‘Bringing Worlds Together’ is not only a book for married couples but it’s also a useful read for those considering marriage. As the first book in the Cross-cultural Marriage Series, ‘Bringing Worlds Together’ lays the foundation of how culture is one of the root causes of marital conflict. Culture might not be obvious because it is so deeply engrained in everyone. Culture creates a filter which influences how we see things, how we communicate and how we listen to our husband of wife.
We often dismiss the ‘small’ issues and don’t realise what we are dealing with is actually a culture clash. That’s because we usually have preconceived ideas regarding what a cross-cultural marriage is. When some hear the term cross-cultural relationship, they imagine a couple who come from different continents, others will imagine a couple who each speak a different mother tongue, some will think of couples who have come from two different religious backgrounds and others will think of a couple from two different ethnic backgrounds. You will undoubtedly have your own idea of what defines a cross-cultural marriage. You may be surprised though to find that it is much more than you first thought! In fact, all relationships are to some degree cross-cultural simply because no two families are the same!
‘Bringing Worlds Together’ is designed to bridge two worlds whether the couple is from opposite ends of the earth or if they grew up on the same street. Blending two cultures together might be challenging, but it’s not impossible when God’s culture replaces your own.