Sunday, August 16, 2009

Jesuit On Arranged Marriages In His Parish In India

Jesuit Father Thomas Thamarackat agreed and said many families in his parish now prefer arranged marriages. The average age at the parish's educated youth now decide to marry is between 20 and 30 years, he said.

According to him, many people still hold on to the traditional belief that children should be married early to save them from getting "spoiled." However, people do realize the negative consequences and insecurity that come with such marriages, he added.

Link (here) to the full piece.

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