Today we continuing our conversation with interracial couple Katelyn and Kelvin Belser. They met each other at church 14 years ago. But when they developed feelings for each other, and Katelyn’s family found out, they were forced to break up. They had to end their relationship and had zero contact for over a year.
However, when their paths crossed again, they could not ignore the spark they felt for each other. They believe, that when you truly love someone, you have to fight for that love. These two have an inspiring mindset about their journey and the struggles they have had to overcome. Coming from different cultural backgrounds, having different role models of healthy marriages, losing a parent to cancer and dealing with the lack of support from her family – has not torn them apart, but instead made them stronger together.
You do not want to miss this episode as these two might be young, but they are wise beyond their years. Their faith is strong, and their love for each other is even stronger.
It would really seem as if these two people came from two separate worlds. Claudia, being born and raised in Mexico until the age of 10 and JereMy, a bad boy from a large city in Texas. The two met while attending college where JereMy was working on his psychology degree after serving 5 years in prison and Claudia was preparing to attend Law School on the other side of the state. With the willingness to work together and continued devotion of time and communication, the two fell in-love. 8 years later, JereMy and Claudia have accomplished their career goals and have a young family. This may sound like a happily ever-after ending, but JereMy and Claudia, like so many other families have experienced struggles. Some of their struggles are associated with cultural background and differences.
In this interview, the couple shares some of their ongoing struggles and how they stay connected and dedicated to each other, their growing family and God.
Learn more about them, their relationship and the good they are doing in the world at: Ig: @minortomajortx and Fb group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thelifeafterprison
Get a copy of JereMy’s book Minor to Major here: https://www.amazon.com/MINOR-MAJOR-Turning-Setbacks-Come-backs/dp/0578682079
Today is the second episode in our Conversations with Interracial Couples Series and we are chatting with my friends and colleagues Sarah and Alex Dumas.
Sarah and Alex have been married for over 10 years and have 2 beautiful children. They are sharing how they have dealt with racism over the years, both from complete strangers and within their families, all while staying true to their “weird and fun” personalities.
Even though their families are very different, they both have the same vision of what being committed to each other and to their marriage looks like. They are setting an example for their children of how family is supposed to be by laughing and loving each other every second they get. “We are weird, fun, and we treat people with respect”.
Alex says, “It is never what you are called, but what you answer to that is important.”
To get connected with them, check out:
The Business in Marriage Podcast
This is the first episode in our Conversations with Interracial Couples Series. Today, we are interviewing Sandra and Ryan Tanner.
Ryan and Sandra Tanner have been married for almost 8 years and they live in North Metro Atlanta with their 3 children. Their ages are 17, 14, and 7. They share how their roads lead them to each other after many years, the struggles they have been through and some great advice on making a marriage work. They are a beautiful couple with a rich story who believe deeply in teaching their children to respect everyone, regardless of their race, religion or gender.
I loved this interview and I know you will too. You can continue the conversation with Sandra at: https://www.optimizedlife.com/ or on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/loving_life_with_5/