One Muslim Girl’s Thoughts on Marriage

Anyone else remember the phrase “Impossible is nothing”—that old adidas slogan? That was plastered all over my basketball magazines and on ads during games on television. It was an inspiring phrase, a little play on the oft-repeated verse “nothing is impossible” or “anything is possible,” what Kevin Garnett (one of the faces of adidas) passionately…


A Marriage of Compromise

I made the first compromise of my marriage before I was even married. Had you asked me four years ago where I thought I would be in my life right now, I would have given you an answer that in no way would have reflected my current situation. I had big plans to move to New York by…


Wedding Night Nerves

I remember my first time being intimate. I was so scared and anxious about losing my virginity, spending countless hours researching what my first time should be like, but I never quite felt prepared. Truthfully, looking back now, not even 400 years of research could have prepared me for what was to come. Everybody wants…

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The Man I Want to Marry Can’t Have Children

Dear Lulu, I started dating a guy about a year ago, with my parents knowledge. We have always hoped we would get married, which is why my parents are involved to begin with. When we started our relationship, I remember him jokingly saying, “I can’t have kids, too many sporting accidents!” But it was always…


Converts Crossing the Gap of Misunderstanding

A Christian Student in the UK. A Muslim Teacher in Italy. What could possibly unite these two people? Well, they both happen to be snapshots of my own life. My past and present. I was raised as a Christian in the UK and converted to Islam just over two years ago while living in Italy….