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You’ve found someone you want to date who wants to date you back! Actually, you don’t get bonus points for being in an interracial relationship (IRR).
They’re cute, funny, and sincere with similar interests and values. But for all the praise and comments my husband Vaughan and I have received throughout our relationship (he’s Black, and I’m a Korean American adoptee) about our future adorable biracial babies and how cool and progressive our relationship is, you would think we had achieved ultra-super-special dating status. Race is certainly a hot topic today, and it seems especially paramount to Millennials to prove how racist we are. I fully believe we are called to initiate, grow, and maintain healthy cross-cultural relationships, and that being part of the kingdom of God means experiencing more than just your little corner of it.
In His Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke -37), Jesus told of a Samaritan man who was kind to a Jewish man even thought they were enemies of different religions, nationalities and racial backgrounds.
At the end, Jesus tells us, " You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
None of the mainstream Christian denominations discourage or prohibit interracial marriage.
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It was barely a week into our relationship before Vaughan and I started getting comments about how adorable our children would be. I didn’t really know how to respond to those comments.
Besides the fact that at that point, we were not even close to considering a future together, was I supposed to feel special that I was dating someone who was a different race than me?
There are a few incidental mentions of race in the Bible (e.g., that Ethiopian's skin was different, Jeremiah ), but there is nothing saying one race is superior to another.God isn’t more pleased with me than others because I’m in an IRR.He is pleased by my pursuit of the kingdom, not by the color of my husband. Chill as a wife for a bit before becoming a mother to what I presume will be the most adorable, beautiful, precious children ever because they are Black and Korean?Posting a picture of your differently hued boo might get you a lot of likes on Facebook, and walking hand-in-hand down the street flaunting your IRR to the world might seem like a contribution to change, but your relationship in and of itself does nothing to dismantle racist structures and systems.Actually seeing reconciliation and change in broken spaces takes an active pursuit of justice, truth, and righteousness in areas of discrimination, racism, and inequality.