The Bible tells us that, as Christians, we should not marry an unbeliever (2 Corinthians -15) because this would weaken our relationship with Christ and compromise our morals and standards.
When one is in a committed relationship, whether dating or courting, it is important to remember to love the Lord above all else (Matthew ).
It is unclear who first coined the term two-spirit in English.
While the words niizh manidoowag (from Ojibwe) were also proposed at the same time in this discussion (to honor the language of the Peoples in whose territory the conference was being held), this term had not been previously used, in either Ojibwe or English, until this conference in 1990, nor was this term ever intended to replace the traditional terms or concepts already in use in Native ceremonial cultures.
While use of the term to replace berdache proceeded, the word also began to replace tribally-specific terms and cultural teachings, leading to criticism, largely from more traditional members of Indian Country, Nations and tribes used various words to describe various genders, sexes and sexualities.
Pember notes the involvement of non-Native Will Roscoe who, like his also non-Native mentor Harry Hay, is involved in the hippie/counterculture gay men's group, the Radical Faeries, Non-Native anthropologist Will Roscoe gets much of the public credit for coining the term two spirit.
However, according to Kristopher Kohl Miner of the Ho-Chunk Nation, Native people such as anthropologist Dr.
Wesley Thomas of the Dine or Navajo tribe also contributed to its creation.