Teen daughter wants to date older boy. She is Christian. He is Muslim!

Shelley - posted on 11/13/2017 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I would like advice on whether or not you would let your 16 year old daughter date a 19 year old boy (in his first year of college). ALSO! We (she) is a Christian and he is Muslim. My husband can't get past the age difference (me either), but I don't like that there is such a difference in spirituality. They met last school year while he was a senior and she was a freshman. Thought (Prayed! Hoped!) it was a passing fancy, but they are still trying to see each other. He visited his family in Jordan this past summer, and he brought home, and gave her a ring! What the heck? We've discussed being unequally yoked (1 Corintians 6 :14), and what this means. She left me a letter this morning explaining that she wants to do things with him. I've told her they can be together in a group. She even asked if he can be the one to drive (the group), which we've already told her is not a good idea. Told her we don't know him, and don't like the idea of them possibly being alone in the car. Help!!

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Sarah - posted 3 days ago

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Bad, bad idea.
Cultural Muslim men treat women as property, even the Quran says a woman is half of a man. Also, should she marry him, according to Islam, that makes her a Muslim, and all their children. It's all bad.

This website is a good resource.
http://www.answering-islam.org/Responses...

Watch this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjUXd4qW9mg
Bit about him: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/former-imam-recounts-torture-after-christian-conversion-29404

Deanna - posted on 11/16/2017

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Whew that’s a tough one. I can relate. My kids are the exact same ages. I think keeping the lines of communication open are important in this issue. I continue asking relationship building questions and discussing our biblical beliefs with my kids around the kitchen table. We also have an easy-read book about the basics of other religions. It has helped my kids understand some differences. If you want the title, let me know. Have you considered having him and friends over to your house for the “group” activities? I’ll be praying that you will have discernment, wisdom, and good communication with your daughter and the group.

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Carol - posted 6 days ago

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And there are huge amoun5 reasons.
Age
Religion and how that would change things totally
She dosent need bf this way when it’s time study etc
And hundreds more reasons

Shelley - posted on 11/16/2017

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If you can send me the title of the book, I would love to read it. Thank you!

Michelle - posted on 11/15/2017

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I agree that the age gap is a bit of a problem as he is classed as an adult and she is still a minor. She has 2 years before she is an adult and can do what she wants. I agree with group outings but why are you opposed to her driving? You need to learn to trust that you have raised a young lady that can make the right decisions.
In regards to the religions, I think you need to relax on that. We can't help who we fall in love with and that applies to different religions as well.

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