But I do think there is a unique struggle for a young, single, black woman.We have unhelpful comments from people like Taye Diggs "jokingly" perpetuating the stereotype that black women are harsh and hard to deal with.From these biblical examples, we'll discover more about God's gift of marriage and the intriguing dynamics of intercultural partnerships.Moses and Zipporah Moses' sister, Miriam, and his brother, Aaron, spoke out against Moses in part because they disapproved of the Cushite woman, Zipporah, whom he had married (Numbers 12:1).A black woman attending a predominantly white church must find her security in the Lord.This, of course, is no different from anyone at any church. If we segregate ourselves in our most intimate scenarios like church, we likely do the same in our friendships and dating relationships.
Perhaps the strongest misconception I've found is the idea that intercultural and interracial marriage were prohibited by God for racial, ethnic, or cultural reasons. Some of the wisest and most honored biblical heroes and heroines (including Moses, David, Esther, Ruth, Solomon, and Joseph) were involved in intercultural or interracial marriages—marriages that God approved of and blessed.
God does not prohibit marriage (intercultural or otherwise) except when it involves a Christian marrying a person who is not a Christian (2 Corinthians ).
SEE ALSO: Adoption Offers Profound Opportunities for Racial Unity God forbade the Israelites to intermarry with the Canaanites—the people of the land. Then there were the foreign wives of Solomon, which led to his downfall (1 Kings 11).
However, Miriam and Aaron grew jealous, not only of the fact that Moses had married a woman who was not an Israelite, but of the fact that God had chosen to use Moses as His mouthpiece when speaking to the people.
Miriam and Aaron used the fact that Moses had married a Cushite woman to try to stir up the Israelites to question his authority and mutiny against his leadership.