February 7, 2014

COMMENTARY: My parents arranged my marriage, and I’m cool with that

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Glenn Haider and Judilee King during a gala in Columbus, Ohio, in December 2013. Photo courtesy of Judilee King

photo courtesy of Mohammad Ashique Photography

Glenn Haider and Judilee King during a gala in Columbus, Ohio, in December 2013. Photo courtesy of Judilee King

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(RNS) I was going to say no. But I realized if I was ever going to do this, I needed to try. I felt like I might be blocking a blessing God could be offering me if I wasn't open to it. I decided I was willing to start the process.

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  • Jesus

    Don’t talk about me that way.

  • Elizabeth

    Congrats! That was a really inspiring story. Thank you for sharing!! (y)

  • doug

    Good story for everyone.

  • Buddha

    Hahaha

  • Buddha

    Good one Jesus.

  • Amey Daboni

    How wonderful is it to know that there are people in this so called world that still keep their purity and not only that agree to a matching by their parents. I am wishing them and all the other couples the best .

  • Ginger

    Thank you for sharing such an uplifting and encouraging testimony…best wishes to you both!

  • Jeffrey Baz

    Good Story, Thanks for sharing Judilee and Glenn!!!…

  • anne haider

    My name is Anne HAIDER but I live in Austria,Europe;I was wondering if we are relatives? Did Glenn´s family come maybe some generations ago from Europe?Would be interesting to know…!

  • Congratulations Judilee & Glenn. Thanks for a well written article and nice photo. Are you studying journalism Judilee? Shared link to this page at http://www.ffwpu.asn.au/#RNS_article.

  • Arthur Dodge

    Congratulations Judilee & Glenn!
    May you have a wonderful marriage experience in Korea.
    Thank you for such an honest & uplifting testimony.

  • dawn haider

    Yes his father is austrian and glenn is the first generation in america on his austrian side.

  • Alberta Schultz

    Erina & Taka I wish you happiness forever.

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  • wishing you both much happiness xoxo

  • Lenka

    GOD BLESS YOU TWO IN ONE 🙂 FOR ETERNITY!

  • Jhowie Jimenez

    Conggratulation , True Heavenly relationship can never change along the way.

  • Larry

    Although I have a fairly dim view of arranged marriages (it is not altogether rare in my wife’s culture).

    If it works for you both, have fun. Whatever floats your boats.

  • Agnes Duelli

    Congratulations and Thanks ….for such nice, inspiring testimony.
    Congratulations with loving greetings to Claire and Hubert !

    Agnes from Austria

  • George

    Good job–on the part of both generations–way to go!

    You have stated the proper basis for marriage–remember it and stick right to it!

    This is very nice to hear, the shallow romantic and self-fulfillment oriented view of marriage that has become so prevalent in our society is a wretched disaster. Keep up the good work, and spread the word.

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  • Very inspiring! I am impressed by this young couple’s efforts, their cooperation with their parents, and their taking a step-by-step approach to this process. My prayers are with them and with other young couples taking this step.

  • Liz Brooker

    What a refreshing article about Marriage. In a time when many are avoiding marriage, Judilee and Glen are boldly going to explore True Love. I wish them both many years of happiness.

  • Elias Mourad

    That was a really inspiring story. I wish them both many years of happiness.

  • Joe Bigliogo

    I’m glad everything worked out for you but… let’s say you were not “totally cool with that”. As an atheist I don’t know much about this cultish faith but what happens if you do not approve or feel love for the partner your parents “arranged” for you to marry? Since it is your future that is at stake, do YOU have any say in the matter? Any say at all?

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