Christian convert from Islam refuses to marry Muslim man
Miriam was the most devout Muslim in her family in Central Asia, that is, until she met Jesus. As soon as she began following Christ, her family began to harass and pressure her, reports Voice of the Martyrs.
Though no one in her family was a very devout Muslim, they felt that Miriam had abandoned their Central Asian cultural identity and brought shame on the family. They scolded, “Don’t follow that Russian god. We are Muslims!”
But God’s love and forgiveness had won her heart.
Miriam said, “My family told me that I had dishonored and shamed the family so badly that they would rather I had become a prostitute. Shortly after this, my brother was murdered. My family and the Muslim leaders said it happened because I cursed the family by accepting Christ, so they beat me.”
Miriam’s family was eager for her to marry, hoping that a Muslim husband would “fix the problem.” They suggested various men, but Miriam turned them all down because they were Muslims. She knew it was biblically wrong for her to marry an unbeliever.
Indeed, 2 Corinthians 6:14 says, “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?”