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After My Third Child, I Have No Interest in Sex Anymore

 In this counseling answer: “A mother is always giving, serving, responding to, worrying about… children, husband, shopping for food, etc., She is also human and needs someone to care about her, to serve her needs, respond to her worries, etc. To recharge your battery means more than just physically. It means emotionally too. So that …

How to Raise My Child Islamically?

In this counseling answer: •Say “Allah” to him often, asking him to repeat it – we want their first word to be “Allah”. Don’t be disappointed if it is not – that is not proof of anything bad, but it is a blessing when it is their first word. •It is very important that they learn to be selfless …

I’m Scared to Get Married to a Middle-Easterner

I’m Scared to Get Married to a Middle-Easterner

In this counseling answer: • It is not right for parents to reject a marriage based on ethnicity. • To me, gender difference alone is a “set-up” by our Creator to test us. • You are not that young for marriage. • I suggest that the two of you not get married UNTIL this young …

Chaotic Teenage Years: Help Me Find the Way Out!

Chaotic Teenage Years: Help Me Find the Way Out!

In this counseling answer: “Build your Islamic character. It pains you to not be praying and practicing your religion, so start doing so. You can start slow, no problem! Islam is a path, and a path is one step at a time, i.e., gradual. So start building your faith by seeking Islamic knowledge and gradually …

10-Year-Old Daughter Talks Too Much

In this counseling answer: •You need to tell your daughter what to do (that her talkativeness is sometimes inappropriate/too much) and you need to allow her to explore the world to figure it out for herself (thus her wealth of things to say). •When our children are very small, it is easy: tell them what …

Help! My Husband is Too Tough With Our Girls

In this counseling answer: “I think we need to figure out how to let them “play” and explore and get what they want a lot – when it is safe. And, yes, it means our life is taken over with theirs. That is why I don’t believe in the feminist movement—because we need to devote …

I Married My Love to Escape from a Forced Marriage

I Married My Love to Escape from a Forced Marriage

In this counseling answer: “If your parents are calling you do something wrong, you have to respectfully decline and make your own choice, which you did. Yes, we have to be good to our parents, but the line sometimes needs to be drawn when it becomes oppressive and/or abusive and one’s God-given rights are taken away.” …

Child fear of death

My Son Is Afraid of Dying, How to Help Him?

In this counseling answer: “I recommend you share with your son a documentary about the afterlife. The one I am thinking of is called “After Life” (I think – but when I went to find the link for you, a zillion documentaries about the afterlife came up and I don’t know which one it is). …

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I Caught My Son Doing Masturbation, Help!

In this counseling answer: The approach you take in dealing with your son’s masturbation is very important right now. I would kindly suggest that you have a heart to heart talk with him. Try not to be accusatory and punitive although it may be hard, as this will only push him away. You may want …

Can a Long-Distance Interfaith Marriage Work?

Can a Long-Distance Interfaith Marriage Work?

In this counseling answer: “Can an interfaith marriage work between a Muslim and a non-Muslim believer? Yes, it can, but it can become very challenging. So, to protect against surprises, talk about your differences before marriage to see if you can work them out such as the issue of holidays.” As-Salamu Alaikom, Peace to you, If …



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