"I experienced so much grace, love and truth-telling," Rebecca says.
"I felt completely valued and loved in a way I never had before, and I saw Kade persevere in the challenge of relating to my parents, who didn't like him." Mike heard about his wife, Jessica's, "brains and beauty" before he ever even met her. But five months after they began dating, Jessica went on a year-long missions trip to a country with limited Internet and phone access. many mornings to chat with her online, spent a fortune on calling cards and even visited twice, staying for two months in the summer.
She divulged a few of the book's insights and assured me that I was on track.
Getting married and staying married isn't always easy, but solid character is a good foundation for both."He was reading books on relationships, talking to trusted married friends and seeking wise counsel. He would do whatever it took to get the job done, and he applied that same determination to our relationship." 3. Johanna was first attracted to Paul because of the friendliness and kindness he showed to everyone, not just her. After they were married, Johanna discovered that Paul's kind heart extended to financial generosity as well. But once they began dating, he discovered something else."She'd lived through some rough times growing up (like me). When Josh began attending Lindy's church and quickly committed himself to the worship and leadership teams, Lindy was impressed.Yet somehow, she'd come out on the other side with a remarkably positive attitude about life and an unshakeable faith." Even when Gavin lost his job and thought that might end their relationship — "Who wants to date a guy who just lost his full-time income, right? It was also a "happy coincidence" because she was on the same teams, which meant they got to see each other three times a week. "When I was growing up, my mom told me to pray for a husband who is passionate about God. I am able to respect Craig because he listens to God and obeys His voice." From the first time they met, Melissa loved Brock's green eyes." — Jamie was supportive and encouraged him in the next step. Josh demonstrated the same kind of dedication as he pursued Lindy for marriage. Krista believes God told her to marry her husband, Craig. The kind of guy who would buy her a trinket she liked or plan a fun outing together, it was Brock's devotion to Christ that ultimately won Melissa's heart. Christine met her husband, Mike, via their blogs and eventually moved to Australia to marry him."He's a man of integrity who knows how to make a commitment," she says. "His desire to know Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him was evident through the dating process," she says. Among his many good qualities, Christine says of Mike: "He is open about his flaws and sincerely repents of his wrongs.I can see his tender heart constantly being shaped by the Holy Spirit to become more like Christ." Josh's humility "really got my attention," Danielle says.She had graduated from college and was succeeding in her career as an exhibition design assistant at a big city art museum."Some girls I knew were sitting around waiting for this wealthy, good-looking man to take care of them," Josh says.Abraham would later be one of the stars of Teen Mom.Amber Portwood is an 18-year-old girl from Anderson, Indiana, who is pregnant by her boyfriend of two-and-a-half years, Gary Shirley.