And what better way to do that than to actually date someone who is a different race? If heaven is going to be a great multitude of people from every nation, tribe, people, and language worshiping together (Revelation 7:9), and if we are to be praying for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew ), then there should be some element of being with people different than us here in this lifetime.
There is a lot to be learned and gained from having deep cross-cultural relationships.
Even if it never turns into a long-term relationship, I feel like I’ve found a good friend.
My parents were okay at first, occasionally asking if we were dating (to which I answered no).
Deciding to enter an IRR doesn’t change prejudice in your heart.
You will definitely bump up against and wrestle with your own stereotypes and racist mentalities throughout your relationship, but it takes more than a change in your relationship status to change your misperceptions and biases.
They can set up whatever structure they want, even if it is unreasonable.
What if, instead of either reducing or elevating, we enter in and listen?Shouldn’t they only care about the way he treats me? Upset Upset: Yes, your parents should only care about how you are treated.But — guess what — parents are human and fallible, and don’t always make choices their children appreciate.I’ve heard lots of Christian responses about IRRs being a “greater picture of God’s kingdom” because they demonstrate reconciliation and unity.But does that mean everyone should marry interracially, since we can more accurately portray the image of God?