Covenant Marriage Index

Some time ago, I got into a dispute about covenant marriage with my friend Stephen, who blogs at The Last Delta-T.  I’m defending my position in a series of posts, both because I have problems with a subset of anti-marriage rhetoric that is sometimes used by people on the left (particularly my friends!) and because I think my views on marriage are a decent intro to some of my virtue ethics beliefs generally.


  1. What We Talk About When We Talk About Marriage – an intro to our disagreements
  2. Covenant Marriage: What About Women? – Responding to the most common criticism of covenant marriage
  3. Covenant Marriage isn’t Suited to Christians –  I’m making the pitch for covenant marriage to atheists and other non-Christians.  For Christians, it doesn’t make much sense.
  4. What Marriage is Not – A recent NYT-featured couple typified some of the problems with the idea of marriage as a  purely legal institution
  5. Evolution is Not Destiny – A reply to critiques of marriage rooted in evolutionary psychology
  6. Exercising Self Control – Trying to do morality on my own
  7. Submitting to Others – Letting other people police your actions and character
  8. Whaddya Wanna Get Married For? – Crossposted from my gay marriage debate with Matt.


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About Leah Libresco

Leah Anthony Libresco graduated from Yale in 2011 and lives in Washington DC. She works as a news writer for FiveThirtyEight by day, and by night writes for Patheos about theology, philosophy, and math at She was received into the Catholic Church in November 2012."