Met on Mutual: Chrissa & Austin

Feb 14, 2023

It was Christmas of 2020, and this Christmas was unlike any other for me. Usually this was a time that I would pray fervently to God, asking that for next year, He would finally help me find a husband. At almost 25, I felt so discouraged as most of my friends were already married and having kids, and I still had zero prospects of finding someone I wanted to date, let alone marry. I was famously known for being “picky” and not getting past the first date with anyone. I had gotten an education, gone on a mission, I was starting to wonder what more was I supposed to do?

I received an epiphany…Maybe I wasn’t going to get married. Some leading women in the church remained single, and they lived very fulfilling lives. Maybe I was meant for other things?

It was that Christmas that I decided to not ask for marriage any longer. If God had other plans for me, then I was okay with that. However, that didn’t mean I was giving up completely. I still had Mutual, and still decided to give it a shot.

Not a few days later, I swiped up on Austin. He just seemed really nice and fun, and he served his mission where I’m from, so I figured we would at least have something in common to talk about.

After a few days he swiped up on me too, and a few days after that he sent me a message. We met a few weeks later after chatting and getting to know each other.

We became really good friends first, and things progressed on their own for the rest.

We decided to get married after 8 months and got married 2 months later!

Although it sounds odd, I am happy that we met when we did and not any earlier. We both had a lot of growth and experience in those years that really changed us for the better. I can say with certainty that if we had met even a year earlier, it would probably have not led to a second date. I have learned so much throughout those single years, that I am a different person because of them.

Even though it was hard to wonder and wait, looking back, I am so glad that I did. The statement that Gods timing is truly perfect, could not be more true. He knew the best time for us to meet, and it was definitely worth the wait! I know that we were meant to be, and he was everything that I wanted and needed in a husband. We are very happily married coming up on our 2 year anniversary of when we first met! To me, Austin was the Christmas miracle I never expected to come…and perhaps that is why it did come.

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