Tag Archives: psychology

A Singular Theory

Many people who are firmly committed to their religion are also firmly committed to the idea that those who belong to other faiths will be sent to Hell after they die. The concept of Hell exists as an absolute reality, … Continue reading

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Reverse Culture Shock

Reverse Culture Shock {Also called “Reentry Shock”}  A few days ago, my cousin paid me a compliment. She said,”I think your years in the Middle East have caused you to lose touch with mainstream America.” I had been worried that I had … Continue reading

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Split Personality, or Double?

Split Personality, or Double? I stayed in Riyadh an entire year before returning to the States for a vacation. As the day of departure approached, time seemed to slow down; I was so eager not only to see my family … Continue reading

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Another Fun Little Quiz

This is fun; I found it on Ruhsa’s blog, http://ruhsa.wordpress.com/2008/12/28/dash/ I am a Question Mark: What Punctuation Mark Are You?   You Are a Question Mark You seek knowledge and insight in every form possible. You love learning. And while you … Continue reading

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Cover! Cover! Cover! A Sort of Quiz

Cover! Cover! Cover! A Sort of Quiz This post does not address the Islamic requirement for hair-covering, or lack thereof, (face covering could be included by extension). It’s about the emotions, reactions, and the psychological meaning of the practice. Covering, … Continue reading

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