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In my work as a dating coach, I'm hearing more and more clients say that they are open to dating someone of another ethnicity or religion.
Luckily, supportive parents with a strong moral compass kept me on the straight and narrow, but their relationship couldn't weather certain storms.Like when my mother joined the board of a Jewish group in our area who brought in a guest speaker to talk about keeping the religion "pure" and making sure the congregation's kids didn't marry outside of the faith.Or when my father and I were guilted into taking the body of Christ at my sister's Catholic wedding.But that was decades ago and now we're living in modern times.Times when there's a public outcry over a Cheerios ad featuring an interracial couple.Or when a white father is followed home and challenged to identify himself as the Dad of his biological brown children. Census reports show that interracial dating is on the rise with Latino and White mixes leading the pack.
Skin color is just the product packaging, but what happens when it's what's inside that is completely different?
There's so much talk lately about interracial unions, but few people are talking about what happens when you marry someone who believes something different happens to you when you die, or that women have another role in society than the one you've known them to fill your whole life, or that days you held sacred and holy don't even exist on their calendar.
One of my Jewish clients is dating a Christian man for the first time.
She had a conversation with her boyfriend that shook me.
He said that he wanted his children to know about the things he grew up with -- Santa Claus for example.
She replied, "My children can know about Santa Claus. In modern American society most of us have the ability to marry for love, so while you should be respectful of your family and your culture, if you've exercised your right to choose a spouse, you should make your boundaries with family clear.