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!

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Startling News for Singles to Make Sure Your Waiting Is Not Wasted

footprints in sand on a deserted beach

Oh, I wish that I could tell you with certainty that “Good things come to those who wait,” and, “Your dreams will come true,”

but I can’t.

Even if you do everything right (whatever that means!), there is no guarantee with how your life with unfold. There are too many complexities in life to assure a certain outcome. I would dare say that the self-help book genre would completely disappear if we could follow a certain set of directions and then KNOW how our lives would turn out.

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