Choose the path of Christ, and let your love be genuine. This is extremely critical, especially in the earlier stages, but also throughout your dialogues with the family.
Whether it’s your family or your significant other’s, listening to their questions and concerns will better equip you to address them.
Loving and enduring the hate is crucial to winning them. Martin Luther King was spot on when he revealed the supernatural effects of love: But be ye assured that we will wear you down by our capacity to suffer.
One day we shall win freedom but not only for ourselves.
I stress “potentially” since often it is assumed that people of different ethnicities are automatically opposites.
When engaging the topic of interracial dating, we must recognize that no ethnicity is monolithic.
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).
Interracial couples fighting for a relationship without love only prove that they are ill equipped to love one another when times are tough.
We live in a day where racism is frowned upon; therefore, people don't feel comfortable admitting that it's a struggle.
I have experienced situations where smoke screens went up when race was, in fact, the real issue.
It would be unwise and unfruitful to pull the race card hastily when a family has legitimate concerns about an interracial relationship.
I realize that few families will come right out and say that race is their main concern.
However, biblical love demands that we endure the suffering.