Hey there. :)
We do. Way early on in our relationship we had discussed marriage and commitment to each other, because dating with intent to marry should be the purpose to dating. We have been together for just about 2 years now and are in a bit of an awkward stage, because we’re at the point of engagement soon.
It can be hard to be patient. This has been a HUGE struggle for me lately. I mean, I go to a Christian university so every weekend there are literally about 4 engagements and of course, they’re all younger than us and have been dating for less time. It is the most annoying thing ever, haha. I could go on and on, like I’m sure any other lady in my spot could. :)
Once I finally catch my breath and stop freaking out, I can then reflect on all that I know and am secure in.
The Lord is faithful. He is the one who divinely orchestrated our coming together. How amazing? What a blessing that I do not deserve.
Michael is more than I ever asked for. He is patient, loving, tender, understanding, compassionate, smart and logical. He has a heart to serve like no other person that I know. I know that what we have is real and God-centered.
I know and feel that Michael loves me with all that he is, and I the same for him. Even in the tiny arguments and times of frustration with each other, we are patient and loving. The communication that we have is a gift and I thank God for it daily.
When it comes down to the more logical side of things, I know that we will be financially prepared. Michael is 25 and on his own already, which is a huge plus for us. We will both be graduated this spring and will be working full-time. It won’t be easy paying for everything and we’ll have budgets, but I feel so secure in Michael’s way of understanding how money works.
This all and more helps me get through those moments of frustration that it’s not my turn just yet and when jealousy can naturally creep up. We can rest knowing that we’re doing this the right way because we know what we have in the Lord, together and logically. We know we’re better waiting a little longer than we’d like, instead of struggling with money and living in general. I would rather be in a town house of our own than on campus in married housing.
I hope this was able to help a bit. I want to connect with you personally, because there are not too many ladies that are in the same boat as us and we need to encourage each other. Love ya, lady!
Anonymous: Do you feel that you and Michael have confirmation for marriage? Not asking in a bad way, just because I am kind of in the same boat. It can be hard to be patient, but what kind of thing helps you?