MARK & ABIGAIL
ENGAGED SUMMER 2022
PHOTO COMING SOON!
I created an account on Tulip Singles in January of this year but hadn’t found anyone who was interested and wanted to take on an instant family. Then in late March came a message from Mark with a simple “Hi, How are you?” We quickly found that we had a lot in common: we both were born and raised in the Midwest, liked Mexican food, loved cats, and so much more. I did, however, wait a few days to let him impress me with his Marine Corps stories before I revealed that I too was a former Marine. Mark gave me his number and from then on, we talked on the phone for hours and hours.
It happened that Mark’s job was sending him to Pennsylvania (from Indiana where he lives) two weeks later, and so, true to his character, Mark took initiative and asked me if I wanted to meet. I was a little hesitant and suggested we go on a double date with some friends of mine. Mark agreed. But Mark really wanted to meet sooner than the planned date (on a Tuesday), so he asked if he could take me out for a steak dinner on Monday night. I agreed. Monday came, and before Mark arrived on his flight from Indiana he asked to meet for lunch! I warned him that I wouldn’t have time to get dressed up or do my hair and that he would get me just as I was. To that Mark said, “ That’s exactly what I want.” Off I went!
We met and had lunch at a little Mexican restaurant, and Mark gave me his sour cream (we had already discussed my love for sour cream, and his distaste for it). Over that week, as we kept our plans for steak and our double date, we enjoyed getting to know each other, and by Wednesday I knew that I wanted Collin to meet Mark.
Mark has since said that he knew right away that he was going to marry me. I knew by May 2nd (after a trip to visit Mark and meet his parents I immediately ordered my wedding dress - without a proposal, but knowing without a doubt I was going to need that dress)!
The last several months have been a whirlwind of getting to know each other more through visits back and forth. We have seen God’s providence in so many ways as things have come into place, including the ways in which our hearts have grown to love one another so deeply.
I was tasked with writing our “How we met” story, so this is most definitely from my perspective. You will have to ask Mark for his version. :)
Mark is the man I never knew I needed. He loves God and is committed to serving Christ and our family. He is always himself, with no pretense. He is kind to me, works so very hard, and is ready to be Dad for Collin. I love him and can’t wait to spend our lives together.
ENGAGED WINTER 2022
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We are honoured to share our testimony with you. We were two single people seeking mature godly spouses in places where that seemed impossible. Our lives have brought us across five different continents with seemingly little in common, but God brought us together through this website. Jack was living in Luxembourg, Europe, and Katie in Guinea, Africa - places where Bible-believing Christians are rare.
After meeting and conversing on Tulip Singles, we began regular phone contact by text and calls. This could be challenging with time zones and technology problems, caused both by life off the grid in Africa and user error. :) During this time we shared our testimonies, read God’s Word, prayed nightly together, and discovered in each other the partner for which we were seeking.
In January 2022, Katie traveled to Luxembourg to meet Jack. Katie’s father was also able to meet us here, allowing Jack to ask for his blessing before we became engaged.
As we hopefully anticipate our marriage in early 2023 we remember God’s faithfulness. While the path ahead is not completely clear, we remain certain of our sovereign Lord and seek to serve Him faithfully in our future together in Luxembourg - or wherever He may bring us.
We are so thankful for everyone at Tulip Singles including those who give vision and those who work on the details behind the scenes. This platform made possible a seemingly impossible relationship for which we praise the Lord.
- Jack & Katie
MARRIED JULY 2022
Brandy and I began talking in April 2022 and are now engaged in July 2022. Lord willing, we will be married next month. We both experienced hard providences in our past that have scared people away. Brandy went through a biblical divorce four years ago, and my best friend and wife of 13 years passed away last year. Brandy also cares for a child and has two dogs, and I have three children. These are not easy circumstances, but we think it's important to show compassion and grace. I called Brandy the first day we messaged each other, and her love for the Lord was evident as she asked very deep and thoughtful questions about my doctrine and devotion from day one. We decided to ask our deal-breakers first, as we both had a few disappointing experiences, and we feel it’s better to get those out of the way before you hit a wall later but could decide to compromise.
