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12.11.2006

Covenant Marriage?

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?

42 comments:

mzchief said...

WOW!
Marriage SHOULD be this way. However, I have 21+ years of marriage behind me.

Anonymous said...

Amen. This is the best idea regarding divorce I have heard. I am serious. It is just sad that we have to legislate a moral value. However, it is not the first time we have legislated morals.

Anonymous said...

A stupid idea. So what is this supposed to do? Make two people love each other more? Marriage is marriage. Now, people are REALLY married? What's the difference? Like being REALLY pregnant as opposed to just regular pregnant? Dumb. If two people fall out of love, forcing them to stay together may have quite a few unintended consequences. Counseling, getting to know each other and all that stuff are very important, but why can't people do that before they get a regular marriage? Because they are lazy and our society is flipped. Legislating "stricter" rules in getting married joins the myriad of new rules we think we need because we no longer have any sense of personal responsibility, such as, rules against trans fat because little Johnny won't stop stuffing cheeseburgers down his throat.

Anonymous said...

Hey will all of that apply to same sex marriages also? Heard on the radio this morning two lesbians are unhappy with each other and want a divorce.

Oh my!

Anonymous said...

If your stupid enough to agree to that sort of marriage, you deserve to be locked in with the loon you "marry."

Anonymous said...

The problem with today’s marriage is that most people do not take it seriously or the couple is too young to know. Why take it serious when you have the easy button. Things get a little tough, just hit the easy button and get a divorce.

Anonymous said...

This would have to be a lawyer's worst nightmare. They make a fortune on divorce.

Anonymous said...

9:07 - couldn't agree with you more. Just hit the marriage delete button.....whammo, it's over, unless children are involved. They are the ones I feel sorry for unless the parents can handle it in a mature fashion.

wordkyle said...

From what was written, it seems this would give people another choice. No one is losing any options by adding this one. Why would anyone have an objection to giving people more options?

bgirl said...

Good news for marriage counselors!

greta said...

It's a great idea! Marriage is very sacred, and should be treated as such.

A very dear friend of mine, who happens to be a divorce lawyer has always said that people who marry should be required to go through a nasty divorce first. Then, they can decide whether they want to get married.

Anonymous said...

shut mzcreep!! We still hate you!!!

Anonymous said...

This is great for lawyers. If you want to get divorced you have to go through an ugly "for cause" type divorce where you prove adultry, abuse, separated three years, etc.
End result, you better be damn sure you want a divorce before filing one of these.

Anonymous said...

shut up, mzchief

TXsharon said...

I choose neither, thank you.

Anonymous said...

TxSheehan chooses cheap tampons at Walmart

Anonymous said...

Hey Sheehan, Are you still upset at Bush wiretapping terrorists while Clinton was wiretapping Princess Diana?

Anonymous said...

Hey 1:37PM - you still owe me for that ocean-front property I have for sale in Arizona. Remember? You said you'd buy from me that. Oh well, I guess you will buy anything.

Anonymous said...

Still waiting on the big earthquake to destroy California. Get back with me when it happens.

Anonymous said...

Honestly I think that it would be really good if all people had to have counseling before getting married, some people get a picture in there head of all the romance and fairytale images that they think it is and they rush into it They dont understand the committment they are making.
But then everyone would fight over whos counseling was right and whos was wrong so scratch that.

mzchief said...

To txsharon...
Nice to see you out and about. I hope you and those you love are having a JOYOUS holiday season.

OBVIOUSLY there are STILL a few HATERS carrying a torch for YOU.

*GiGGLeS*

Anonymous said...

It is RR and he has serious hots for her. He is obsessed with what goes in her vagina.

Anonymous said...

I am not obsessed with cheap tampons or popsicles.

TXsharon said...

Thank you for your well wishes, mzchief. Same to you and yours.

Isn't RR cute with his obsession?

Anonymous said...

shut up, mzchief

Anonymous said...

