Our story begins sounding almost hopeless, with a couple of marriages ending in divorce and being single parents, thinking that our lives would never change. We were both lonely and praying that God would heal our hearts. Jesus filled our hearts with Him and then blessed us beyond comprehension!
We met on ChristianMingle after being encouraged by friends from church to join the site. On September 28, 2013, Earl texted me and said, “Lorie43 this is Pike426. Have you met your perfect man yet?” I said “no” and we began to text and decided to meet for dinner. We had several dates that were very special; meeting at church for the first time and seeing him walk in the door brought a huge smile to my face! We shared a romantic Italian meal in the living room with a blanket on the floor. He can also cook a mean steak! We couldn’t wait to see each other between dates.
Jesus always comes first in our relationship. We pray together and talk about how awesome He can be when you stay faithful and filled with hope. We are both so excited about our future together, not only us as a couple, but about what can be done for God’s kingdom and where He will have us serve together. Our families were a little skeptical that we had moved so fast, but we felt God lead us on the right path and never looked back.
Earl proposed in October of 2013. On December 7, 2013, my Dad got to walk me down the aisle for the very first time, and it was such a special moment for the two of us. We are so blessed that Jesus put us together and that it was love at first sight!
ChristianMingle is a tool that the Lord uses in many ways. If you are reading this, it’s real and God does make miracles happen in ways you could never imagine (Ephesians 3:20) whether you are new or mature Christian.