In listening, we can understand more fully, lament more deeply, and celebrate more joyously with our friends.And in understanding, lamenting, and celebrating, we grow closer to and become more like Jesus.
It was barely a week into our relationship before Vaughan and I started getting comments about how adorable our children would be. I didn’t really know how to respond to those comments.
Besides the fact that at that point, we were not even close to considering a future together, was I supposed to feel special that I was dating someone who was a different race than me?
Do my friends whose spouses are the same ethnicity not have as biblical of a marriage as those who are interracial?
We would obviously answer these questions with a big fat .
But from my experience and from stories of my peers, there is as much desire for racial justice and reconciliation as there is unhelpful idolizing and fetishizing of interracial relationships and biracial friends.