Back in the 80s (you know, the time of frizzy hair, neon jackets and waking you up before you go-go), few people were willing to cross racial and ethnic lines to say "I do." In fact, only three percent of marriages and less than seven percent of all new marriages during that decade were between people from different ethnic and racial backgrounds. The Pew Research Center is reporting that "intermarriage," as they call it, is on the rise.Based on their data (some of which comes straight from the U. Census), 15 percent of new marriages in 2010 were between spouses of different races or ethnicities.To those Christians who may be considering marrying a non-Christian, ask any Christian who has married a non-Christian, and you will hear how difficult it is to not share in your marriage relationship the reason why you live: your relationship with God. We marry to enjoy God through Christ, but it is impossible to enjoy God through sin. You can also connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Google .One in 10 people think the rise in interracial marriage is a change for the worse.In the Old Testament, part of God’s plan for Israel to remain faithful to Him when they entered the Promised Land was the requirement they only marry other worshipers of Yahweh (Deut. We see similar commands in Scripture when Paul told widows they were free to marry whomever they wished, only in the Lord (1 Cor. Paul, in 2 Corinthians, tells Christians they shouldn’t be unequally yoked with unbelievers in anything (2 Cor. The context is not necessarily speaking about marriage, but marriage would be included.If Christians aren’t to join in business endeavors with unbelievers, surely we shouldn’t marry unbelievers either.As late as 1986, more than one quarter of Americans (28 percent) felt people of different races marrying each other was absolutely unacceptable; meanwhile, 37 percent said it would be fine for others but not for themselves personally. Blacks are now substantially more likely than before to marry whites.
"But America still has a long way to go." The figures come from previous censuses as well as the 2008-2010 American Community Survey, which surveys 3 million households annually.
humans are more fearfully and more wonderfully made than others.
All races of humanity are created in God’s image (Gen. Thus, the mixture of various human blood is not prohibited by God.
On top of that, just over eight percent of current marriages are interracial or interethnic — an all-time high in the United States.
Even better to report: the public attitude toward intermarriages has become increasingly more positive over the years.