My wife is a mix of Hungarian, Italian, and Polish—which to most people just means yes, she’s white.
The decision to marry someone from a different ethnic background wasn’t a tough one for me.
The aim at relevance in American culture is common.
She really loved Jesus and she had this childlike willingness to do whatever He asked.
Her compassion for needy people challenged me and she had a humble heart that responded to the Word.
Whenever I post pictures of my family on social media, the responses are always fun. I don’t think anyone should be shocked or disappointed by interracial marriages, but I still wanted to talk about why I married outside my “race.
” But one of the other common responses is, “Is your wife white? This is irrelevant to some, but shocking or even disappointing to others.
I never sat down and wrote out a pros and cons list.
Though if I did, the fact that my wife has never seen an episode of “Martin” would be in the con category.Filmmaker Jordan Peele’s ability to convey the everyday fears Black people experience when surrounded by white folks, and use those emotions to fuel the tension of a horror plot, is a stunning victory.Every Black person I’ve spoken to is either impressed by the script, or extremely impressed Peele was even able to get a movie like this made.His passion for Jesus and this generation comes through loud and clear on every page.I can’t wait to see the impact this message has on a generation that’s hungry for purpose.” — Lecrae, Grammy awarding- winning artist @lecrae “Rise is a Trip’s new book, Rise, is out now! You can pre-order the book and find out more at One of the main things I like about Trip Lee and his book, Rise, is the interplay of reverence and relevance.” Preferences Jessica didn’t look like I expected my future wife to look, but honestly that didn’t matter to me. But as I grew in my faith and my heart changed, my preferences started changing too. It feels more like settling to overlook a godly woman merely because of her ethnicity. There’s nothing necessarily wrong with having preferences, but we have to hold them with an open hand.