In listening, we can understand more fully, lament more deeply, and celebrate more joyously with our friends.
Moses' wife was of another race and in Numbers 12:1-15 Aaron and Miriam were punished for criticizing this interracial marriage.
The book of Ruth tells a delightful story of a foreigner who became part of the lineage of Christ.
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.
An important Bible verse about understanding interracial marriage is 2 Corinthians : "Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers." That last word, "unbelievers" is of key importance.