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4 new {couples} are placing their love and dedication to the check in TLC’s latest relationship collection, Forbidden Love.

The brand new collection, set to premiere on July 21, will discover what occurs when a Pentecostal preacher’s son dates a Muslim girl, an Orthodox Jew courts a Catholic girl, an Amish man enters the world of a non-Amish girl, and a Muslim man finds romance with a conservative Catholic.

“Hailing from totally different faiths, one accomplice from every couple is changing or has determined to relinquish their family-of-origin and tradition completely. Dealing with such intense conventional variations, can their relationships endure the trials of changing or will their love falter beneath the stress?” reads a logline for the collection.

In PEOPLE’s unique have a look at the present’s trailer, the challenges these {couples} face shall be placed on show as they battle to beat their totally different traditions, familial expectations and hopes for the long run.

As every particular person opens up about their present life — Mohammad says he doesn’t “drink” or “eat pork,” however will “pray 5 instances a day” and Elmer says “rising up Amish is kinda like dwelling within the 1800s” — the {couples} will quickly expertise rising pains of their relationships.

“Historically, Orthodox Jews will not date ladies that are not Jewish, however generally in life, the Jewish boy falls in love with an Italian Catholic lady,” Eli says within the clip of his accomplice, Laurie.

Ashley, who’s from Jefferson Metropolis, Missouri, admits of her upbringing, “It is white, conservative and Catholic, so you may think about the shock once I introduced that I married a Muslim.”

Ashley and Mohammed.


Later, Lindsey opens up about having to show Elmer “every thing,” even intimacy within the bed room. As Elmer places it, “I did not find out about intercourse till I used to be about 18.”

It is from easy crusing for them, as she later tells him throughout an argument, “You anticipate me to be your your little Amish housewife, to scrub up after you and prepare dinner and be a baby-maker for you… being married to an Amish man is quiet totally different than I anticipated. Perhaps I took on much more than I can deal with.”

At one other level within the trailer, Lensa says “one thing has to go” as Kris asks, “Is it attainable for a pair to have two totally different religions?” His household is not so positive and his mother tells him, “A home divided is not going to stand.”

Lensa in the end says, “He is crossed the road making an attempt to transform me. That is witchcraft!”

Ultimatums can even be issued, with Eli admitting, “The one method the connection’s going to work is that if Laurie converts.” Ashley additionally asks, “So that you assume I can not be a great spouse except I’m a Muslim?” as Mohammad merely says, “Sure.”

Beneath, meet the {couples} whose religion shall be examined in Forbidden Love.

Laurie (36) and Eli (32)

Eli and Laurie.


“Eli is an Orthodox Jew and Laurie was raised Catholic. Laurie was the other – she was raised a religious Catholic however deserted her faith after the premature loss of life of her father. After they met, Eli was already religious, so Laurie determined to transform to solidify their future collectively. However changing isn’t any small feat. She finds herself giving up her garments, altering her hair, taking courses, finding out for checks, and making ready to fully change her life-style, all of the whereas questioning if she will do it and if she’s giving up an excessive amount of to be with the love of her life.”

Lindsey (34) and Elmer (23) 

Lindsay and Elmer.


“Elmer just lately left his Amish group to marry Lindsey however finds it troublesome adapting to the “English” world and the truth that he has been disowned by his household. Lindsey is older than him and had many preconceived notions about who Elmer can be as a husband. She thought he can be healthful and would by no means have a wandering eye – however she quickly begins to understand that being with somebody who was raised Amish is extra sophisticated than she predicted. The stakes are very excessive with a child on the way in which, however even with all of the drama surrounding their relationship, their chemistry and humorousness maintain them going.”

Ashley (31) and Mohammad (31)

Ashley and Mohammed.


“Ashley was raised in a conservative Catholic household and is married to Mohammad, a Muslim man. After they fell in love, Mohammad’s twin brother was in opposition to their relationship as a result of he would like his brother to be with a Muslim girl. And to complicate issues additional, the pair received married in a short time and have a 3-year-old daughter named Rozie. Whereas Mohammad is captivated with Ashley changing so his daughter shall be raised by a Muslim girl, Ashley is conflicted about dwelling by strict Muslim legal guidelines, and her household doesn’t really feel she wants to alter a factor for Mohammad.”

Lensa (32) and Kris (37) 

Lensa and Kris.


“Kris is the son of a Pentecostal preacher. When Kris falls in love with a Muslim girl who had already been in two organized marriages, his father is dismayed. Kris and Lensa need one another to transform to their respective religions which leaves them, and their households, at odds. Will one in all them depart their faith completely, even when it means by no means talking to their household once more? Or will the stress be an excessive amount of for the connection to deal with?”

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Forbidden Love premieres Sunday, July 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TLC.

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