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The Resource Covenant marriage : the movement to reclaim tradition in America, Steven L. Nock, Laura Ann Sanchez, James D. Wright, (electronic resource)

Covenant marriage : the movement to reclaim tradition in America, Steven L. Nock, Laura Ann Sanchez, James D. Wright, (electronic resource)

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Covenant marriage : the movement to reclaim tradition in America
Title
Covenant marriage
Title remainder
the movement to reclaim tradition in America
Statement of responsibility
Steven L. Nock, Laura Ann Sanchez, James D. Wright
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Regardless how you interpret the statistics, the divorce rate in the United States is staggering. But, what if the government could change this? Would families be better off if new public policies made it more difficult for couples to separate? This book explores a movement that emerged over the past fifteen years, which aims to do just that. Guided by certain politicians and religious leaders who herald marriage as a solution to a range of longstanding social problems, a handful of state governments enacted "covenant marriage" laws, which require couples to choose between a conventional and a covenant marriage. While the familiar type of union requires little effort to enter and can be terminated by either party unilaterally, covenant marriage requires premarital counseling, an agreement bound by fault-based rules or lengthy waiting periods to exit, and a legal stipulation that divorce can be granted only after the couple has received counseling. Drawing on interviews with over 700 couples-half of whom have chosen covenant unions-this book not only evaluates the viability of public policy in the intimate affairs of marriage, it also explores how growing public discourse is causing men and women to rethink the meaning of marriage
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Nock, Steven L.,
Dewey number
346.76301/6
Illustrations
forms
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1963-
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  • Sanchez, Laura Ann
  • Wright, James D.,
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  • Marriage law
  • Law reform
Label
Covenant marriage : the movement to reclaim tradition in America, Steven L. Nock, Laura Ann Sanchez, James D. Wright, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-185) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Covenant marriage and the marriage movement -- Covenant marriage in Louisiana : legal and historical background -- The implementation of covenant marriage in Louisiana -- Who wants a covenant marriage? -- The role of religion in covenant and standard marriages / with Jill A. Deines -- The ongoing marriage -- Divorce, religiosity, and counseling
Control code
ocn318240471
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 192 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813546490
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unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
forms
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)318240471
Label
Covenant marriage : the movement to reclaim tradition in America, Steven L. Nock, Laura Ann Sanchez, James D. Wright, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-185) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Covenant marriage and the marriage movement -- Covenant marriage in Louisiana : legal and historical background -- The implementation of covenant marriage in Louisiana -- Who wants a covenant marriage? -- The role of religion in covenant and standard marriages / with Jill A. Deines -- The ongoing marriage -- Divorce, religiosity, and counseling
Control code
ocn318240471
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 192 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813546490
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
forms
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)318240471

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