The author I have chosen to use to write about is Laura Kipnis and her essay: Love’s Labors. For

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The author I have chosen to use to write about is Laura Kipnis and her essay: Love’s Labors. For this Capstone Essay I have chosen to write about Divorce rates, and how they have been increasing over the years. Divorce can come about in many different ways, each unique in the reason of interest/motivation to get a divorce. Kipnis speaks entirely to an audience ripe for divorce; adulterers, fantasizers, the side chick/guy, or even the suspicious spouse. The reasons of increased divorce vary depending on the period of time that you are looking at, or the situation in which the divorce is taking place. Due to the increased rates of divorce it seems even the states themselves at one point took recognition, and tried to take action. They have…show more content…
When it was first introduced as many as 24 states had churches lobby to get covenant marriage passed in to effect. Of these 24 states offered the chance of covenant marriage only three accepted the new idea. Further proof of Nock’s statement regarding his doubt of covenant marriage spreading is within the very states that adopted the practice. The three states to accept the new stance on marriage were only Arkansas, Arizona and Louisiana. In the three years after Arkansas adopted the new law there were over 112,000 marriages that took place, while only around 800 of them actually committed to a covenant-marriage. In Louisiana and Arizona only a combined total three percent of marriages were covenant marriages. With little to no reception from the public the states effort to lower/eliminate divorce rates was to no avail. Historically speaking the rise in divorces could possibly be due to the ease of access. At-Fault Divorce is the process of divorce through which “grounds” for approval of the divorce were required. Originally those wanting to file for divorce had to have proof of a reason that proved incompatible to their marriage. This meant divorce was not readily available to all married couples, and even in the event they had chance to file for divorce there was still an opportunity it could not be approved. This ended in 1969 when

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