The ideal of love as a primary reason for marriage began to spread in the late 18th century and early 19th century, partly due to the French and American revolutions and the idea that people had a right to pursue personal happiness.
Articles tagged “arranged marriage”
(RNS) I was going to say no. But I realized if I was ever going to do this, I needed to try. I felt like I might be blocking a blessing God could be offering me if I wasn’t open to it. I decided I was willing to start the process.
(RNS) Rama Burshtein is the first Orthodox Israeli woman to direct a feature film about a woman’s yearning for independent identity within the strict, tightly knit religious community of observant Jews.
(RNS) A young woman stood outside a Greyhound bus with a ticket in her hand and a backpack over her shoulder. She was guilty of two offenses: rejecting her father’s choice of husband and renouncing her family’s Islamic faith. Deciding whether to boarding that bus, she said later, would be the hardest thing she had done in her 18 years.
(RNS) The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, revered as a messiah within his Unification Church but regarded by many others as a vain and enigmatic man who blessed mass weddings, built a sprawling business empire and presided over a personality cult, died on Monday (Sept. 3) in South Korea. He was 92. By Daniel Burke.