I was watching Our America with Lisa Ling on the OWN Network today from our DVR. Have you seen this show?
From the swinger lifestyle to young girls entering convents, from arranged marriages to child pageants, the new season of Our America with Lisa Ling takes viewers along for an in-depth look at some of the most controversial and thought-provoking issues in the United States today.
In each episode, Ling immerses herself into the lives of the people she meets and challenges viewers to understand different perspectives and sometimes even question what they themselves have always believed to be true in Our America.
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The show this past Sunday was on arranged marriages. Lisa Ling followed 3 couples and one single girl as they dealt with arranged marriages.
It was actually super interesting and got me thinking…..does anyone I know believe in an arranged marriage? Do you think it could work out? Do you know anyone who has an arranged marriage?
I mean, it obviously work out. There are less divorces in arranged marriages then in typical marriages for love. Of course, you could also claim that most of those who are in arranged marriages also do not support divorce. Does a common religious belief make a marriage stronger?
This must be a hot topic lately because just recently I also saw a documentary about the mass marriage ceremony by the Unification Church. Tens of thousands of people were married by the church leader Rev. Sun Myung. Worldwide, more than 36o million people have accepted the blessing by the Reverend and Dr. Moon’s (his wife) blessing on their marriage. And after the marriage ceremony, the couples are expected to wait another 40 days until they can be intimate so they can pray for a pure start to marriage.
I am actually fascinated with this subject. While I was able to choose my life mate based on love and attraction, 100 years ago I might have also been in an arranged marriage. Or at least had little to say in who I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I admittedly am not religious…maybe I just don’t get it? Do you have to be religious to accept this as the norm?
Let me know what you think.
Until next time…..