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 ...
God’s hand working through all the details
Esther Grace Rojas & Kalub Anderson

God’s hand working through all the details

I had a dream that Kalub got back from a trip, handed me a ring as asked, “Esther, will you ...
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 ...

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.

"While over-the-top sentimentality and gushy romantic novels aren’t my cup of tea, I do love real-life love stories. They’re unique, authentic, and often humorous. They display God’s endless creativity mixed with the realities of life in a fallen world. They give hope that true love should be highly esteemed."

(Jeannie in "Humorous & Authentic Real-Life Love Stories")

Looking for more love stories?

Marriage to a Difficult Man: The Uncommon Union of Jonathan & Sarah Edwards True Love: Engaging Stories of Real Life Proposals Beloved Bride: The Letters of Stonewall Jackson to His Wife I Love You, Ronnie: The Letters of Ronald Reagan to Nancy Reagan At Long Last: A Story of Love and Hope Patricia St. John Tells Her Own Story

click here for more books featuring real life love stories

or browse other love story lists around the web

Don't follow a formula. While it’s tempting to try and tuck love into some tidy box, it will never work like that. Do rely on the Holy Spirit. Rather than depending on someone else’s “step-by-step”, listen to the Spirit and how He is guiding.

(Lisa Jacobson in "Essential Dos and Don'ts for Courtship and Dating" at

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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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