Interracial dating and the bible

This can be hard when those closest to you remain stubborn and selfish, spewing hatred and condescending remarks about your relationship or significant other.

However, biblical love demands that we endure the suffering.

Whether it’s your family or your significant other’s, listening to their questions and concerns will better equip you to address them.

It also guards you from making rash judgments that are merely speculative.

He is the Director of Communications at Reformed Theological Seminary and a finance coach and blogger through his site Money Untangled​.

Sometimes when an interracial couple finds themselves going against a family’s wishes, they get so entangled in winning the battle that they lose sight of what’s important — God and each other.

They feel pressured to make it work because if they give up on the relationship, they feel as if the family has won. Remember, God is at work regardless of the outcome, and he is able to change a family’s collective heart whether the relationship survives or not. If an opposing family was previously a loving, caring, and supportive unit to an individual in the relationship and now rejects him or her due to the interracial relationship, human strength will only last so long and go so far.

Interracial couples fighting for a relationship without love only prove that they are ill equipped to love one another when times are tough.

Biblical love demands that we go above and beyond worldly standards, remaining patient and kind to our perceived enemies.

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