The United States is a nation built on the foundation of progress—change is often viewed as a good thing here.Here at Your Tango, we're big proponents of positive change, especially when it comes to dating and relationships, so we're happy to report some positive shifts in marriage trends over the past few decades.Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church in Pike County, KY recently voted nine to six in favor of denying church membership to interracial couples.
That's something difficult to grasp, in our opinion—that 10 percent of people still believe intermarriage is a bad thing.
Of course, considering some of the current struggles surrounding the definition of marriage these days, perhaps it's not so shocking that some would be apprehensive to date someone of a different color or ethnic background.
"The rise in interracial marriage indicates that race relations have improved over the past quarter century," said Daniel Lichter, a sociology professor at Cornell University.
"Mixed-race children have blurred America's color line.
To those Christians who may be considering marrying a non-Christian, ask any Christian who has married a non-Christian, and you will hear how difficult it is to not share in your marriage relationship the reason why you live: your relationship with God. We marry to enjoy God through Christ, but it is impossible to enjoy God through sin. You can also connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Google .
One in 10 people think the rise in interracial marriage is a change for the worse.
humans are more fearfully and more wonderfully made than others.
All races of humanity are created in God’s image (Gen. Thus, the mixture of various human blood is not prohibited by God.
In other words, God doesn’t care if different races intermarry.
However, He does care if Christians intermarry with non-Christians.
In the Old Testament, part of God’s plan for Israel to remain faithful to Him when they entered the Promised Land was the requirement they only marry other worshipers of Yahweh (Deut. We see similar commands in Scripture when Paul told widows they were free to marry whomever they wished, only in the Lord (1 Cor. Paul, in 2 Corinthians, tells Christians they shouldn’t be unequally yoked with unbelievers in anything (2 Cor. The context is not necessarily speaking about marriage, but marriage would be included.