Episode 73: Intercultural Relationships – Part 2

I always love when I schedule an interview because I think other people need to hear the content, and instead I end up getting a personal counseling session that I didn’t know I needed. Christina and Pai are back this week with more good advice for navigating the uniqueness and beautiful differences of relationships! While we’re primarily talking about intercultural and interracial relationships like theirs, what they share is applicable no matter what type of relationship you’re in.

In Part 1 of my interview with Pai and Christina last week, they shared about their dating story and what it was like journeying through a relationship with two people (and two families) coming from two very different cultures. They have learned a lot about healthy communication and compromise along the way, and they dealt out their best advice for all of us to learn from. Today, the good advice continues, but we’re also diving a little deeper. I asked Christina and Pai to share about how becoming parents has impacted the celebration of cultures in their home, and also how it has changed their outlook on the climate of our country in this time.

As Pai states, 2020 was a hard year for everyone – but especially so for people of color and people in interracial relationships. Christina opened up about how, even as a white woman, the events of the year directly impacted her. Pai discussed how he appreciated so many aspects of unity and a desire to learn that he witnessed, but also about how exhausting that was for him and how he had to learn to point folks to other resources besides himself. Their main messages of asking intentional questions, listening well, and letting our differences bring us together rather than divide us ring so true on the topic of racism and beyond.

Get excited, because the wisdom doesn’t stop here. Season 2 of Pai and Christina’s podcast is currently in the works, so you’ll get to hear even more from them soon!

Links from the show:
Goods & Better Store:
“Behold the Dreamers” by Imbolo Mbue:
“Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates:
“The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander:

13th Documentary:
Taking Cara Babies:

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