What is shocking is how many of these women come from strong, evangelical backgrounds.
One day Miriam picked up her old Bible, and a few months later, re-embraced her commitment to Christ.
But when Miriam told her husband what she had done, he promptly left her and their little girl. Miriam tells her story in a new book by Rosemary Sookhdeo titled .
YMCAs continue to be religious organizations; many national or local organizations de-emphasize this aspect, while others choose to prioritize its religious mission above all others.
The different local YMCAs are voluntarily affiliated through their national organizations.
The women learn later that they should have put off wedding plans in order to test the strength of this commitment, because all too often, these men convert back to Islam when their families pressure them.
The sobering truth is that the number of Christian converts to Islam is growing rapidly.
In Sunday school classes and youth groups, we need to teach our kids, especially our daughters, about the difference between Islam and Christianity.
And we cannot forget the role that Christian education plays here.
From its inception, it grew rapidly and ultimately became a worldwide movement founded on the principles of Muscular Christianity.