That has been a source of much heartburn for first-generation Korean immigrants, for whom getting their children settled in wedlock is the culmination of their obligation as parents.
Jae-dong Kim, a gastroenterologist and Catholic deacon, came up with the idea for an event connecting parents with unmarried children six years ago, while marrying off the last of his four offspring.
Just to see if your girlfriend being a Korean might have relevance to this, I consulted a good friend of mine, who is a member of an elite group of experts known as the Ask Richard International Research Team.
She was born in Korea and has experienced being a member of more than one Korean Christian church in the U. She offered these insights that might help you understand what your girlfriend may be going through.
The daughter of Korean immigrants, Kim grew up attending both a Protestant church, where she was the only queer person she knew, and a Catholic school, where she was both the only queer kid the only Protestant.
"I would always question God — why would he give me such a hard life like this?
"I have met the women I am meant to be with on this site and we are getting married in July this year.
He's responsible and industrious, she said, juggling graduate studies and work.
His hobbies include fishing, hiking and reading."He has everything ready.
Our religiosity is far from static: Some 28% of American adults have abandoned the faith of their upbringing, either to follow a different one or none at all.
may be a secular country, but 78% of Americans identified as Christian as of 2009.