This is a custom that is very hard for the Western world to understand. Our views of love are so feelings centered that we can't conceive of commitment and honor as a real basis for marital joy. Well, my Indian sister is soon to be wed, and we are currently praying that God would open the door for a blessed union.
I think of Isaac and Rebekah. Though there was arrangement. Though there was never a meeting before they were betrothed one to another, their union is a beautiful picture of romantic love. This is what I pray for my sister.
India. A land full of different customs. A land that is richer for them.