Every single who's a committed Christian, may join c Match. Like most men, Joel Vaughan wanted to marry, so he prayed for a mate and dated as often as he could.Weeks later, when Joel discovered Kellie also worked for Focus, he thought, "God could be doing something." Indeed, He was.
"You don't have to be perfect [to meet someone]." While it's important to improve your emotional and spiritual health while you're single, remember that everyone is a work in progress and that God ultimately controls every detail of your life.It's commonly thought that couples who marry later in life will automatically have a more difficult time uniting as a couple because each spouse is set in his or her own ways. "Kellie and I have found it very easy to blend," Joel says.However, who other than our Creator knows best how we can flourish and fully achieve our purpose?The Bible teaches us that God wants the best for us: "For I know the plans I have for you — declares the LORD.They understand better than most about the frustration that can result from waiting and praying to find a mate.
And they are also well-acquainted with the joys and challenges of marrying later than the average person.Jesus spoke about marriage in Mark 10:9: "Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate." It shows how much God values marriage.Sadly, it also shows our brokenness, when we review the divorce rate, even among Christians.Joel now jokes that not only did God "deliver" his wife just as He promised, He brought her right to his mailbox; a true mail-order bride.Brian and Cindy Elliott, like Joel and Kellie, also wondered if they would ever find "the one." But unlike the Vaughans, they didn't meet at a mailbox, but on a dance floor of the Queen Mary when they both attended a Christian Singles dinner dance. Joel, Kellie, Brian and Cindy are like an increasing number of singles who are marrying later in life.Joel laughs now and says that, by the time he turned 42 and moved to Colorado Springs to work for Focus on the Family, he wondered if he'd just "eaten some bad chili" the night before and hadn't heard from God at all.