The New Face of Arranged Marriage

Back in college the subject of arranged marriage came up in discussion during one of my small workshop classes. I don't remember how. Perhaps someone had written it in a story we were talking about. What I do remember is the very negative reaction that everyone in the room had.There was shock and anger and talking about it like it was a barbaric practice from ancient times and not something that people are still doing. I sat quietly, embarassed, and not wanting to admit that I tried to have … [Read more...]

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What I Will Tell My Children About Love

Love is something that I have a shaky understanding of. My parents are practical, grounded scientists and I don’t recall talking much about love. Not as a child. Though by the time I was a teenager, I was getting some intense messages about it from the culture around me.No, I don’t mean American popular culture. I mean the spiritual organization I grew up in.In the general American culture it seems that the way people understand love is that it is a feeling and it needs to be sta … [Read more...]

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