From the Star-Telegram:
Rep. Bill Zedler, R-Arlington, hopes to stem the divorce rate with a bill that would make covenant marriage an option for Texans, as it already is in three other states . . . .Zedler's bill would allow couples to choose a covenant marriage, which is harder to dissolve than a traditional marriage.
Couples who agreed to a covenant marriage would have to undergo premarital counseling and get marriage counseling before filing for a divorce.
Unlike traditional marriages, which can be dissolved in Texas without either party admitting fault, a covenant marriage could be terminated only on grounds such as adultery, abuse or a spouse being convicted of a felony. Absent that, a couple in a covenant marriage could be granted a divorce if they lived separately for at least three years.Anybody want to sign up?