When engaging the topic of interracial dating, we must recognize that no ethnicity is monolithic.Therefore, we are called to get to know individuals and avoid jumping to conclusions based on the color of one’s skin.I am extremely thankful for John Piper’s labors on the topic of interracial marriage.Here’s how he responds to those who would claim that “cultural differences make interracial marriage wrong because the couple will be incompatible”: 1.We should base ideas of compatibility on the facts of a situation not on the color of the people. There are same-race couples that are less compatible than interracial couples, because the issue is not race but sufficient spiritual union, common conviction, and similar expectations to make the marriage workable. (Racial Harmony and Interracial Marriage) With that being said, we know that one of the main things that can really make an interracial relationship/marriage difficult is a disapproving family.(The Ethics of Interracial Marriage) So yes, interracial marriages can potentially be harder, yet we have to avoid the conjecture that it absolutely will be harder as well as the notion that because it may be hard, it should be avoided. It can be physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually draining. How should you deal with a family that is rejecting you, or your significant other, based on ethnicity?
A hearing on the matter was scheduled for last month, but was cancelled because Jasmine was unable to serve her ex with the papers.Piper again has helpful words: Here is where Christ makes the difference. It comes with disapproving looks, racist and prejudice comments, rejection, and poor theological arguments against your interracial relationship from loved ones who have previously supported and loved you well. The goal of this article is not to provide a biblical basis for interracial marriage."A Different World" star Jasmine Guy says her ex-husband totally dropped the ball on paying his child support for the last two years to the tune of nearly ,000, this according to court docs. In the docs, Guy says Duckett hasn't paid a dime since May 2010 and now owes her a whopping ,663 in back support. County Superior Court recently, claiming Terrence Mitchell Duckett -- who she divorced in 2008 -- was ordered by a judge to pay ,469/month in child support for the couple's daughter.
Jasmine has always met and will continue to meet her financial responsibility. I stress “potentially” since often it is assumed that people of different ethnicities are automatically opposites.