Life Through the Eyes of an Interracial Couple
When Steve and Ruth decided to get married, they hit resistance. Steves parents were against the white/black marriage, but his extended family wasnt. Steves minister wouldnt marry them, but Ruths did. The good news: her kids loved him. The early years of their marriage in California had its ups and downs, but the five of them worked through it all. Ruths pastor encouraged them speak to church groups about their interracial marriage. Thus began a new path in their lives. They both studied through Living Waters Christian College to be certified Christian counselors. They started A Place for Us in 1984, an organization to promote support for interracial and multiracial families. They were ordained non-denominational ministers in 1988. By this time, speaking engagements and appearances on local and national TV were part of their lives.
This continues to be their lifes work...theyre totally dedicated to fighting racism and giving moral support to interracial and biracial couples and families. Their message is tolerance--accept people according to their character, not skin color; their goal is a colorblind society. The message of this book is unity among ALL people.