I realized that Kevin was an “old soul,” and we were ready for the same things.Also consider how you get along with the person’s friends, because these people will also be part of your life.Johanna said she found it a bit awkward to connect with her boyfriend, Paul’s, friends, even though he was only three years younger. I felt removed from their age and current life stage,” she says.She and Paul married anyway, and over time the difference in maturity dissipated.How will you address potential challenges, such as being on different biological timetables, one of you ending up a caretaker, the timing of children, or dealing with gaps in maturity?Before I began dating Kevin, a woman I worked with in children’s ministry frequently asked me about him, seeing potential from the start. ” “Ah,” she said lightly, waving her hand, “My husband’s four years older, but he acts younger.Even though Kevin didn’t have as much life experience as I did, our daily lives basically looked the same.If he had still been a “college kid,” I might have had a hard time feeling like we were equals.
” While it’s fairly common for a woman to marry an older man, the reverse isn’t as much of a social norm. Travis and Leah, who have been married close to 20 years, met while attending the same six-week missions organization training.
I fought those affections like crazy.” But as an undeniable connection formed, Leah finally made a bold request: “I told the Lord, unless I hear Travis say, ‘The Lord has laid it on my heart that you are to be my wife,’ I will not move forward.” The night before the two gave a group presentation together, they met to pray.