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Why this young couple decided to enter into the most strict marriage contract possible

The phrase “‘Till death do us part” is perhaps the most recognizable line from traditional wedding vows, but what if couples began taking those words more seriously? What if a marriage contract were so binding that death was pretty much the only was to get out of it? While divorce rates are soaring, some couples are choosing to enter into a stricter type of marriage—a “covenant” marriage—that’s only legal in three states. Fusion’s Dan Lieberman meets a young couple just days before their covenant marriage and asks why they’re choosing this unconventional path.

Why this young couple decided to enter into the most strict marriage contract possible

The phrase “‘Till death do us part” is perhaps the most recognizable line from traditional wedding vows, but what if couples began taking those words more seriously? What if a marriage contract were so binding that death was pretty much the only was to get out of it? While divorce rates are soaring, some couples are choosing to enter into a stricter type of marriage—a “covenant” marriage—that’s only legal in three states. Fusion’s Dan Lieberman meets a young couple just days before their covenant marriage and asks why they’re choosing this unconventional path.

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