In our short time together, we spoke daily and focused on spiritual matters, and let the less important issues take less precedence that can be worked out in marriage by two faithful people. During our time dating, we had a few speed bumps, which caused us to contemplate going forward. One of those was when she communicated she didn't see herself moving from Florida to Texas. I was very disappointed and thought she suggested we end the relationship, so I said goodbye, and we ended our relationship suddenly. The next day she asked a friend for advice, and they realized we had a few options going forward; she gently let me know that I was premature to end the relationship, and I realized I had misunderstood what she was trying to say and made a huge mistake. During one of our visits, we were having a great week together but did have a stormy night that caused us to question going forward. We had both fallen into overthinking, cynicism, and doubting God’s sustaining power and provision. We realized we didn’t handle the situation well and learned we didn’t yet know how to encourage one another and communicate our fears as we were scared of what the other person might think. We are so thankful that God sustained us and used the night to cause us to grow together and trust Him more. A successful marriage takes work, and some of this must be practiced in dating where appropriate if you are to go forward.
We each visited the other person one time for a few days before I decided to move to Florida. We involved our friends and churches in the decision process to get engaged, which we feel is vital. We encourage you to keep praying, persevering, and serving the Lord. Whether single or dating, don’t fear; the Lord provides.
-Manny & Brandy
ENGAGED APRIL 2022
Julissa and I were on the Zoom call the night before Valentine's Day 2021, kind of like a meet and greet. After the meeting was over I messaged Julissa. In the back of my head, I thought: “the least she can say is: “I’m not interested”. I messaged her and we chatted that night and the very next day too, we exchanged Instagram and kept messaging each other there. After days of talking, we exchanged numbers and the conversation just kept flowing. In which Julissa friend zoned me, I remember one of the first messages on WhatApp was “I can only offer you my friendship”. Julissa is living in Florida and I am in Connecticut.
To be honest it hurt a bit when she said she only wanted to be friends with me. But what could I do, right? We spent two weeks without messaging each other at some point. But then I reach out to Julissa again, conversation after conversation, morning after morning, day after day, Around April, I decided to book a flight on July 4th to meet her and the family in person to show that I was serious about that and to take a step forward.
By April I knew I liked her very much. I could not wait to see her in person. By the end of April Julissa expressed her common interest in me, it was such a great feeling. After many conversations, bible studies over video chat, praying with each other, for each other, asking the Lord for wisdom and discernment of how it would look like for us to be together. Little did I know Julissa would surprise me on Memorial weekend 2021, to meet me in person. She managed to arrange with my mom how and where we would meet for dinner on Friday, May 28th,2021 we met for the first time in person. Shortly after that, we began dating. We have been dating for 10 months and on April 30th, 2022 he popped the question. A big crying “yes” to marrying him. And so they say the rest is history…We will be getting married on February 25, 2023.
We want to share this to encourage others that the Lord is faithful, genuine transformed Christians will marry genuine transformed Christians & God shall help the couple who are obedient to Him. We are grateful to our heavenly Father for allowing us to meet, also grateful for this platform of Tulip Singles to facilitate this opportunity. All for the Glory of God, and by His Grace Alone, Through Christ Alone.
MARRIED APRIL 2022
Brent and Shayna started their story in July 2021. Shayna reached out first letting Brent know she wanted to chat by email, since she didn't have the means to chat by the communication platform on Tulip Singles.
Brent was reluctant to respond due to a bad previous experience. He was unsure that Shayna wanted to have children because of a confusion in the details of her profile. After sitting on the message for two weeks, he responded that he would rather stay on the platform until they got to know each other better. He thought that they were finished at this point and not expecting a response.
