On Saturday night, retreatants participated in an activity designed to get them thinking about boundaries.The couples were asked to split into four groups (Muslim women, Muslim men, Christian women, Christian men) to discuss and list negotiables and non-negotiables in the form of “I shall” and “I shall not” statements.And Christian-Muslim couples truly are in need of especially sensitive and informed pastoral care.Reaction to such relationships can be strong, and many couples fear vehement disapproval from their families, ethnic group and/or society at large.
In fact, husbands are commanded to love their wives and help to make her holy.
While a Muslim belives Jesus to be a prophet, they do not believe that he is God nor that he rose from the dead.
This is why the Muslim belief and the Christian belief can never be compatible, because they believe the opposite things about the most crucial person in the Christian religion, Jesus.
(see quote from Romans 10:9 above) In the book of John it says about Jesus A Muslim is someone who stands condemned by God because he does not believe in Jesus.
The Bible makes it clear that if a woman has the freedom to choose her own husband, (which in those times only happens in the rare circumstances that the woman becomes widowed - otherwise marriages were always arranged), they must marry a Christian.