Interracial marriage Moonies style
Can you imagine trusting your parents to find you a marriage partner? Would you let them match you with someone you have never met before… from a different country?
I came across this story of a lady who let her parents choose her spouse for her. Who would have thought that such things still happens in this age and era? Apparently, her parents had an arranged marriage and had never met before. They were matched from different countries (Italy and Britain) and have been together for 36 years.
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You think this idea is crazy? Not to the Moonies it aint. Her pals, much as they knew they were part of the Moon’s Unification Church, could never come to terms with the idea of entrusting the one Rev. Moon to match her with someone she didn’t know. What if he don’t speak the same language? :roll:
To be matched, the Moonies fill out a questionnaire about themselves and a list is made available to members of other countries. Well this is kind of similar to the profiles people create in online dating. ;-) Once she was done with that a set of parents started inquiring about her. Her parents picked on a man from Spain. A meeting with the parents and husband-to-be was arranged and they were matched - which meant they were engaged.
Their wedding was set one year after they had met in Korea where the church was established. Since the religion didn’t allow kissing or even holding hands before marriage, their wedding night was awkward. Leaping to bed was too big a step so both of them slept in separate rooms. They were separated by church volunteer work and finally reunited in Venice. That was when they shared their first kiss but still no banging. To cut the long story short, they finally consummated their marriage three months later and they just celebrated their forth anniversary.
But don’t you think that the Moonies are big supporters of interracial marriages. Strangers rising above race and distance. What does that say about those of us who can’t even bring themselves to date someone they know and love so much just because of racial differences? This is an amazing story… really. As much as most people are adamant about this cult, I think their interracial marriages are something they should be praised for. Kudos.
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