Brent and Shayna went to Grace Agenda in Moscow, Idaho where Brent saw her. However, she didn't see him. When she got back, she saw his message, responded, and they started talking. They found out they had a lot in common. They both had basic standards that wanted to be met by the other. This is what made the website so great and a little easier to find someone compatible.
One of the major requests was that Christ be first in both of their lives. For Shayna, she didn't include love in that list of request standards. Over time, the miracle happened that she fell in love with Brent soon after they met.
Brent fell in love with her at the beginning of October 2021. After video chats and phone calls; then following two attempts to meet, they finally met on the last day of October. Later in that visit, they became a couple.
They agreed that Christ will be first and at the center of their lives. What they wanted at the center of the relationship is communication so that their life could be a lifelong marriage, but also Christ at the very heart which is the glue of the relationship. On December 16, 2021, Brent proposed and 4 1/2 months later they were married on April 30, 2022. Cheers to the happy couple!
MARRIED APRIL 2022
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. -Jeremiah 29:11
Grant and I met in October of last year. It was truly a lesson in waiting on The Lord and learning that when it is His timing everything works out perfectly. Prior to meeting Grant I had been through many letdowns in relationships. I had no success when it came to meeting someone in person and even less success online. After attempting many online routes, with no real results, I decided to give the whole searching for someone (especially online) a break. It was a few years after my break that a dear friend of mine ended up meeting her husband online through a Reformed Christian dating page on social media, She recommend I give it a try and see if there might be someone on there for me as well. I was hesitant at first but after some thought decided it couldn’t hurt. I had also been signed up, for a little while, with TULIP Singles at the time. My mindset was to be open to whatever means The Lord might use in my search for a godly man.
Some months had passed since joining both dating platforms, with little results, and I was beginning to think that nothing would come of these just like with my past experiences. But, one day I saw a post that Grant had put up on the Reformed social media group. It caught my attention and piqued my interest. I thoroughly checked out his social media profile page (like all interested girl sleuths do) and saw that he seemed to be a really great guy with similar beliefs. Only the problem was I wasn’t certain whether he was single or not! I was going to reach out to him on social media but didn’t, thinking it would be too forward of me and that he was probably already taken anyway. So I walked away from the thought of anything happening between us but just couldn’t seem to get him off my mind in the following days.
A few weeks later, quite unexpectedly, a young man reached out to me who my brother and I had the pleasure of meeting at a Singles Meetup a few years back. He wanted to chat and catch up on how things had been in my life since we last spoke at the event, Of course, I decided to try and find more info on him before our conversation. So, since his social media page didn’t provide as much info as I would have liked, I decided to try TULIP Singles to see if he was signed up there. I never ended up finding a profile page for him, but would you believe whose profile page did pop up in my searching? Grant’s! I couldn’t believe it. I was excited to see that he was on the dating site, specifically for singles, and at this point was hopeful that he might not be in a relationship. So, after some thought, I went ahead and reached out to him via TULIP Singles. I saw that he had lived only an hour from where my brothers and I had been working on a house project and was glad that he was within visiting range. I asked him if he knew of any solid Reformed Baptist churches in his area, and it just so happened that he attended one my family and I had visited a few times in the past! I was shocked. My brothers and I had planned to visit there that Sunday and were thrilled to know that he would be there too.
We all had the opportunity to meet at church and attend the Sunday school class that he didn't tell me he was teaching! After church, we spoke for a little while, and he invited my brothers and I out for dinner that night. We had a nice time but for a while, my brothers were the ones who did all the talking and questioning. I was getting away easy and finding out more about Grant without even having to speak with him myself! (Brothers can be a real blessing that way.) But, after a couple of visits and outings with him and my brothers he specifically mentioned that he really wanted to get to know me better. From that point on, Grant and I started speaking a lot more and found out rather quickly that we both had much more in common than either of us expected.
