Wedding rituals have been around since the beginning of time. But, wedding trends come and go.
New, eye-popping trends inspired by social media, Hollywood and the Middle East are emerging for 2019 and the Chaldean community is embracing them, customizing them and taking them to exciting new levels. Read More
After the question has been popped and the date has been set, a pivotal wedding planning question inevitably rears its head to a couple – should we have a big wedding or a small wedding? There are benefits to both, no doubt, as well as drawbacks. To help an engaged couple with the decision, Lawrence Yaldo and Andrew Kaina from Top that Table in West Bloomfield and June Abro from A June Event also in West Bloomfield lay out the pros and cons to each. Read More
Readers share their favorite photos of flower girls and ring bearers. Read More
Weddings are inherently rooted in tradition. From Chaldean to American weddings, they’re all about tradition. So, how do you fit in each tradition and make it all work?
It’s rather simple according to wedding planners. They say to just do it! It will enrich your wedding ceremony and reception and make it more interesting and fun. Read More
The end of a marriage brings a palpable sense of loss, one that leaves both individuals reevaluating what they thought they knew so well. Whether the first marriage ended amicably or not, the thought of getting remarried tends to be far off and in some cases, nonexistent. Read More
A wedding is a day consisting of a beautiful ceremony and a joyous reception filled with your closest family and friends. A marriage, however, is a lifetime commitment to one person. That person you say, “I do,” with is now your partner for life, through good times and bad, in sickness and health. But all of those circumstances can be easily compromised if we do not invite God into our marriages. That is the resounding message from the newly revised marriage prep course. Read More
“There’s something about chocolate that fixes everything. When I’m sad, I eat it. When I’m happy, I eat it. Chocolate is love. If I can spread love through that, then I’m happy I’m contributing to making the world a better place through my creations.” Read More
Every bride wants to look beautiful on her wedding day, and every bridesmaid hopes to wear a dress that is both fashionable and flattering. Beauty, after all, is one of God’s attributes, and women in a special way bear witness to the power of beauty to attract our attention. However, part of the allure of beauty lies not only in what it reveals, but also in what it conceals, and this is where the meaning of modesty comes in. Read More
Wedding photographers share some of their favorite images. Read More
According to a 2003 report by the National Institute of Justice, three out of four sexual assault victims of adolescent age were victimized by someone they knew well.
On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, an episode of the Mom-to- Mom show, hosted by Lisa Denha and produced by the Eastern Catholic Re-Evangelization Center, aired. The central focus of the show was on sexual assault and trauma, with a special emphasis on equipping parents with the knowledge, tools, and resources to help them navigate this topic. Read More
The new year is finally here and many people are digging within to find the motivation to become the best versions of themselves in the upcoming year. While social media feeds are inundated with sentiments that the new year will bring forth a different person, a different person is hardly necessary. Read More
Marijuana is big business and it was long before the law passed to legalize it on a recreational basis. On December 6, Michigan became a green state, making it the 10th state in the nation to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use. Even before Michigan’s recreational marijuana law went into effect, grow houses, dispensaries and medical marijuana licenses existed. The law is officially known as the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act Read More
The Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce (CACC) and its non-profit arm, the Chaldean Community Foundation (CCF), added the position of Chief Operating Officer to its leadership team. Paul Jonna will step into the role where he will be responsible for managing operations and staff. Read More
Inside Holy Martyrs church last November both Fr. Manuel Boji and Nohra Hailo offered a sneak peek into the new residence being built next to the church in Sterling Heights. “It is an independent living residence,” explained Fr. Boji. “As long as one family member is 55 years or older, they qualify to rent one of the apartments.” Read More
The holiday season has come to an end, and it’s time to begin your new year with a fresh start focusing on health and wellness. You won’t need to compromise your favorite foods to meet your health goals.
It’s all about portion size. Read More
Martial arts training and culture are alive and well in Southeast Michigan’s Chaldean community thanks to competitor/entrepreneurs like Sam Kas-Mikha, Jalal J. Dallo and David Garmo.
All three are competitive martial arts practitioners in various disciplines who have turned their passion into a profession and dedicated themselves to teaching their art to others. Read More
With so many couples struggling silently with infertility, three women in the community shed some light on what they went through with having children – the ups, the downs, and everything in between. In a Mom to Mom show hosted by Lisa Denha brought by the Eastern Catholic Re-evangelization Center (ECRC) and shown live on the Chaldean Moms of Metro Detroit Facebook page, these women shared their stories of infertility and how they each managed to find their way through faith. Read More
Working with his students, author and Michigan State University journalism professor, Joe Grimm, has published a number of cultural competence guides about various cultures. His fifteenth and latest guide puts the spotlight on the Chaldean community. Read More
The U.S. Court of Appeals has reversed and vacated U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith’s original decision to grant a stay of removal. This news comes just days after several members of the Hamama v. Adducci class action lawsuit were finally being released after being detained for more than a year and a half. Read More