Regret of interracial dating

Piper again has helpful words: Here is where Christ makes the difference. It comes with disapproving looks, racist and prejudice comments, rejection, and poor theological arguments against your interracial relationship from loved ones who have previously supported and loved you well. The goal of this article is not to provide a biblical basis for interracial marriage.

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.

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I am extremely thankful for John Piper’s labors on the topic of interracial marriage.

Here’s how he responds to those who would claim that “cultural differences make interracial marriage wrong because the couple will be incompatible”: 1.

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(The Ethics of Interracial Marriage) So yes, interracial marriages can potentially be harder, yet we have to avoid the conjecture that it absolutely will be harder as well as the notion that because it may be hard, it should be avoided. It can be physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually draining. How should you deal with a family that is rejecting you, or your significant other, based on ethnicity?

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.

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).

The concerns a family has may not be rooted in race.

It would be unwise and unfruitful to pull the race card hastily when a family has legitimate concerns about an interracial relationship.

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