It wasn’t too long afterward that he was able to meet my parents and visit our home a couple of times. On Thanksgiving Day he asked my dad’s permission to officially court me, and we all prayed that The Lord’s will would be done in our relationship. On January 20th, 2022 he asked me to marry him and I said “Yes!” We married on April 23rd, 2022, and have now been happily married for almost 4 months and are expecting our 1st child in January of next year. We are beyond thankful and grateful for all of the many blessings The Lord has given us.
In sharing my story of how my husband and I met, I wanted others to know that there is hope. And even though some relationships may not always work out, there is one out there that will. When it is God’s time, and if it is His will for your life to find a spouse, it truly will all work out and in such a way that you will know that He is in it. The waiting and disappointments are not easy, but through it all God is always teaching us a lesson. To wait upon The Lord and know that His plans truly are for our good and to give us hope and an expected end.
May The Lord help you in your search for a spouse, and may He draw you closer to Himself during this special season of your life.
MARRIED MARCH 2022
I downloaded Tulip Singles in March of 2021 with the hopes of connecting with someone who shared the reformed faith. Though I have a reformed community in Abilene, I saw little men my age who I was interested in or who were single. So when Tulip Singles appeared in an ad on Facebook I knew I had to give it a try! I was getting discouraged after about a month of online dating. It's hard. It's difficult enough to find other reformed believers out there, and even harder to find ones near you who share your interests and that are interesting to you. I had no intention of deleting my account, I just began to check it less frequently. That's when David sent me a message. I wrestled with whether or not paying for a membership would be worth it, and I'm so glad I did! Tulip Singles offers one, if not the only, dating platforms for reformed singles. It was such a unique and rewarding experience that I would not trade for the world. I have never met someone like David who shares so much of what I believe, and yet resides in a different hemisphere.
Two weeks after his first message, we were a committed couple and not long after that, were making plans to marry when he graduated. David and I have been dating long distance for 9 months and will be married in March of 2022. We look forward to building a life wherever it is that the Lord calls us to, and are beyond grateful for Tulip Singles. Don't give up! The reformed community is in the minority, and this is a wonderful platform to help build relationships and potentially, marriages. It might not happen quickly, but David was worth the wait.
MARRIED FEBRUARY 2022
I (Ilia) had just had my life plans derailed by a grad school rejection that came at a really terrible time. Ina had been living in Albania, finishing her studies.
I went on Tulip Singles because of my friend's encouragement to do so, and soon noticed that there was a Reformed young lady from Albania. As a Russian immigrant, I grew up with many Albanians in Toronto Canada, but also knew that in my culture, Reformed theology is not very common. Naturally, I wanted to reach out and learn more about this Reformed Albanian community.
On January 27th, I posted a TGC article that they were opening an Albanian website. Ina and I met on February 5th, and almost had an instant connection. She glanced over my Facebook page, and saw my post - thinking that I had these really strong ties to Albania. I messaged her, we got to talking, and things took off from there.
In August, I flew over with my parents, and I spent a week with her while my parents visited the Balkans in order for her and I to make an unbiased decision about this relationship. Once I realized this is where God was leading me, I proposed, and we are planning our wedding in Albania for February 5th - exactly one year later. It was so amazing for our families to meet each other, and for me to really feel like a part of the community.
I have since decided to pursue the pastorate through my presbytery, and I will be living with Ina in Albania from our wedding until August of the upcoming year while the sponsorship process takes place.
God has really straightened out my life in this past year, and the two of us couldn’t be happier.
