Derick and Jill Duggar Dillard's 'Covenant Marriage' Explained

October 27, 2014 6:00 PM

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Derick and Jill Duggar Dillard's 'Covenant Marriage' Explained

"I signed their covenant marriage certificate," Derick's mom, Cathy, 57, told PEOPLE after the couple said their I Dos. "It was so special. But it wouldn't matter if they chose that type of marriage certificate or not, those two would still have a covenant marriage."

In Arkansas, where the couple married, the covenant marriage law allows for couples to agree up front that they will seek counseling before a divorce could be granted. It also offers more limited grounds for divorce – and increases the time that a separation has to be in place before a divorce can b...

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