Cross-Cultural Living

Depending on how you look at it, the cross-cultural life can either be full of excitement and adventure or stress and frustration. In our city in Western Turkey, I think it takes foreigners about 3-5 years to complete the adjustment phase, learn the language, and begin to experience greater effectiveness in life and ministry. That’s when you begin to feel at home.
So if you’re not there yet, and you’re having rough days, hang in there.  The cross-cultural life also brings rich rewards.
Here are some of my favorite posts:

How to Survive Your First YearOverseas

Five Ways to Deal with CultureShock

Criticizing our Hosts? Or Learning from Them?

Lasagna in a Karnıyarık World

Cross Cultural Living: A Chance to EmbraceHumility

Turkish Delight: Life-Changing Lessons


Posts on Cross-Cultural Friendship:

What Turkish Coffee Reminded Me AboutEstablishing Friendships




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