A Blended Adventure: A Jewish-Muslim Love Story

Our March ‘How We Met’ couple is no ordinary interfaith, mixed race couple. Having first met online, at their first face-to-face meeting, upon learning about their different religions, they even wondered how a Jew and a Muslim relationship would ever work successfully. Get to know Rorri Geller- Mohamed and Arif Mohamed.

How to Really Communicate in an Intercultural Marriage

Intercultural couples are outliers in a world where most marry within their racial and ethnic groups. As border-crossing trailblazers, they encompass an element of rebelliousness in their willingness to deviate from social pressures. Here are tips on how to really communicate successfully in such relationships.

Reasons Why Intercultural Couples Argue Differently

All couples have communication problems but intercultural couples may have unique reasons that contribute to the hows and whys of them arguing differently. When two people come together, they bring their distinct personalities, temperaments, coping styles, and life experiences. Even the most similar individuals within the same culture will have very different frames of reference,…

Our Jewish-Asian Marriage Isn’t Trendy

I am often met with a “knowing look” when I (a Chinese American female) share that my husband is Jewish. “Oh yeah, that’s a thing,” says [insert well-meaning person’s name].  And you know, according to all sorts of sources—including the New York Times—it does seem to be a thing. I’m one-half of a “marriage trend” that’s…

Cultural Expeditions: Exploring Diversity Within Families

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which overturned state laws prohibiting interracial marriage based on the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment. This milestone, and the compelling story of Mildred and Richard Loving is emblematic of the adversity and challenges experienced by interracial couples as…