Fifteen years ago, Krista Bremer would not have been
able to imagine her life today: married to a Libyan-born Muslim, raising two
children with Arabic names in the American South. Nor could she have imagined
the prejudice she would encounter or the profound ways her marriage would
change her perception of the world.
But on a running trail in North Carolina, she met
Ismail. He was passionate and sincere—and he loved adventure as much as she
did. From acquaintances to lovers to a couple facing an unexpected pregnancy,
this is the story of two people—a middle-class American raised in California
and a Muslim raised by illiterate parents in an impoverished Libyan fishing
village—who made a commitment to each other without forsaking their own
It is the story of a bicultural marriage—and aren’t
all marriages bicultural? In any marriage, we might discover that our mate is
foreign to us, with very different language, memories, and assumptions about
home and family. How we respond to difference is what shapes our families, our
communities, and our world. Download and start listening now!