I’m 21 in November and my husband is 23 in July. We met 3 years ago when we were both getting out of other relationships… we were ‘just friends’ for about 6-9 months before we were an official couple. At the time that we met, we were both working a fulltime job in a nursing home; myself as a CNA and DH as a dietary aide and then part time at Red Lobster (where we met)!
What drew me to him was the fact that he was unbelievably confident, hard working and determined. He saved and bought his first income property before he turned 20 years old, followed up by another a year later. He would literally only use the money he earned at Red Lobster to live on, and wouldn’t touch the money he made from his fulltime gig. I really looked up to him for that, and I’m so thankful he does our finances now 😉
About a year or so into our relationship, my sister and I moved into one of the apartments that he had for rent; when my sister moved out he moved in. We were a happy little couple with no plans for marriage (in the near future) because we had everything we wanted right there in front of us.
DH and I both grew up in Christian families but we were not exactly practicing in our faith for the first few years of our relationship. I would go to church, I believed- but it was easier for me to live the way I was than to be who I knew I was supposed to be. In August of 2011 DH went with his dad on a church retreat, he met Jesus there and literally came back a completely different man. He was always wonderful, but this version was the most incredible, loving, affectionate person I have ever met in my life.
After he got back WE started growing closer in our walk with Christ… he moved out of the house, we stopped having sex, and by April of 2012 got engaged! On September 8th, I married the most amazing man I know. We may be young, but my husband was created to be my other half… and I was created to be his.
Every time someone says something about our lack of life experience or how we are ‘SO young’ I remember this:
1 Timothy 4:12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.