Melissa & Ronald


We were engaged on July 5, 2012, and married September 1, 2012.

I was living in Costa Rica at the time that Joey and I met. I was working with a mission’s organization, however, the time I had committed to be there was done and I was returning to the U.S. soon. Since I would be returning, I decided to give ChristianMingle a try. 

I had checked out Joey’s profile a couple of times, but I was a little too shy to send him a smile. He saw that I had checked out his profile, and decided to make the first move. I am so glad he did.  We started emailing back and forth; beginning at the end of March 2012, and it was like we were old friends. I was returning to Sacramento and he was from Bakersfield, California, so even though I was returning to the States, we would still have a long distance relationship.

We communicated by calling each other and online video chat. By May I was back in the States, so in June, Joey came to meet me face-to-face. 

We had our first date and we were hooked. We got engaged in July and were married by September 1, 2012.  We celebrated our first wedding anniversary this September, and we are still going strong.  

We truly feel God brought us together and used ChristianMingle to do so, even though we were worlds apart.  

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