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I hope you can help, because this is probably the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with in my lifetime. I am a year-old white college student who is very close to her family. My boyfriend of nine months is a year-old of a different race from a different part of the world. We met as counselors at a summer Christian camp where we had the wonderful opportunity to counsel together and bring five kids to Christ.
He has the wonderful qualities that I look for in a man. What is so hard is the fact that my parents disapprove of this relationship. I have talked to them only once about it and after seeing their hurt, led them to believe that I was going to discontinue the relationship. I actually had the intention of doing so but could not do it, because he has made me so happy and been such a wonderful part of my life.
It seems that whichever way I go, I desperately hurt either my boyfriend or my parents. I have tried to picture me and my boyfriend in the future, with my family, but that is hard. If you have some encouragement or words of advice for me, that would be great. Thanks for listening. You must do the right thing — not the thing which pleases your boyfriend or your parents.
Even so, doing the right thing is not the same as doing what makes your parents happy, and you are not their last hope. Doing the right thing does include considering why your parents disapprove of the relationship, and whether their reasons are sound. If your parents do reject the relationship just because they dislike persons of different skin color, then they are being unreasonable. One last thing. Doing things in the dark can bring nothing but sin, dishonesty, misery, and division of counsel. Put an end to the secrecy, not tomorrow, not tonight, but today.
Professor J. He teaches government and philosophy at the University of Texas, Austin. At the end of the day, is my boyfriend obligated to obey his parents when he knows what God has spoken over us? A pastor, a friend, his wife! Yet no one seemed to care enough to confront or even ask him about the gossip that was being shared. Friendship can be an enemy, a seduction of the mind lying beyond the reach of investigation.
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