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.