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28 Marriage Success Tips – for guys AND girls!

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NOTE from Yusuf Estes: Marriage is considered “Half the Deen” (very important part of Islam). Yet we are seeing failures in marriages all around us. Family fights are on the rise, women and children are being abused and many families are falling apart. More and more marriages are ending up in divorce even amongst the most [...]

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The First Lesson of Marriage 101: There Are No Soul Mates

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Research shows that practically every dimension of life happiness is influenced by the quality of one’s marriage, while divorce is the second most stressful life event one can ever experience. Yet nearly half of all married couples are likely to divorce, and many couples report feeling unhappy in their relationships. Instructors of Northwestern University’s Marriage 101 class want to change that. [...]

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How do you decide who to marry? (written by kids)

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A group of young kids were asked how do you decide who to marry and here are the results which are pretty amusing. HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY? (1) You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and [...]

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Married to the Mobile Gadget

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By Maria Zain While all these gadgets have been part of marriage, how much of your marriage is being spent speaking to each other? He’s on his mobile phone; one eye is on the TV screen. She’s just made dinner and is tapping away at the iPad. She’s posting: “Tonight’s dinner: lamb stew and mashed potatoes.” [...]

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When Muslims and Christians Marry

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On a blustery weekend this past February, 26 people met at the Cenacle Retreat House in Chicago to reflect on the religious dimensions of marriage. Nothing unusual about that. What was unusual about this gathering was that it brought together Christians and Muslims who are married, engaged or seriously considering marriage. Attendees hailed mostly from [...]

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I Didn’t Love My Wife When We Got Married

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I’m a ridiculous, emotional, over-sentimental sap.  I guess that’s why I told my wife I loved her on our second date. I had tried really hard up to that point to hold it back, honestly.  I wanted to tell her on the first date, but I knew that would probably be weird. I still remember [...]

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Have You Fulfilled Half of Your Religion?

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Love and Romance in Marriage: Challenges and Possibilities By `Abd. Lateef Krauss Social Counselor- Malaysia From a counselor’s point of view, the number of questions we receive would lead one to believe that there is a communal crisis in regard to marriage. As  counselors, we get our share of questions from concerned spouses regarding the struggles [...]

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MnMs….Marriage and Money

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By Eyad Alnaslah A recent article in the New York Times highlighted the importance of a couple agreeing on the type of financial lifestyle they wish to live before things get serious in a relationship. Questions such as “What is your credit score?” are increasingly asked on a first date. Unromantic? Very. Important? Exceptionally. As Muslims, [...]

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Loneliness and Marriage in Ramadan

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By Aisha Robertson Breaking your fast in Ramadan with others is part of the experience. This Ramadan is my thirteenth, and I’ve been looking forward to it. I was 27 years old when I converted to Islam and consequently spent 27 years celebrating Christian holidays and birthdays. I did go through a transition period of adjustment [...]

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A Marriage Mystery

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By Meltem Baykaner I have recently reached that age. Many sisters will know the age that I am speaking of. It is an age not necessarily marked by a number, but rather recognised by the way you are treated… Having bounded through childhood, jumped the hurdles of adolescence and, alhamdulillah (praise be to God), somehow managed to trudge through [...]

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