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I have a Sermon in my Pocket

I have a sermon in my pocket… I have a voice in my church… God, whose Spirit blows everywhere, blew in my little being… Unbelievable fate, one that allows a woman to stand behind the altar and speak the words of the Son… Unbelievable and mind blowing act to allow a woman to be the [...]

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My Story with my Mother-in-Law

I’m sure most of you married young ladies have encountered in your life tensions and-or conflicts with your mothers-in-law. By the way, this is not a problem limited to one country. I’m from the UAE and I live currently in Europe. I used to be married several years ago and my marriage ended partly because [...]

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Men are Natural Warriors, but a Woman in Battle is Truly Blood-Thirsty

I was lately told that I am not a warrior and it offended me. True I am not villainous, I do not use physical weapons or Machiavellian schemes, nor do I play games to get what I want – even if there are women who do in the Middle East. True I am a pacifist [...]

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Du Féminisme… Une relecture

En deuxième année d’université, dans le cadre de mon cours d’anglais, je devais faire une présentation orale. Sujet au choix. Après m’être trituré la tête pendant plusieurs jours, une amie m’a indirectement donné l’idée de parler du féminisme. Le thème m’avait semblé approprié pour prouver que je savais m’exprimer clairement en anglais… Malheureusement, c’était bien [...]

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Fathers and Sons, and the Middle Eastern Mentality

Fathers and sons bond by making fun of their wives and sisters respectively. Ita��s as simple as a statement as a�?Theya��re women! What do you expect?a�?. They have a laugh and brush off anything that was said as if ita��s nothing significant. This is Lebanon. This is the mentality in a big number of houses. [...]

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Victim no More!

I lived in Cairo for many years. I met a ‘decent’ guy and we married three months after dating. At first, he was caring and loving. However, he became little by little extremely violent, both psychologically and physically. I became what is defined in Psychology as a ‘victim’. I was harmed and let myself being [...]

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