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The Advantages of Mixed Marriages

by Chad Stetson

Mixed marriages are becoming more common and accepted by cultures throughout the world. Marriage can be difficult for any couple, but problems can be more intense for couples in a mixed marriage. However, mixed marriages are working and are working well for some people. Yes, there are disadvantages to mixed marriages, but there also are many benefits.

Blending Genetics

Genetics between different cultures and races vary drastically. When these races are blended together, children can benefit. Each race has their own set of diseases or an increased rate of diseases. When children are born from a mixed marriage, their risk of developing a disease that is higher in a particular race can be reduced.

Acceptance

People who are part of a mixed marriage are more tolerant of other races and cultures. The parents and the children are more accepting of other races and learn each other's perspectives. Children, especially, are less likely to be intolerant of someone because of their race. Children quickly learn that each person is unique and likely sees a person for who they are, rather than their race or their culture.

Learning About Other Cultures

Mixed marriages allow each person to learn about one another's cultures, religions and race. It is important for the couple to talk about each other's beliefs and values. Becoming a partner in a mixed marriage opens up the entire world for each partner. The history of the race and the family rituals and celebrations become part of each partner's world. Many couples in mixed marriages are exposed to an entirely new way of life, including a new country or even a new language.

Setting the Marriage Up for Success

A mixed marriage becomes a success and is full of benefits when it is started on the right foot. One of the best ways for couples to do this is to find an area that is tolerant and accepting of mixed marriages. When a mixed marriage is successful, the advantages for each person and the children can continue for generations.