SOVEREIGN CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE
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The Sovereign Christian
Marriage book explains the legal and spiritual foundations
of marriage. It explains in detail why you don't want
to get married with a marriage license. It provides forms
and instructions that show you how to get an entirely ecclesiastical
marriage that is completely free from state involvement or a
state marriage license, but which retains all of the essential
advantages of a marriage license by replacing it with a private
contract between the two parties.
- The book is absolutely essential for:
The freedom-minded individual
who wants to start a family that is completely separated
from the government and the state.
Current or prospective
families where one or both spouses are "nontaxpayers"
and the taxpaying spouse does not want to be the target
of IRS enforcement actions against the "nontaxpaying"
spouse. Without the protections afforded by the
techniques in this book, the persecution of innocent
spouses caused by illegal IRS and state enforcement
can and often does lead to divorce.
- It is based on personal experience and contains many
practical observations and legal pointers that will help
you to achieve your goal of a sovereign marriage.
- Applicable both in states that have common law marriage
and even in those states that don't recognize it, such as
California and Oregon.
- There is no other book like this book that we have been
able to find after much searching, which is why we wrote
it to begin with and decided to make it available to the
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Table of Contents
Table of Authorities
1.2 Sovereign Christian Marriage
1.3 Common clergy objections to the approach in this document
1.4 Factors contributing to the Requirement for a Sovereign
Christian Marriage by Either Prospective Spouse
2. SPIRITUAL FOUNDATIONS OF CHRISTIAN
2.2 Adam and Eve: The First Marriage
2.3 Biblical Purpose of Marriage
2.4 Holy Matrimony v. State "Marriage"
2.5 State Marriage Licenses as a "Doctrine of Men" (Mark 7:6-9)
2.6 5 Reasons Why Christians Should Not Obtain a State Marriage
2.6.1 Reason #1: The definition of a "license" demands
that we NOT obtain one to marry
2.6.2 Reason #2: When you marry with a marriage license,
you grant the State jurisdiction over your marriage
2.6.3 Reason #3: When you marry with a marriage license,
you place yourself under a body of law which is
2.6.4 Reason #4: The marriage license invades and removes
God-given parental authority
2.6.5 Reason #5: When you marry with a marriage license,
you are like a polygamist
2.6.6 When Does the State Have Jurisdiction Over a Marriage?
2.7 What Should We Do?
3. SUMMARY OF STATE MARRIAGE
AND DIVORCE LAWS
3.1 History of Marriage Licenses In America
3.2 What exactly is the state "licensing" with a marriage
3.2.1 What's going on?
3.2.3 Marriage License
3.2.4 Legal & Lawful Marriage
3.2.5 Taking your Family back
3.2.6 Re-tie Family Ties
3.3 Requirements for Legal Marriage in California
3.3.1 Statutory Requirements for a Valid Marriage
220.127.116.11 No "common law marriage"
18.104.22.168 Capacity to marry
22.214.171.124.1 Age of lawful consent and "not otherwise
126.96.36.199.3 Opposite-sex parties only
188.8.131.52 Confidential marriage
184.108.40.206.1 Exception for marriage under canon law
3.3.2 Validity of Foreign Marriages
220.127.116.11 Deference to law of contracting jurisdiction
18.104.22.168.1 Out-of-state "common law marriage"
22.214.171.124.2 Incestuous marriage
126.96.36.199.3 Out-of-state marriage to evade local
188.8.131.52 Special rule where no applicable law in contracting
184.108.40.206.1 Public policy exception to choice of
220.127.116.11.2 Exception re out-of-state same-sex marriages
3.4 Common Law Marriage
3.4.1 What's Legally Valid and What's Not
3.4.2 "Recognized" versus "Unlawful"
3.4.3 Validity of Marriage
3.4.4 Why has Common Law Marriage acquired a dubious reputation?
3.4.5 Pretending To Be Married
3.4.6 Property and Custody Rights
3.4.7 Proving Your Marriage
3.4.8 More on Common Law Marriage
3.4.9 Reference Material
3.5 Interstate Divorce
3.6 Marriage License Issuance and Recording Requirements
3.7 California Default Pre-Nuptial Agreement
4. WHY STATE MARRIAGE LICENSES
VIOLATE GOD'S LAWS AND MAKE THINGS WORSE
4.1 Biblical Law: The Foundation of ALL Law
4.2 Role of Law
4.3 Government as idolatry/religion
4.4 Where the ways of the world and a corrupted government
have taken us
4.5 Cultural History
4.6 The Female Need for Economic Security: Idolatry
4.7 How Women Abuse Domestic Violence Laws to Abuse
and Enslave Men
4.8 What Causes State-Licensed Marriages to Fail?
4.9 Civil Disobedience to Corrupt Governments is a Biblical
4.10 The Liberty of Conscience: Civil Disobedience In Light
of Romans 13:1-7
4.10.1 Martin Luther's Courageous Stand Against Tyranny
at the Diet of Worms
4.10.2 The Historic Reformed Interpretation of Romans
4.10.3 Does the Civil Magistrate Ever Cease to be a "Minister
4.10.4 Loyalty to God Must Always Take Precedence Over
Obedience to Men
4.10.5 Tragic Effects of Biblical Misinterpretation on
4.10.6 Our Government Was a Result of "Revolt" Against
the British Crown
4.10.7 Citizens of the States Are Not Under the Jurisdiction
of Federal Law
4.11 How Can We Remedy the Deficiencies of a State Marriage License?
5. REBUTTED OBJECTIONS TO SOVEREIGN
5.1 Clergy Objections
5.1.1 1 Peter 2:13-17: "Honouring the king"
5.1.2 State marriage laws PUNISH spouses who don't work
things out, which incentivizes more stable families
5.1.3 Without Using the Force of Law, Our Divorce Rate
Would Go Up and the Stability of All Church Families
Would be Threatened
5.1.4 Questions for Clergy Who Object to Sovereign Christian
5.2 Fiance Objections
5.3 Example Dialog between future prospective spouses
5.4 Societal objections
6. MARRIAGE RESOURCES
6.1 Sample Wedding Ceremony
6.2 A Poem for the Marriage Day
6.3 A Marriage Benediction
6.4 Marriage Contract Without Marriage License
6.4.1 Notice of Intent to Marry
6.5 Marriage Contract with Confidential Marriage License (for
difficult pastors and clergy)