Then on Monday we celebrated my husband’s 30th birthday, which got me to thinking about him, the man he was when we married, and the man he is becoming.
My husband is and has always been one of the wisest people I know.
This is not the case in our situation because of the following: 1. Because of the aforementioned facts, would it then make it permissible for us to wed?
Much of what I have researched says that this is not permissible because of the way the children will be raised and/or the non-Muslim (as being head of the household) may discourage her in her beliefs and practices.However, I was surprised and then a little bit tickled when I discovered this type of women at #3: “The Older Woman.” Under this category, the author explained that marrying an older woman is not a sin, but it’s also not “God’s ideal.” He goes on to reason that it “requires an extra measure of grace to lead a woman who’s older than you.”As his scriptural justification he cited Adam and Eve: “God intentionally (with good reason! Scripture informs us that God created man first chronologically for the sake of authority!” The reason this made me laugh is that I am nearly 4 years older than my husband. However several years ago I wrote a post called Why I Married a Younger Man, so I wasn’t planning to respond further.He isn’t the guy who has to “prove” how strong or smart or manly he is.Instead, his actions are typically motivated out of love for God and love for others, and he’s been that way as long as I’ve known him.