What Does It Mean to Love Yourself?

“He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals,” said Benjamin Franklin. This is a witty reminder to all that loving oneself is an unattractive and repulsive inclination. Ben Franklin was referring to the arrogance and self-righteousness that plague many souls. But in a very different context, self-love is one of the most …

How To Cope With Feelings Of Loneliness As A Single Muslim

Amina has been having a very hard time trying to get married. She sees her friends getting married all around her, and the despair of not finding the right spouse is getting exacerbated as she looks through their wedding photos on Facebook. She begins to doubt herself and feels utter frustration with the process. Many …

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Effect Of Pornography Addiction On Muslim Marriages

I was interviewed on One Legacy Radio’s Family Connection show by two marriage therapists on the effect of pornography addiction on Muslim families, and I’d like to share the recording with you! Here are some of the points discussed in our discussion: Defining exactly what is at the root of pornography addiction and why it’s …

Why Marriage Is Not The Solution To Your Unwanted Sexual Behaviors

One of the thoughts that may be sabotaging your efforts to recover from your unwanted sexual behaviors is the belief that marriage will solve these behaviors. You may feel that your unwanted sexual behaviors aren’t really the problem and it’s just a way for you to cope with the loneliness you feel because you cannot …