Love Stories

Love Stories (a collection from Kindred Grace)

Wondering if true love still exists?

We believe that true love, real freedom, and authentic identity can be found only in the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

And we know that God still writes the best love stories.

The stories are as varied as the people they represent. Different life experiences, different mistakes, different families, different callings. It’s marvelous to hear all the many ways that the Lord works. He is the author of love and our love stories are unique expressions of His heart. Part of the beauty of reading love stories is experiencing the many differences in them. Some may seem similar from a distance, but when you look up close, every story is unique. Which means, if you have a love story, it will be unlike any that you’ve ever read before—because it will be yours. Don’t read stories looking for the one you want, because you’ll never find the one you will get. Just enjoy them for their variety, for their beauty.

(Natasha Metzler in “How to Read Love Stories“)

Love Stories: a collection from Kindred Grace

The miracle that could never happen.
Elisabeth Elliot & Addison Leitch

The miracle that could never happen.

Listen to Valerie Elliot Shepard retell her parents’ love story on Revive Our Hearts: Devotedly Series: A Godly Legacy The ...
"I think we need to get squared away how we feel about each other."
the story of Elisabeth Howard & Jim Elliot

“I think we need to get squared away how we feel about each other.”

Just before our graduation, he took me out for a walk and he said, “Bet, I think we need to ...
"You have every right to ask me to leave."
Elisabeth Elliot & Lars Gren

“You have every right to ask me to leave.”

I wasn’t stringing him on. My mind was totally closed to the possibility [of a third marriage]. I thought, “This ...
He stole our spot.
Lexi and David

He stole our spot.

In late January of 2018 my sister and I headed into the Saturday night service as usual. However, things did ...
"Not if he was the last man on earth!"
Lisa & Matt Jacobson

“Not if he was the last man on earth!”

Maybe it’s not all that unusual of a story. Single girl meets single guy. Starts with a letter. Ends with ...
a foundation of radical faith
Wai Jia & Cliff

a foundation of radical faith

Once a deep skeptic of love, Wai Jia's world was turned upside down when Cliff, a liver cancer survivor and ...
I think it started with the cookies...
Becca & Nick

I think it started with the cookies…

Getting a little homesick one day, I attempted to make chocolate chip cookies in my "easy bake." Since there were ...
I always knew he'd come back.
Laura Alice & Claude Jr.

I always knew he’d come back.

“I was sitting on the front porch,” the story went, “and I looked up and saw two young men come ...
Bonnie Kate & Max

God took something that was meant for evil…

I wanted to share how God can take something that was meant for evil, something as evil as a movie ...
With no hesitation.
Brittney & Andrew

With no hesitation.

My brother had just joined the army... I knew I wouldn’t see him for months, and would hardly hear from ...
Like at first sight.
Kori & Andrew Wissmann

Like at first sight.

Now, some people say there is no such thing as love at first sight. But I definitely liked her at ...
two kinds of hope
Paula Hendricks & Trevor Marsteller

two kinds of hope

We’d never even talked on the phone before—just written back and forth on Facebook for the past four months, but ...
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What if you could have your faith restored in a God Who still delights in making dreams come true?

Join us in celebrating stories of true love.

"We can’t take someone else’s story, no matter how much we like it, and superimpose it onto our own life. God writes a unique story for each of us, and trying to figure it out ahead of time is futile at best."

(Jeannie in "Trusting God with Your Happily Ever After")

Looking for more love stories?

Hudson Taylor & Maria: A Match Made in Heaven Through the Shadowlands Love Without Limits: A Remarkable Story of True Love Conquering All Marriage to a Difficult Man: The Uncommon Union of Jonathan & Sarah Edwards Quest for Love: True Stories of Passion and Purity I Love You, Ronnie: The Letters of Ronald Reagan to Nancy Reagan

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He calleth His own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.” So His merciful and miraculous leading is individual—“Thou (singular) shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee.” The temptation is great to imitate or to expect the same manner of guidance which God has given another. “What is that to Thee; follow thou Me.” His Word abounds in examples of His separate leading of His sheep.

(from the journal of Elisabeth Elliot, quoted in Devotedly by Valorie Elliot Shepard)

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Please Note: This is a curated collection, not an exhaustive one. Not all links submitted will be published. Linking to or publishing a story does not indicate endorsement of the website, author, or relationship.

Kindred Grace believes that relationships should be pursued to the glory of God. We do not endorse any particular method of courtship or dating, nor pretend that any formulaic methods will prevent heartache or sin. We at Kindred Grace embrace the freedom of God’s grace as He redeems our broken stories for His glory. (Click here to read more of our perspective on love stories.)

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