Back in the 80s (you know, the time of frizzy hair, neon jackets and waking you up before you go-go), few people were willing to cross racial and ethnic lines to say "I do." In fact, only three percent of marriages and less than seven percent of all new marriages during that decade were between people from different ethnic and racial backgrounds. The Pew Research Center is reporting that "intermarriage," as they call it, is on the rise.
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.
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Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church in Pike County, KY recently voted nine to six in favor of denying church membership to interracial couples.
But, does Scripture teach that interracial relationships are wrong?
have climbed to 4.8 million — a record 1 in 12 — as a steady flow of new Asian and Hispanic immigrants expands the pool of prospective spouses.
A Pew Research Center study, released Thursday, details a diversifying America where interracial unions and the mixed-race children they produce are challenging typical notions of race.
As late as 1986, more than one quarter of Americans (28 percent) felt people of different races marrying each other was absolutely unacceptable; meanwhile, 37 percent said it would be fine for others but not for themselves personally.
Blacks are now substantially more likely than before to marry whites.
humans are more fearfully and more wonderfully made than others.