What is a covenant marriage?

A covenant marriage is a distinct type of marriage available in only a few states in which the parties agree that marriage is a lifelong bond between them. These individuals willingly enter authorized pre marital counseling and agree that grounds for divorce for them will be more limited for them. A party can obtain a divorce in a covenant marriage only when there has been a complete and total breach of the marriage agreement such as adultery or the commission of a felony. What this means is that parties who enter into a covenant marriage will not be able to be divorced simply on the basis of irreconcilable differences.