Marrying Across Cultures? 9 Worrisome Things To Think About

Are you thinking about marrying a foreigner? This picture shows an American family outside truck on remote road, mountains in distance

Are you thinking of marrying across cultures, someone from another country or background?  Are you thinking about marrying a foreigner? There are lots and lots of things to consider and be worried about! Have you thought of them all? Is it worrisome?  Yes, (pause) and no.

It is worrisome to marry into a different culture if you aren't willing to work across the difficulties of marrying across cultures.Click To Tweet

What does marrying across cultures really mean?

There are many factors involved but you should consider what culture really means.   Why does it matter?  If you can both speak at least one language in common, what does it matter if you grew up in another country and culture? Or even if you grew up in the same country but had massively different experiences?

It matters because culture is part of who people ARE, not just the place they grew up.Click To Tweet
Marrying across cultures: Here is a picture of 2 yo American boy standing in field in Ethiopia. The text says, Culture is part of who people are, not just the place they grew up.
Ethiopia is different from the US of A!

I first noticed my future husband because I overheard him talking about chasing baboons off cliffs and into the trees below. Continue reading “Marrying Across Cultures? 9 Worrisome Things To Think About”

What should a single Christian person be looking for in life?

Single Christian: The American Dream for the Single Christian: House with White Picket Fence

What should you, as a Christian single person, really be looking for in your life?

Are you a Christian single?  Are you frustrated with your life? Perhaps it is time to stop and re-evaluate what God wants you to be doing now.

As a single Christian, you are not promised a certain life and outcome. You have dreams about how your life will be. You hope those dreams end up becoming what your life path will look like. Like Rapunzel from  the movie Tangled, we echo the cry, “I have a dream!” Continue reading “What should a single Christian person be looking for in life?”