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All You Need Is Love

All You Need Is Love

Interracial/Intercultural Marriage: Chinese and Indian Woman and Nigerian Man

A happy marriage is not about how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.

About Us

Our names are Rose and Lewis. Rose is Chinese and Indian, and she was born and raised in Singapore.  Lewis is Nigerian, and he was born and raised in Nigeria.

How We Met

We met online.  We both love dogs, especially Rose. Therefore, when Lewis reached out to her online, and she saw a picture of his dogs, they immediately connected, and rest was the beginning of their life journey together.

How Long Have We Been Together

We have been together since 2011 and were married in 2014.

How Was Meeting Each Other’s Parents For The First Time

It was nerve-wracking for both of us but worth it.

How Were You  Able To Build A Relationship With Your In-Laws

We traveled on holidays together, shared interests, and, most importantly, listened to what the other party had to say. It’s all about respecting each other.

What Obstacles Have You Encountered For Being In An Interracial/Intercultural Relationship

Rose had some relatives that were happy, and some that were shocked and not so forthcoming.  Yet Rose and Lewis knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together.  Therefore with her parent’s blessing, no one else’s opinion mattered.   Today, the relatives who were not forthcoming see the love they have for each other, and they have nothing but positive words to say.

Provide Any Engagement Or Wedding Tips You Wish You Knew Beforehand

If you both see a future together, fight for it because it’s going to be worth it.

Share With Us Your Top Tips To An Interracial/Intercultural Marriage

  • A happy marriage is not about how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.
  • It’s not about being in an interracial marriage; it’s about being in love with each other that defines who we are as a couple/family.

What Are You Still Learning From Being In An Interracial/Intercultural Marriage

We are accepting that some people are still very closed-minded about interracial families.

How Are You Raising Your Beautiful Children To Know Both Of Your Cultures

Lewis is learning Chinese, and their daughters are going to learn Chinese in school. Lewis is also teaching their girls Yoruba, and Rose is trying to pick up some words as well.   Their daughters have a fair share of both cultures from their daily activities.

Top Must-Know Multicultural Parenting Tip

  • Always teach your children to love themselves.

Anything Else You Want To Add To Help Others Reading This

The relationship you have with your spouse and children is special.  The colorful thing about your marriage and parenting is that you get to expose it all to your children. It will be fun and exciting to learn and grow together as a family.

Thank you Rose and Lewis for sharing your endearing love story and pointers for raising multicultural and multiracial kids. Find our more about them and their gorgeous family at www.instagram.com/nigerianchindian. What did you think of their love story?  Pin their story on Pinterest for later below!

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