MARRIED NOVEMBER 2021
Caleb and I met on Tulip Singles in November 2020 after a few months each of looking. Both of us were hesitant at first so I’m not sure why we kept talking, all I can say was that it was all God! I (Naomi) was living in Chicago at the time while Caleb was living in Regina, Saskatchewan all the way in Canada! We talked for a while then started FaceTiming after about a month, then we were finally able to meet in person when Caleb flew all the way to Chicago in July of 2021. We spent a wonderful month together with my family enjoying vacations and family weddings. Poor Caleb got thrown into my crazy family right away but he survived and was welcomed with open arms. At the end of his visit, we took a trip with my family to Mackinaw City, MI. We went for a walk on the beach and he proposed! Then he went back to Canada while I planned our wedding. We were married on November 12th, 2021 a year after meeting! Then he swept me away to Saskatchewan Canada. Now we’ve settled in here and we’re recently blessed with the news that we are expecting our first child! The Lord has been so good to us. He brought us both from our different struggles and blessed us with each other, we are undeserving! Many people had different opinions about us meeting online, being so young, or moving too quickly but the Lord truly directed our steps and readied each of us for this wonderful new life we get to live! We pray He will do the same for each of His children who desire a Godly marriage. -Caleb and Naomi Polvi
MARRIED JULY 2021
I joined TULIP Singles in January. Although there was no one in my area I let the site do a search for me and I sent a message. Thankfully she answered back! Through the site, we got to know each other, and spent much time in prayer and studying marriage from the Scriptures. The Lord blessed us every step of the way and led us to marriage in July. I am very thankful that the Lord used this site to bring us together. I have finally found the one that my soul delights in. ~Paul
I came across Tulip Singles on my Facebook feed and even though I said I’d never join a dating site, joined on a whim because I saw it was a site for reformed theology singles. I put it all in the Lord’s hands and trusted His timing for a partner to share my future with. I had a pretty specific desire list for the man the Lord brought into my life. Paul took a chance a messaged me in January, the day before his birthday. We continued to talk and made the decision to court each other, we wanted to see if this is what God wanted for the two of us. We knew that it would mean one of us would have to move to be with the other. Through courting, praying, and studying the word we continued to grow together. We knew that the Lord had given us this amazing gift. We visited each other, met each other’s family and friends, and had the support of those around us. Many prayed for us and meant a great deal. Paul proposed in April, and we both agreed it would be a short engagement. We set the wedding date and that amazing beautiful day was July 11, 2021. I was given this amazing friend, a man of God, and partner because I took a chance. I thank the Lord daily. ~Tonya
MARRIED JUNE 2021
Covid restrictions were very painful for both Charlie and Lydia. Both had been widowed, and both were suffering from loneliness. Lydia read about Tulip Singles in her local Christian magazine, and Charlie heard about it from a pastor friend who happened to be his brother-in-law. These two instances prompted them to seek a companion since they had such pleasant memories from their previous relationships with their former spouses, now in eternal glory. They first “met” via Tulip Singles in the fall of 2020.
Both Charlie and Lydia had many things in common….they had both been married for 44 years…..they both had children who received Christian education……they both used the same songs for their spouses' funeral services, and they both wanted to serve their Lord Jesus Christ. Already on their first date, they both prayed together for wisdom, for understanding, and for God to reveal His will for their lives.
Because of covid regulations, Charlie and Lydia were restricted in their dating, since all venues were closed. No mall shopping, no concerts, no restaurant dinners, no Christmas parties, or the like. They see this as a blessing, however, because it gave them countless hours to play games, to walk, and to talk with each other. Challenges became opportunities to hear each other’s stories and to understand each other’s ‘past’ lives. They spoke openly and freely about their former spouses. This was extremely helpful in cementing a relationship and causing it to grow into new love. Their similar commitment to serve the Lord in all aspects of life was a major attraction to them both.
The children of Charlie (8) and Lydia (4)……along with their spouses…..are very important in Charlie and Lydia’s lives. These adult children were the first to learn of this new relationship, and they understood that the loneliness their parents’ felt by living alone was burdensome. For this reason, they gave their approval and blessings, and so a wedding date was set.
Covid regulations again played a huge role in the marriage preparations….for the couple felt it imperative that all the children be involved and included in the nuptials. For this reason, the date was changed 3 times and finally, on June 26, 2021, Charlie and Lydia were married by Charlie’s pastor friend. A combination of 32 grandchildren, children, and siblings were all able to witness this ‘unusual’ ceremony. An event truly to be remembered!
