Courtship Love Stories

So you've decided not to follow the patterns of Hollywood love stories, with all it's sentimental, emotionally driven, blinded by lustful passion trends and embrace a more principle centered, level headed, humble and prayerfully driven approach. You take this decision seriously and want to be responsible in the choice of a life partner. But honestly, what does that look like? When you're reading books about relationships it seems to all make sense, but then when it comes to your own life, it all seems like pie in the sky!

Because stories can sometimes teach more than lists and bullet points, I'm seeking to compile as many God-centered courtship stories as I can so you can see how the principles in this website play out in real life. If you have one to share, please submit your story below!

1. "Friend-shipping" to Marriage - God led Allison and Ken together after two years of initial attraction. In this story you will see elements of being persistent but not obnoxious, as well as taking things slowly even though attraction and family pressure was high. You'll also see how they tried to handle the demands of life responsibly while still finding ways to nurture a relationship. Read the full story

2. Thank God for Parental Involvement - Jonathan vulnerably shares the emotional drain that liking someone can have on a person. He describes the confusion from receiving mixed signals and the agony of wanting to be with someone who is already with someone else. Because of his honest confessions to his parents and hers, God was able to bring blessings out of his transparency. Read the full story 

3. On Second Thought - Have you ever been grossed out at the first consideration of someone as a potential spouse? Read Joelle and Jason's experience of how both of their first impressions were changed as a gradual deepening friendship developed.  After logging 1000 hours of conversation they had the confidence to move forward in marriage. Read the full story

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