How people feel about interacial dating
A Christian couple contemplating marriage must prayerfully and carefully consider the impact their marriage will have within their cultural context, their family relationships, future children and the society in which they live.
A loving Christian couple may accommodate well to many kinds of differences between themselves.
When Pew asked about the impact of interracial marriage on society, 43% of Americans said more intermarriage has been a change for the better.
Interracial relationships aren't a panacea to end racism, of course; nor can any type of relationship be over-generalized as better than another.
All couples contemplating marriage need to give thoughtful consideration to a variety of practical issues, some of which may have no clear Biblical imperative.
Compare that with 1980, when less than 7% of new marriages took place between interracial couples and the share of overall marriages was just 3%. In 1987, Pew found that only 13% of Americans completely agreed that interracial dating was acceptable; that share grew to 56% in 2009.
However, there are cultural contexts where interracial marriage poses significant barriers to acceptance of the marriage and/or the children of the marriage.
Interracial marriages are becoming more common in many societies.
Notable fictional examples include Olivia and Fitz on while the persistent presence of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on our magazine covers show how it's done in real life.
Of newlyweds in 2013, 37 percent of Asian women married someone who was not Asian, while only 16 percent of Asian men did so.