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Marriage of Two Faiths

Lori and Ather Khan have been married for 27 years. What makes their marriage uncommon is that she’s a Christian and he’s Muslim.

BOISE – They’ve been married for 27 years. He says: “We’ve raised good children. We are good for each other.”

At the same time, they have big differences. She grew up in a small town in Montana; he was born and raised in Pakistan. Music is her life; he can’t carry a tune. They joke: She makes the messes and he cleans them up.

“She’s west and I’m east; she’s this way and I’m this way, completely opposite of each other.”

But what could be considered the most polarizing issue – their faith – is actually what brings the Boise couple closest together. Lori Conlon Khan is a Christian and her husband, Ather Khan, is a Muslim. Read More.

Do you and your spouse or significant other share the same religious background?

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.