Arranged Marriages Should Not Be Lawful

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“ In the name of God, I take you to be my wife/ husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until we are parted by death. This is my solemn vow.” In an arranged marriage, two complete strangers come together by family, religion, or ethics to become spouses. Stating these meaning packed words, the two vow lives to one another while barely knowing the other. Yet, that is whom the parents have chosen, so that is whom the person must wed. When this takes place self-choice becomes eliminated and God-given rights become invisible. Arranged marriages should not be lawful in the United States. Arranged marriages are an insult to the nature of marriage. Marriage occurs when two people have fallen in love and want to live the rest of life together. Each person chooses the other from the result of love. An arranged marriage has a different story. According to I Love Relationships, an internet article that gives relationship and marriage advice, an arranged marriage is described as a type of marriage where the parents decide for the bride or groom on who to marry and the one marrying has no say in the process. A love connection does not exist in this situation. Marriage is about a couple discovering a love for one another and creating a family based off of that love. “In many arranged marriage cases, the couple rarely knows each other before the marriage” (Arranged Marriages;
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