Against interracial marriage and dating
If you’re someone who isn’t looking for a casual fling and are thinking about dating someone of a different race or culture, I hope this post answers some questions you have! But after she met Hank, she knew there was something exceptionally special about him.
My dad always told me that the integrity and character of a person mattered most to him. She told me back in my school years that she was hoping I’d find an excellent Telugu, Brahmin, Hindu, boy. Even though she made comments about cultural compatibility at first, she grew to understand that it’s better to be with someone who respects and loves my culture than someone who looks like they fit in from the outside.
Hard to believe that just 50 years ago, interracial marriage was illegal in Texas. One of the most popular topics I’m asked about is interracial relationships.
These questions range from, “How did your parents react to you dating a white boy?
I’ve had more than one breakdown about never feeling like I fit in because people automatically put me in a box when they see me because of the color of my skin or they don’t acknowledge that massive side of me.
But he has been there through those moments holding me close and reminding me that the kingdom of heaven will be as colorful as they come and that Jesus acknowledges me as Indian because he designed me that way. My husband and I did not want to date each other just for the sake of dating.
It felt like an eternity before people started chatting again.
Besides integrity and character, I also looked for a deep love for God, and obviously, someone I found attractive. Find a guy who respects your culture and wants to be a part of it.My whole family noticed it, but it was my mom (total mama bear) who got up, went over to their table, and said, “Look at your own food.” Indian people can be so rude sometimes but can’t all people? My parents never talked to me about dating in my life.It’s been a two-sided experience, but with supportive partners and families, we are stronger than we would have been alone. They didn’t give me the dating talk, but I do remember once in high school when my Facebook profile picture was with a boy, and my dad said, “What is this?Sure, they asked me several questions about my family, culture, and background but all in a genuinely curious way and not in a way that ever made me feel uncomfortable.When people are eager to learn, I am happy to share.