It may be somewhat comical to have 2 ‘senior’ members listed on a Christian dating service, but the newlyweds feel blessed that…because of covid, and because of Tulip Singles they were able to meet, to join hearts and hands as they share their faith together on life’s pathways.
MARRIED MARCH 2021
Our story is short and sweet. Neither of us saw this coming, but the Lord works in mysterious ways. Devan found me (Rebekkah) on Tulip Singles in early January during both of our trial periods. He decided to message me asking to get to know me. I politely thanked him for the compliment of reaching out but essentially told him I didn't think the distance would work (I in Wisconsin and him in Saskatchewan), so we went our separate ways. Fast forward a couple of weeks to January 30th where we saw each other in a social media group for reformed singles. We both immediately recognized each other and messaged a "hello you look familiar." We started talking as friends that evening and within a couple of days, we were an official couple. Within two weeks we were engaged and within a month and a half we were married! With God on our side, we have been able to overcome moving obstacles, border issues with Covid, and travel issues as well. We finally met in person on March 20th and were married on March 22nd at my church surrounded by my children, extended family, and his on a zoom call. Praise God for His perfect timing and showing us very clearly the path He was making for us.
UPDATE: Devan and I wanted to pass on the update to our testimonial that we are expecting! In 4 months' time, we started talking, got engaged, married, and are pregnant! God is so good! We will now be a blended family of 7! We couldn't be more excited!
MARRIED FEBRUARY 2021
Mason and I met on TULIP Singles. He was one of my matches but had only subscribed to the two-week free trial. He signed up in the first place thinking like so many others do: "There's nothing in online dating, and I'll prove it."
But, as I like to say, God tricked him. I sent a general greeting, making some sort of nice comment or other about something that I appreciated on his profile. He messaged me back, doing the same. After talking for a couple of days, we realized we got along pretty well. Since his subscription was about to expire, he gave me his social media info, and I gave him my Discord info so we could talk on both platforms. After chatting for a while on those platforms, he asked me for my phone number. I discussed this whole process with my loving parents, and they gave me permission to give my number to him. Dad sent him an e-mail, just checking to see what sort of a guy he was, and Dad liked him.
After a few phone conversations, voice chats, and video chats (both with and without his family), we made plans for him to meet me and my family in person at my sister's home. We spent a Saturday together and he liked us and we all liked him. After that first in-person visit going so well, we made plans for our families to meet together in Austin, TX, where he lives, works and goes to church. On first meeting his family, I immediately loved them. After the meeting, Mason started talking about "when we get married."
I thought he was being a little bold, but I didn't raise any objection, since I didn't see any reason why that wouldn't happen eventually. I was honored with the invitation to go with his family to Disney World, for a memorial trip to honor the memory of Mason's younger sister that passed away not long ago. Apparently, I am the only person outside of the immediate family to be invited, and that spoke to me as being an acceptance on their part of bringing me into the family.
On October 23rd, Mason came over to Louisiana for a visit since my whole family was going to be here at once, and my best friend was coming down, as well. On Oct 24th, he arranged for us to go out and take a tour of a plantation house not far away. We went on the tour, and about an hour-and-a-half later, with the tour being over,we went outside, and both of our families were there to surprise us! I was thrilled to see everyone there, but a little confused as to why everyone seemed to have their phones out and pointed at us. I started to go down to hug everyone, but Mason pulled me back up on the porch. "I'm not done with you yet," he said with a smile.
I was both confused and excited because I could only assume one thing after all this surprise! He got down on one knee, said that he loved me very much, and asked me to marry him! I accepted in shrieks, and after a big hug, he put the ring on my finger. Immediately following, my sister walked around the plantation property with us, taking engagement photos.
I'm so blessed to have Mason, and I'm so excited to see where our journey goes from here!
MARRIED FEBRUARY 2021
Elisabeth and I met on Tulip Singles in November of 2019. We both joined the site not really with the intention of avidly looking for anyone. I had heard of Tulip Singles from a social media group, and Elisabeth heard about it from her church.
