As interfaith and multicultural couples and families we have an advantage in navigating a diverse world. We get this amazing opportunity to participate in our partner’s world which is often very different than our own. We may learn new foods, new faith, new way of interacting with family, maybe even a new language and […]
As interfaith and multicultural couples and families we have an advantage in navigating a diverse world. We get this amazing opportunity to participate in our partner’s world which is often very different than our own. We may learn new foods, new faith, new way of interacting with family, maybe even a new language and many other new ideas and cultural customs to us. We also get to teach about our own cultural customs and family experiences. We often build new relationships with our partner’s family and learn new ways to communicate.
We go through an experience with our partner of navigating how to share a life together when you come from different backgrounds. We may make compromises and life changes. And we figure all of this out for love. We gain so much knowledge just as human beings and very often become better people. Often our world view expands and we learn how to see similarities in places where previously we just saw differences. We build upon our ability to communicate and problem solve as challenges come up and we do this all because we love our partner.
Imagine if the world could learn what you know about communication, humanity, empathy, and understanding. Think about how you may see things differently than other people that haven’t had those same experiences or the opportunity to spend time with people that are different than you. This is the gift of multicultural and interfaith love.
I encourage you to take your gift and share it with your family and your community. The world needs us!
Here’s one way to share your gift this week: Join me in participating in the Families Belong Together event to end detention and separation of children and families. Sign up to participate at the event near you.
Looking to take your gift further: Invite everyone you know to attend with you to the Families Belong Together event. Contact any faith based institutions, community organizations, and any other groups you may be part of or can reach out to and invite them to go with you. Want some help on how to reach out or organize folks, connect with me through email or the new U Power Change facebook group and I’ll be happy to help.
To sharing our gift,
P.S. Are you interested in a getaway retreat with your partner where you could take a break from the day to day grind, navigate challenges in a fun setting, strengthen your relationship, and meet other interfaith and multicultural couples? If yes, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word RETREAT and I’ll be in touch.
P.P.S. Are you and your partner feeling challenged navigating your interfaith and/or multicultural relationship and/or family? Would you like to have it all figured out and have solutions (like yesterday) so you can spend more time having fun and enjoying your partner and family? If yes, send an email with the word SOLUTIONS to email@example.com, and we can set up a strategy consultation call asap.