Every day we feature the beloved “Strawberry Letter” franchise that is so popular on “The Steve Harvey Morning Show,” heard nationwide. Send in your letters and Shirley Strawberry will dish out the necessary advice. Today’s topic: A Christian in love with a Muslim Dear Shirley, I am a very spiritual Christian woman. I am madly in love with a cultural Muslim, not a Nation of Islam bean pie-selling Muslim. He is madly in love with me as well. The issue is that I am a very spiritual Christian and believe that Jesus is the Lord. He believes he was a prophet. Should I worry about his cultural religion and family if we have such a beautiful relationship? He’s African and I have a fear that this may be an issue down the line. He, however, was raised in L.A. My fear is that he will want me to convert. That’s not going to happen, so what do I do now to keep from getting hurt later?
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