5. It’s been you all along.
Both Rachel and Kody’s parents were in the same singles group at their church when they were all in college. After the two couples married, they both ventured out to buy houses in a smaller town where housing prices were more affordable. As newlyweds, the two couples even lived together for a time awaiting their new houses to become available.
Over the years, the two couples raised their children together as they served in the small church in their town. Rachel and Kody had both come to Christ at a young age. And they both learned from their parents’ examples to enjoy serving the Lord through ministries in their church. When Kody and Rachel ended up working together as youth counselors and in other various ministries, they found they both thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company.
One day at a college retreat, Rachel heard the speaker tell the story of her son in the military who would run in his unit with his hand on the small of the back of a female soldier––to help her keep pace with the squadron. When the speaker said, “This is what it’s like when we run the race with our eyes on Christ. And ladies, if one day you’re running and you find a man’s hand in the small of your back helping you run your race––marry that man!” Immediately Rachel thought, Kody! That’s Kody! After the retreat, it was Kody who approached Rachel to consider a relationship with him. She could hardly believe her ears. The Lord had made not only Rachel, but also Kody, realize His plan for them to serve Christ together for the rest of their lives!
*Read these and more Christ honoring love stories in Rhonda Stoppe’s book Real-Life Romance. And as an added bonus visit NoRegretsWoman.com to watch videos of couples from the book sharing their real life love stories.
Do You Believe in True Love?
Heart-fluttering, long-lasting love is all around us…we just have to look for it!
This collection of beautiful, real-life accounts will bring laughter and tears as you enjoy each story of ordinary people who found extraordinary love.
Page after page, you will find inspiration to:
rekindle the romance in your love story
trust in God’s providence and timing
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Don’t let the world define romance for you! See how God is at work in the hearts of His people—knitting together hearts in a love that forever endures.
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