David and I met on ChristianMingle in April 2012. A few friends challenged me to try online dating and I finally gave in, mostly to face my fears of dating again. I signed on for 3 months and the whole process itself helped me a great deal, practically, but most importantly, it helped me spiritually. My relationship with God is central to who I am and I prayed that the Lord would lead me to someone who felt the same way. I hoped to meet someone who was passionate about his relationship with God, specifically someone to grow with, serve with, and love. David tells friends and family members that he prayed that the Lord would bring him a real Christian, someone who actually tried to live out their faith on a daily basis.
In his first email, David asked me about my relationship with God. I told him my faith story and then asked him how he came to faith. It was such a beautiful story it brought happy tears to my eyes. That was the beginning. We kept writing for a few weeks and found that we connected on so many levels. Our first date was a lovely dinner. Conversation was so easy and David was just so comfortable to be around, we decided to head to the movies after dinner. I knew by the end of the evening that he was very special. We continued to date over this past year. David lives in New Hampshire and I live near Boston. We worshiped together, cooked together, and did hiking trips into the White Mountains. He packed picnic lunches for our trips to the beach and took me to some of his favorite musical and theater productions. He has served with me on several ministry training events and I served with him at the local soup kitchen where he cooks every Friday. It was as if I was living in the chapters of some Christian romance novel, only it was the real thing. I have found the one my heart loves and he is a precious gift from God!
Our love for the Lord, His people, and each other just continues to grow and grow. We got engaged on Easter, March 31, 2013, and are looking forward to a new chapter of life together and new adventures of following Jesus together. We are planning to be married this summer, followed in August by a joint family hiking vacation in the Smoky Mountains, followed by our first missions’ trip together in early September. We will be training a group of pastors in Goa, India to launch Alpha courses in their churches and we plan to work alongside them to help children working and sleeping on the streets of India. I would never have imagined in a million years how much God had in store for me. I am so blessed to love and be loved by such an amazing man.
We have so much gratitude to God and folks at ChristianMingle!