Cross cultural dating

05-May-2018 19:16

But as their mutual friend pleaded with him to meet Amanda for coffee — just once — he finally relented.

By the time they met, Amanda had been heavily involved with Lawrance's people, language and culture for more than 10 years and had been living in Taiwan for five.

She purposed to “pray and wait until the Lord had made it clear to me if David was the man God meant for me and I the wife that He meant for David.” Though both had already considered cross-cultural marriage an option, David and Jonne's attitude was, “Don't underestimate it.” So they waited. They were open with family and friends about their feelings.

Dan says the best advice they ever received came from a Western couple living in India, whom they visited as newlyweds.

Still, Pari was eager to learn and anxious to be branded as new.

Once they arrived in the United States, Dan arranged for her to be mentored weekly by a kind and godly older woman.

Before she arrived, she hadn't even seen movies about America.

There was so much to absorb all at once: the food, the clothing, the casual way men and women interact in the West and even the holiday traditions.

Dan says the best advice they ever received came from a Western couple living in India, whom they visited as newlyweds.

Still, Pari was eager to learn and anxious to be branded as new.

Once they arrived in the United States, Dan arranged for her to be mentored weekly by a kind and godly older woman.

Before she arrived, she hadn't even seen movies about America.

There was so much to absorb all at once: the food, the clothing, the casual way men and women interact in the West and even the holiday traditions.

“It may not sound so spiritual,” he says, “but a real attraction is necessary and normal.” Jonne, in turn, was impressed with this tall, blond sailor from Sweden. He was shy, yes — but also very careful in his relationships with women.