Urvi Shah has been questioned by her family and threatened by strangers simply for helping others find love.
Parents of the Texas teen have been charged with child abuse, and it's "highly likely" a man who offered the family $20,000 to marry her will be arrested.
"There was a need for a place for people to find individuals to date within certain parameters that are both safe and private
"Arranged marriage [turns] into a love marriage."
He isn't someone you agreed to marry; the man that's supposed to protect you. Forgive him It's the story I'd reluctantly
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.
In the video, Rokshahana was inside a hole in the ground. Only her head was visible. Several men threw stones at her head
Years after the wedding, Zainab Salbi learned what had really been at stake.
"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.
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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.
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.
"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."
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.
Sometime in the last decade or so, online dating became a mainstream activity, in Europe and North America at least. These
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.
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.
It is what the masked men did to her before they took the money that keeps Sajida Gulamrasool up at night.
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.