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Is there any evidence that couples who choose a covenant marriage are less likely to divorce?
Covenant marriage is a recent addition to marriage and divorce laws. Currently there is no information on whether covenant marriage prevents divorce because it is such a recent change and, so far, few people have chosen covenant marriage. Covenant marriage has only been adopted by three states (Louisiana, Arkansas, and Arizona). Louisiana was the first state to adopt covenant marriage in 1997, and fewer than 5% of marriages in Louisiana are covenant marriages.
Source: Kim Leon, Ph.D., Former Human Development and Family Studies, College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
Last update: Wednesday, August 20, 2008