Of her one and only marriage, to William Robert Jarrett, Valerie once e-mailed a reporter: “Married in 1983, separated in 1987, and divorced in 1988.
Acknowledging understanding and requesting time to think, decide or learn can be a useful tactic for escaping a situation that seems imminently dicey.Muslim girls will feel shame at the thought of others knowing about her forbidden love, but not personal guilt.Rashad, a sportscaster and a close friend of Michael Jordan’s, is keeping the romance on the down low.“They haven’t gone out in public,” one source told me.Unique among the world's religions in the ease with which new members may join its ranks, Islam requires only a simple, sincere declaration of faith to become a Muslim.
The declaration is not to be made lightly, however - devoting oneself to a life guided by Islamic principles is one of the most important (if not the most important) acts you'll ever make.
In my experience these threats are always just hot air.
On the other hand, everyone has heard about situations where they turned out to be all too serious.
Visible fear or vacillation is like waving a red rag at a bull.
Choose as safe a medium and environment for such conversations as possible.
All points are generalizations only, based on the personal experiences of the author, who is not a Muslim.