This week I read the book Cross-Cultural Marriages and the Church. It was not everything I'd hoped and dreamed.
However, at the end, the author includes this list from another book, Intercultural Marriage. I wanted to share it because I found it really enlightening. I'd love to hear your thoughts on it, too!
Here is what Dugan Romano lists for a healthy cross-cultural marriage:
1. Good motives for the marriage
2. Common goals
3. Sensitivity to each other's needs
4. A liking for the other's culture
6. Solid, positive self-image
7. Spirit of adventure
8. Ability to communicate
9. Commitment to the relationship
10. Sense of humor
I have been thinking about this collection of factors since I read it. I particularly agree with numbers 7, 8, and 10.
What about you? Which ones to do find especially important? Anything you'd add? Any on this list you disagree with?