Regret interracial dating
Christ does not call us to a prudent life, but to a God-centered, Christ-exalting, justice-advancing, counter-cultural, risk-taking life of love and courage. I’m thankful for John Piper’s and Trillia Newbell’s writings on this.
Will it be harder to be married to another race, and will it be harder for the kids? What I would like to provide here is biblical and practical advice on to how to engage a disapproving family, whether it is your own or your significant other’s, toward the ends of God being glorified, sin mortified, Satan horrified, and all involved edified. The term “enemy” may sound a bit harsh to some, but when a family is opposing you or your relationship simply because of the racial dynamic (while simultaneously making a relationship with a potential spouse more difficult), it’s hard to view them as anything else. Biblical love is the basis for everything I have to say here. The Scriptures call us to love that prevails and changes our current circumstances.
But while the topic has no doubt been beaten to death by the black media there are still no shortages of articles directed towards interracial relationships.
So obviously these stories are very popular, which is why these publications continue to put them out. are still looking, waiting and idolizing the white savior.
Here’s how he responds to those who would claim that “cultural differences make interracial marriage wrong because the couple will be incompatible”: 1.
We should base ideas of compatibility on the facts of a situation not on the color of the people. There are same-race couples that are less compatible than interracial couples, because the issue is not race but sufficient spiritual union, common conviction, and similar expectations to make the marriage workable. (Racial Harmony and Interracial Marriage) With that being said, we know that one of the main things that can really make an interracial relationship/marriage difficult is a disapproving family.
These folks are the ones that go around touting as proof positive of equality, social advancement and worse, the magic solution to cure all problems within the black community.
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I am extremely thankful for John Piper’s labors on the topic of interracial marriage.Which leads me to ask: If the color of the person we choose to date doesn’t matter, why do we talk about it so much? Truth is, championing dating interracially to empower the black community, particularly black women, is no more logical or rational than the colorblind racists, who believe that breeding ourselves into one in-between race will fix the world (yeah, like that worked for the Chinese and the Japanese).Here is the standard disclaimer: I don’t have a problem with two folks of different races – or same gender for that matter – hooking up. How we empower our people is by teaching self-love and by erasing those mental chains that tell us that “we” are inherently bad.Biblical love demands that we go above and beyond worldly standards, remaining patient and kind to our perceived enemies.
This can be hard when those closest to you remain stubborn and selfish, spewing hatred and condescending remarks about your relationship or significant other.Here are five biblical principles applied to engaging a disapproving family. Without love, you will simply be “a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal” (1 Corinthians 13:1).