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Romantic love

Moments of Romantic Love Between the Prophet & Aisha

In the first instance, people may think that a Muslim woman is a victim of man and society. Let us see how Islam valued woman and protected her from being a commodity that could be sold and bought, let us see how Prophet Muhammad was a women rights hero in the Arabian Peninsula. In the …

Sex

On Muslims, Sex and Dead Bedrooms

Should we really talk about sex? Why do some Muslims still shy away from discussing sex and intimacy issues? Why do some couples accept and surrender to a very boring relationship instead of trying to make it enjoyable? Is it our religion that prohibits such discussions and allows us a very tight space of pleasure …

spouse

You Were a Spouse Before You Became a Parent

Escapism is officially defined as: Es·cap·ism (-skpzm) n. The tendency to escape from daily reality or routine by indulging in daydreaming, fantasy, or entertainment. *** He arrives home at 8:30 p.m, exhausted from the day’s work. As he shuts the front door gently, she hears him enter, totally engrossed in the latest plot twist of the …

Married couple

For Married Couples: Looking Beyond Date Nights

In the book 7 Stages of Marriage: Laughter, Intimacy, and Passion, the authors note that, due to jobs, kids, TV, the Internet, hobbies, and home and family responsibilities, the average married couple spends just four minutes a day alone together. Married couples with children will often lament that spending time together as a couple can …

First Year of Marriage: Is It Complicated?

The beginning of the sacred union of marriage is marked with many bittersweet moments for the newlywed bridal couple. The new husband and wife cascade through the usual outward rituals: the nikah ceremony, the post nikah banquets, the greetings, dua’s and endless hugs from close kin. The incessant showering of gifts; childlike enthusiasm, and euphoria …

How to Deal With Enmeshment in Marriage?

The relationship between spouses is one of the most amazing relationships that can exist between two people, it must be nurtured and cared for. Though it is expected that a husband and a wife would become attached to one another both physically and emotionally, sometimes that attachment becomes so excessive that it actually causes emotional …

Men

What Do Men Really Want? (Part Two)

Editor’s note: Interviewing a Muslim husband about what men generally want from their wives, we would like to post more of his answers in this second part of “What Do Men Really Want?” series. Find the interview below and share your input. Read part one What’s the solution when things go bad in a marriage? …

Marriage

Put on Smiles: Funny Quotes About Marriage

“There’s a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It’s called marriage.” ~ James Holt McGavran “A good wife always forgives her husband when she’s wrong.” ~ Milton Berle “I recently read that love is entirely a matter of chemistry. That must be why my wife treats me like …

Marriage: It Isn’t about Rainbows and Butterflies

Most of us girls have dreamt of the big day; we have all imagined ourselves as brides, dressed in a fluffy white dress, surrounded by flowers, and having our cheeks burning red from the hundreds of eyes following our steps. YES! It’s the wedding day. Watching Disney movies when we were younger, most of us …

How Do I Become a Priority for My Spouse?

Every single one of us wants to feel special & valued. One of the biggest complaints I get while doing marriage counseling is that people don’t feel like they are a priority for their spouse. When a person feels unimportant then they stop striving. Many people ask: How do you become a priority for your …



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