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

He didn’t meet some of the criteria on my “list.”
Sue and Jon

He didn’t meet some of the criteria on my “list.”

Though Jon and I often say we wished we’d met each other earlier in life (he’s 36), in reality, God’s ...
I had to make that flight.
Joshua and Terri

I had to make that flight.

When I have a particularly long workday, I think back to the 20-hour day that was (thus far) the best ...
I Owe My Marriage to Boundless
Jess & Tien

I Owe My Marriage to Boundless

"I started 'coincidentally' running into a guy named Tien from my church — everywhere: at church, the post office, prayer ...
Hi, I'm John Paul Taylor
Abigail Hinds & John Paul Taylor

Hi, I’m John Paul Taylor

“Hi, I’m John Paul Taylor. I don’t have a job. I don’t have any money. I am living with my ...
Perfect for a Former Amish Guy
Katrina & Mose Slabaugh

Perfect for a Former Amish Guy

“You would be perfect for a former Amish guy!” she exclaimed. I smiled and laughed, sure it was completely unlikely ...
She created her own fictional hero; God brought him to life
Rachelle Rea and Devin Cobb

She created her own fictional hero; God brought him to life

This is my love story. On March 6, 2015, I met the man I’d marry on the doorstep of my ...
"If I remembered her she would never forget me."
Frances Alice Blogg & Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“If I remembered her she would never forget me.”

"Once in the course of conversation she looked straight at him and he said to himself as plainly as if ...
"I cannot decipher my thoughts."
Jamie and Randy Delaine

“I cannot decipher my thoughts.”

As the months went on, I began to understand more and more about how my (INTJ) brain worked. Thoughts were ...
I didn't feel in love.
Kristen and Caleb

I didn’t feel in love.

As confused as I was about my feelings, I distinctly remember how strange it was to end our phone calls ...
Not Just a "Nice Guy"
Yvette and AJ

Not Just a “Nice Guy”

Full of hope, but without any expectations, AJ and I intentionally began to cross each other’s paths more and more ...
The Only Hint I Needed
John and Elizabeth

The Only Hint I Needed

I remember developing a very keen interest in Elizabeth during those three months and, all though she has yet to ...
People saw a romance that didn't exist.
Chautona & Kevin Havig

People saw a romance that didn’t exist.

Months passed.  A year. “Just friends” morphed into “best friends.”  And one night, while we were discussing life dreams, I ...

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.

"God was slowly just using a bunch of different things to convict me that I had a certain script laid out for how [my love story] was going to go. He just impressed upon me the need to hold my hand more openly and not decide how it was going to look like and how it was going to go—that I would not be so quick to judge and so quick to determine [my husband] was or wasn’t him."

(Lisa Jacobson in "Are You Ready for a Real-Life Love Story?")

Looking for more love stories?

When Dreams Come True: A Love Story Only God Could Write Love and War: 250 Years of Wartime Love Letters How I Met My Spouse – Heartwarming Memories From the Readers of Reminisce The Woman Who Was Chesterton Passion and Purity: Learning to Bring Your Love Life Under Christ’s Control Love Without Limits: A Remarkable Story of True Love Conquering All

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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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