Txsheehan, Clinton is tapping your phone.

anonymouse said...

dude, you anonybitches are pathetic.

jsut because the only action you bitches get is from shoving cheap walmart tampons up yo asses doesn't mean you have to project onto txsharon...

she's obviously here to comment and read the blog..and as much fun as it is laughing at you dumbass bitches..you're distracting us from the real post...so you should probably go back to 1)shoving tampons up your ass as far away from the computer as possible ...orrrr
2) go kill yourself....
bitches.

all my christmas love,
CLASSSSSSAAAAYYY MS MOUSE MOUSE
IS IN YO MOTHA F@CKIN HOUSE HOUSE!! bitches!

mzchief said...

Oh MY!

IF you had NOT noticed, there is a CHANCE my beloved baby sis (by another mother and different father) has just NOW decided to become an aspiring rap star.

I promise I will do what I can to KEEP anonyMOUSE IN university in Austin.

*GiGGLeS*

Anonymous said...

shut up, mzchief

Anonymous said...

I didn't know they let retards attend UT, MzCreep. Oh, but I am sure YOU have SPECIAL privileges.

mzchief said...

To anonyNOTHING 12:43...
Of COURSE "retards" are permitted to attend UT, it is a Texas public school.

*SMuG GRiN*

Sometimes I just crack ME up soooooo much it hurts to laugh THIS hard!

*OTFLOLHysterically@U*

Anonymous said...

txsharon commented on this blog a while back that she did not like mzchief either. So stop ass kissing.

I think RR's obsession with txsharon is very cute also. Maybe you guys should meet.

Anonymous said...

I just want to know who RR is and annonymousenothing you seriously need to seek some counseling you are frikin' crazy. You seriously need to chill, spouting terrorist threats can get you in big trouble these days,(aka: telling people you will kill them) Life really is'nt all that bad enjoy. Quit letting people get to you, poor little thing.

Anonymous said...

RR is ReaganRip, aka Raygun, and MzCreep's brother - check old posts for its comments. Anonymouse is his and MzCreep's incestuous child.

mzchief said...

To anonyNOTHING 2:17
MY brother is killing Taliban and Al Qaeda terrorists while serving his THIRD tour in Afghanistan.

ReaganRIP/RR is NOT my brother.

As I stated in an earlier comment, anonyMOUSE is my baby sis (by another mother and a different father).

The HATERS never get the FACTS straight and tend to have QUITE a bit of DIFFICULTY with the TRUTH!

Anonymous said...

MzCreant, you should be ashamed of your "lil sister". And possibly concerned about her sexual preference. After looking at her blogspot, it does appear she has a thing for girlie hineys.

And as for your brother, if I were him, I would rather be in a foreign country, than to have to deal with you ever again.

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anonymouse said...

said...

anonyass2:17..this may be a hard concept for you to understand but.. this blog--- isn't the real world...AND I don't "spout terrorist threats"....I just give good advice.
AND you're absolutely right, life is pretty damn good, that's why I enjoy laughin my ass off at you BITCHES.
DUmbass -----if you think I'm not laughing at you maybe YOU need the psychiatrist, BITCH.
MAUHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH

wouldn't you bitches LOVE IT if I wAS a lesbian! ahhahaHahaHahahahah

KEEP IT COMIN BITCHES!

Anonymous said...

annonymousenothing maybe your sista can explain to you that telling someone you will kill them is indeed a terrorist threat.

ex-eagle said...

You dumbass Mzchief haters - Give it up. Mzchief has kicked your losers asses and will keep doing it until you wise up and shut the hell up.

She has more sense, class, intelligence and patience than all you fuck-ups combined.

Mouse is funny as hell. She baits you and you take the bait every time.

Mzchief and Mouse keep up the good work ladies. All the folks in my office love the both of you.

Oh right. Hey dipshit 9:26, it's not a terroristic threat if there is no realistic chance of the threat being carried out and a prosecutor wont file charges. Mouse is right, you need to kill yourselves but don't use a gun because none of you haters are worth the cost of a bullet.

anonymouse said...

oooo 7:54, I gotta remember than line--that shit is GOOOOOOD
GOLD STAR FOR YOU!

You know..I'm finally convinced that you anonybitches actually take this shit seriously, I almost feel guilty for making fun of you/laughing at you..wait..NO I DON'T...you bitches are dumbasses!!
MAUAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHA
eat my lesibian tampons, bitches.

Anonymous said...

7:54 your parents would be so proud...NOT