I often say “small world, big God.” This was definitely the case when it came to our ChristianMingle dating experience. Aaron and I are so grateful and praise God for having used ChristianMingle as the resource that brought us together!
We are convinced that it was exactly the means by which the Lord intended for us to meet and find His “best” for us in each other.
Having been a single Christian woman for years, many of my friends had suggested online dating at one time or another. However, at that time, I did not agree that it was for me. In August of 2013, I had been single for over eight years. Still, I was not willing to compromise my faith in my dating life or settle for less than God’s best for me, and I had full confidence and trust that the Lord faithfully had my best interests at heart in dating as well as in all other aspects of life. Then, in late 2013, I felt that there had been a release in my spirit to try online dating. Whatever it was that had been holding me back from choosing to use this dating tool before, now felt lifted. I decided to give it a try.
In my first attempt, I tried a different online dating site that had been recommended to me by friends. Unfortunately, that resulted in a very unsuccessful and painful dating experience. After prayerful consideration of the lessons learned there and with a heart that was still confident that God was leading me, I took the step of faith to try again. This time, I knew that my priority was to have my faith be the focal point of my online dating as it was with the rest of my life, so I created my ChristianMingle profile in June 2014.
Aaron was a single dad with little time or means to explore dating options, but with a heart that desired to find the one that God had for him as well. So, at a family member’s urging, he signed up in July 2014.
Due to our work schedules, other commitments and the distance, if not for online dating, we would most likely never have met otherwise. Also, interestingly enough, because of our profile search preference settings, we may not have ever encountered one another as a match, but through divine intervention, this wonderful, godly man’s profile came to my attention. From a simple “smile” our communication began on September 4, 2014. It took no longer than our first date later that month to know that we had found something more than special; we had found the one that we’d been searching for. Incidentally, we love that on our first date we visited the waterfall that we’d later have some of our wedding photos taken at.
Because we had both been married previously, with similar histories surrounding those marriages ending, we knew what we were looking for in our future spouse and who we would be willing to commit to in the covenant of marriage. Throughout the next few months, we had many heartfelt conversations, and spent much time in prayer about our developing relationship, our faith, our dreams and our expectations.
On January 17, 2015, on a surprise, romantic, gorgeously moonlit, horse-drawn sleigh ride, Aaron proposed and I accepted! Our wedding in April 2015 was described by our family and friends as one of the most God-honoring and beautiful ceremonies that they have ever witnessed. We were humbled by and truly blessed to enjoy an outpouring of love and joy from beloved friends and family at our wedding celebration and remain forever grateful for the blessing of living in God’s restoration and hope – beauty from ashes that only He could provide!
For Aaron and I, there is no doubt that God brought us together through ChristianMingle and was confirming all along the way that His blessing was upon our relationship. Our ChristianMingle dating was a wonderful experience that we share often, and we’d recommend it to anyone who is truly looking to find that special someone with whom to share their life, faith and love!
Thanks and blessings!
Did you find love online? Submit your story to share how you met your soulmate on ChristianMingle.
Hi, I’m Rob…
I’ve been in a 14 year, long term, unmarried
relationship, without kids and let me tell you all very honestly, I have had
many thoughts and arguments of leaving much sooner for someone younger but,
most younger women think they’re too hot for a guy like me based on looks,
career and income. This woman is far older then I am, yet she tells me she
loves me every single day. How many can say that these days? I’ve wanted
children since I first fell deeply in love after high school. Wow, what a
gorgeous Irish girl. She was my perfect woman. We lasted 4.5 years, we met in
grade school and broke up engaged never to be married. Heartbreak no.1. Then I
met a pen-pal from Puerto-Rico, she came to meet me in person. Hundreds of love
letters, another 3 years of my life and many long distance calls later on her
part, it was over because she met a Mexican in Salt Lake City Utah, through the
Mormons. She was married in a month. After that, it was all downhill…
It’s taken me a long time and many quiet moments to
reflect on all my losses. They all told me I was too perfect. God, how ironic
huh? It seems if you’re too honest, live by faith and good, you must be fake. I
dreamt of the perfect wedding in Puerto-Rico with me Jacquelita, I was her
Robertito. Man did I curse God or what? My entire life and dreams and hopes for
children and family all shattered, why? because I set myself up with too many
high expectations, as many of you younger ladies are doing now. Once those
youthful years are gone, they’re gone. Regret is hard to change. Time machines
do exist but we don’t have access to the suppressed technology. Aging is
reversible but at a cost.
I AM that I AM, sound familiar?
Major humanitarian, activist, truth seeker, 16+ year
Independent Investigative Researcher for Health Justice and Truth, blogger,
social butterfly. I can talk to anyone about anything at any moment, even on
the spur of the moment. I love all good people, especially children and
animals. Appreciate great advice, love straight forwardness, loath hypocrisy.
Taken numerous courses from machinist to travel agent to security guard to
computer technology and graphics. University education is not my thing, I find
it doesn’t teach humanitarian values as much as earning useless degrees and
I’m a self-taught educator of health and wellness,
love meeting new inspiring people, learning from others, growing spiritually,
ET buff, new age spiritual, home cook, health nut, vegan, do it yourselfer,
painter, fixer upper, handy man. A cowboy at heart living in the big city
looking to move out into the farm country or woods. I’m a self-assured,
confident and strong minded person and can be very blunt and opinionated at
times. I’ll speak my mind openly without fear. I may offend at times but I will
apologize if I’m wrong or out of line. I was raised with old fashioned values.
I hold no grudges and expect the same. I’m very honest in everything I do, I’m
I’m sensitive and compassionate and very passionate in
everything I do yet bold, charismatic and provocative. I like to test people’s
reactions, see what makes them tick. Resolving issues is my specialty. I’m not
egotistical but I am confident. I’m humble yet I am a driving force for change.
I live with deep passion and I make everything that’s wrong right if possible.
I love with my entire heart and soul, I am driven to do God’s work. I often
wonder if most naive people are aware, we are living in the end days now! Bible
Revelations is unfolding folks…hang on, the glorious rapture is very near. I
should know, I’ve researched it all. Be realistic in your search criteria,
lower your higher standards. Try a short chat, an e-mail, an exchange of words.
That special someone could be passing you by and you never knew it. Making
decisions on emotions alone is not enough. Never judge a book by its cover.
Your prince could be the one you let go too soon without ever knowing him.