During it the two fianc├ęs will be helped to know and consciously "assume" the profound cultural and religious differences they will have to face, both between themselves and in relation to their respective families and the Muslim's original environment, to which they may possibly return after a period spent abroad.

His sweet words and attention may blind you regarding the influence of his Muslim religion and culture.

Because we have freedom of religion, he may agree that you can keep your religion and you may think there will be no problem with such a marriage. Very often there is a motive behind such a marriage.

It does not matter whether he practices Islam or not. Becoming a Muslim's wife would mean you are sacrificing your freedom. If you hope to have a successful married life, consider finding a Christian man. If you are married to a Muslim, never even consider giving up your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ under any situations.

June 25, 2008 update: But not all the advice against intermarriage is directed to non-Muslim women.

the Saudi-American relationship virtually always blossoms in the States, in a climate that allows dating, cohabitation, children out of wedlock, religious diversity, and a multitude of other Islamic sins which go unnoticed by Saudi relatives and religious leaders thousands of miles away.

American citizen wives swear that the transformation in their Saudi husbands occurs during the transatlantic flight to the Kingdom.

He may be especially attractive because of his dark good looks, education, financial means and the interest he shows in you.

You may be excited that you have found the 'tall, dark and handsome man' you have been looking for.

Others have found solace in kindred spirits (see the posting of Becs).