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This Couple's Arranged Marriage Took A Beautifully Unexpected Turn

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 03.16.2016 | Weddings

A heartwarming new video offers a sweet perspective on arranged marriages. In a clip from the show Hello Goodbye Canada, which tells the stories of pe...

Nobody Expects Their Husband To Do ... This

Razwana Wahid | Posted 02.24.2016 | Women
Razwana Wahid

The room was in pitch black darkness. It had the smell of fresh paint and the threat of unfamiliarity. He used one hand to pin my arms above my head...

The Truth About Arranged Marriages

Razwana Wahid | Posted 02.15.2016 | Women
Razwana Wahid

In the Indian and Pakistani community, an arranged marriage doesn't involve one or both parties being forced to make the decision against their will. Nor does it mean the bride and groom don't set eyes on each other until the wedding day.

Rokhshana's Scream

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 12.07.2015 | Impact
Miri Ben-Ari

My heart was pounding while watching the video of Rokhshana: A young woman who was stoned to death in Firozkoh, a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanist...

The Truth About My Arranged Marriage

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.01.2015 | OWN

When Zainab Salbi was barely 19 years old, she experienced her first sense of betrayal. The young Iraqi woman had grown up in Baghdad, raised in part ...

An Interview With Dr. Urmilla Khanna on Her New Memoir, Boundaries of the Wind

Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque | Posted 10.26.2015 | Books
Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque

"I never fell in love, it was just there," Dr. Urmilla Khanna said, as she giggled at the silliness of the question about how she fell in love in an arranged marriage.

The Cloth Peddler Has Its Hollywood Premiere

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 09.20.2015 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

The Cloth Peddler is the story of a wealthy young man who decides to flaunt tradition by actually meeting and falling in love with his bride before their wedding day.

Lessons From an Arranged Marriage

Georgia Kolias | Posted 05.28.2015 | Weddings
Georgia Kolias

My parents wed on a September morning in 1960 in a small farming village in Greece. My mother learned the news when the busses started to arrive delivering the guests. She was just two months past her seventeenth birthday.

How One Woman Escaped a Forced Marriage

Metro | Posted 06.21.2015 | Women

"I had a friend and when we were 14, she said to me, 'I have a secret,'" she says. "And the secret was that she had a fiancé who was 10 years older. At the time, I didn't know what it meant, and I thought it was like having a boyfriend."

Marriage at First Sight?

Tami Shaikh | Posted 05.30.2015 | Weddings
Tami Shaikh

If you plan to get married please be willing to open your soul up. Communicate your inner most dreams and desires because those unfulfilled desires are what become resentments and anger.

Why Are Millions Of Muslims Signing Up For Online Dating?

BBC | Lydia Green | Posted 12.12.2014 | Religion

Arranged marriages are standard practice in many societies, but the introductions and screening process can be an ordeal for the young people involved...

I Arranged Blind Marriages: Confessions of a Married at First Sight Expert

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women
Dr. Logan Levkoff

I worry that we are so used to jumping in and out of relationships that we don't even know what's worth fighting for anymore.

Force or Choice? American Muslim Marriages (PHOTOS)

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion
Engy Abdelkader

American Muslims from across the country share their stories of love and marriage as a matter of choice -- as it should be. They are reflective of the more mainstream American-Muslim experience while also representing a model to be emulated by others.

Astoria Characters: The Robbery Victims

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.10.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It is what the masked men did to her before they took the money that keeps Sajida Gulamrasool up at night.

Love Was Only For White People

Imran Ahmad | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Imran Ahmad

We are all loitering in our classroom one lunchtime. Barry Sutton suddenly asks me a question: ''Hey, Imran! Are your parents going to arrange your marriage?'' Everyone's attention is suddenly upon me.

4 Steps To Finding Inner Strength After Divorce

Shelly Ulaj | Posted 02.12.2014 | Divorce
Shelly Ulaj

I was so used to being taken care of by family and then my husband that I never realized what I truly meant to be a self-sufficient adult.

Three-Year-Old Bride In Bible Kids' Book

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 09.15.2013 | Religion
Eliyahu Federman

I recently purchased the book Kind Little Rivka after a quick review of the book's title and description. It seemed harmless. It turns out this book was glorifying an underage marriage -- and I was shocked by its content and images.

In Praise of Arranged Marriage: Interview With Filmmaker Rama Burshtein About Fill the Void

Erica Abeel | Posted 07.23.2013 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

"So many times in my life I went out hoping to find a spouse and came home empty handed. I wished someone would bring me options."

A Love Story

Daniel Klein | Posted 06.03.2013 | Taste
Daniel Klein

What started as a farm story quickly turned into a story about love and dedication amongst the Ceylon tea fields.

Why Are Indian Styled Arranged Marriages Relatively Stable Compared to Westernized Societies?

Quora | Posted 05.19.2013 | Weddings

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Makarand Sahasrabuddhe, Indian Well it has NOTHING to do with the style of the marriage. Mor...

Hillary Clinton, Others Announce New Plan To Prevent Child Marriage

Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 10.11.2012 | Impact

When a young girl living in a rural community of a poor nation sees her family preparing a once-in-a-lifetime thriftless party, reality doesn't hit un...

The Sikhs Next Door

Simi Singh Juneja | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Simi Singh Juneja

My parents had an arranged marriage. I can tell you the story about how they saw each other for the first time, in my sleep. I have heard it at every dinner party before the age of ten, and every road trip we have ever taken as a family. The details are always argued about.

'Love Commandos' Rescue Indian Romeos And Juliets

Posted 06.05.2012 | Weddings

Arranged marriage may be a long-accepted tradition in India and even among some families in the U.S., but that doesn't mean that the practice is witho...

WATCH: Is Arranged Marriage Forced Marriage?

Posted 05.31.2012 | Weddings

Is arranged marriage a stifling, outdated practice or is it just a more family-oriented way of finding love? On Wednesday, CNN examined the pros an...

On the Merits of an Arranged Marriage

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 07.23.2012 | Home
Dora Levy Mossanen

Was theirs an arranged marriage? It certainly was. Were they different in every imaginable way? You bet. Yet they managed to build a relationship based on love and trust. I wonder whether that was possible only because divorce was not an option at the time.