Covenant Marriage and the Sanctification of Gendered Marital Roles

  title={Covenant Marriage and the Sanctification of Gendered Marital Roles},
  author={Elizabeth H Baker and Laura Sanchez and Steven L. Nock and James D. Wright},
  journal={Journal of Family Issues},
  pages={147 - 178}
This study contributes to research on the deinstitutionalization of marriage and changing gender ideologies by focusing on a unique group of marriage innovators. With quantitative and qualitative data from the Marriage Matters project (1997-2004), this study used a symbolic interactionist perspective to compare covenant- and standard-married couples. Findings reveal that covenants are more traditional than standards across religious, marital, and gender attitude indices. Qualitative analyses… 

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