Covenant Marriage: What about Women?

This post is part of a series on covenant marriage. Mason was troubled by my last post on marriage and raised some objections that are definitely worth addressing. Mason wrote: So my problem with covenant marriage has always been that I don't see how it gets around exactly the gender-power-dynamic problems that we see in not allowing divorce in the first place. If covenant marriage becomes popular in Christian communities, what I see happening relatively quickly is the emergence of two … [Read more...]

What We Talk About When We Talk About Marriage

My support for covenant marriage led me to mix it up recently on facebook with several friends, including Stephen of The Last Delta-T.  He's written a post laying out his opposition to covenant marriage and atheist or feminist-unfriendly aspects of marriage generally.  Stephen and I both want to redefine modern marriages, but we want to do it in very different directions, so I'm going to start by laying out some of our basic points of disagreement, and then I'll explain the reasoning … [Read more...]

Marriage, Contract, and Restraint

Two days ago, I was casting about for a new topic for linked posts, and, now, I not only have one, I'm trying to figure out how to schedule myself to tackle it as quickly as possible, without disrupting the conclusion of Egnor's Eight Questions.  So here's what you have to look forward to: Reasons why, when/if I get married, I would be strongly inclined to seek a covenant marriage. I got into an argument on facebook about covenant marriage and marriage in general with a number of my … [Read more...]