Couples' Experiences and Perspectives on Interracial Marriage: A Phenomenological Study Among Adventists

Authors

  • Laurisse Sossah Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies

Abstract

Today’s world is often defined as a world without borders, or a global village. The distance between countries and continents seems to get shorter with the innovation of faster means of transportation and telecommunication. This new reality has given a different face to the world; meeting different people and mixed communities is no longer strange. In this new configuration, interracial marriages in both Christian and non-Christian communities have increased significantly, but very few studies look at the interracial marriage from the couples’ perspective. This study probes experiences and perspectives of interracial Christian couples. A phenomenological study design among eight Seventh-day Adventist couples living in Silang, Cavite, Philippines, helped explore their joys and challenges, as well as their perceptions about interracial marriage. The study found that Adventist interracial couples have a distinct foundation of marriage. This plays an important role in the way they experience and overcome their challenges.

Author Biography

Laurisse Sossah, Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies

PhD Student
Education Department
Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies
Silang, Cavite, Philippines

Published

2012-10-01

How to Cite

Sossah, L. (2012). Couples’ Experiences and Perspectives on Interracial Marriage: A Phenomenological Study Among Adventists. International Forum Journal, 15(2), 102-116. Retrieved from https://journals.aiias.edu/info/article/view/150