I had been on the site for a while back in the fall, but I hadn't paid for the subscription. I was still getting the emails, though! One day I got an email saying that Elisabeth had given me a pair of boots (I found out later that she actually was just messing around with the site and trying to figure out how it all worked), so I decided to pay my subscription so that I could say thank you to this girl that had given me a pair of boots. So, we talked back and forth briefly before she ghosted me for two weeks. I found out her subscription had ended and she didn't want to pay it! The site gave us two free weeks in December, which was amazing and probably the only reason that we are together today!
We finally met up in the middle of December. We live almost 3 hours apart, though, so we decided to meet halfway at Tim Hortons for coffee for a couple of hours - or so we thought. We met at 4:30 on a Saturday afternoon, and before we knew it, it was 7:00 already. So, we decided to go across the road to a burger place to get some food, and we ended up talking till about 10:00, which was surprising! We both came away from that night happy and excited for what the Lord had in store for us. It was the closest thing to love at first sight as there could be! Crazy as it sounds, 9 months later we got engaged and are getting married in February of 2021.
We thank the Lord every day for everything he has done for us so far. A year ago we both did not think this was possible yet here we are!
MARRIED DECEMBER 2020
First, both Brett and I want to thank God for what He has done in our lives. It is amazing what means God will use to accomplish His will! TULIP Singles was recommended to us both by friends. We found each other on this site in the summer of 2020. I was living in British Columbia at the time and Brett was living in Manitoba. We both enjoyed the conversations we were having and began to talk about meeting one another in person. Brett flew to British Columbia to meet me in September 2020. We had such a great time with one another! Through thoughtful prayer, we decided there was no point in continuing a long-distance relationship. I flew to Manitoba in December of that year, where we got engaged and married in the same week. The Lord was so great to us! I moved to Manitoba and we are now expecting our first child! Praise be to God!
On Friday, March 27th David and I (Brooklyn) both had the random desire to try out a dating website called Tulip Singles. I came across it from a random ad on social media, and David had heard of it from his brother.
His profile was the first one I had viewed, and just by his Testimony and profile picture, I was immediately intrigued. David was from Ohio and I live here in Tennessee, so it was a long shot. After much contemplation, I decided to message him and immediately shut my computer.
The next morning while standing in the creek on our property, I looked down at my phone and saw a reply from the one and only. My message was the first he had read and responded to and of course, my heart jumped with excitement and confusion! We texted for a little while and video chatted soon afterward. I was so quickly drawn by his love for Christ, and desire to serve Him.
Neither one of us had ever thought of meeting our future spouse online or even had the desire to, but of course, God had other plans, and I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. Like my mom always told me-- when you least expect it and she was most definitely right!
Soon after, David and I became official and started to make plans for his big move here. It wasn't too long after we met that both he and I knew that we were going to marry each other one day. So with that desire, David proposed on August 15th!
We are so excited to serve together and see how God will use us in our marriage for His ministry and glory! God has already done so much in our lives since we met, and I continue to fall more and more in love each day.
UPDATE: Because of your wonderful dating website and God's great mercy and grace, my husband and I were able to meet each other, get married, AND get the blessing of our first child all in one year! We found out about a month ago and are due on August 14th! God is so good!
MARRIED OCTOBER 2020
I joined TULIP back in November 2019 after taking some time off from dating and focusing time and attention on other things that the Lord had been laying on my heart and mind. I was truly content with the idea of remaining single and had begun to make some other plans for how to approach the coming years by myself. But when I discovered TULIP, I was comfortable with the idea of trying it for a short period of time and then remaining content to continue with the other plans I was making.
During my time on the site I met several nice men and had several pleasant conversations and meetings, but by the time COVID rolled around and remote instruction started for my teaching responsibilities, I contently just let my subscription begin to faze out. However, since I was on my computer every day for teaching, I just let the TULIP tab stay open at the top of my page, and in mid-May, I got a notification of a message.
Steve and I had actually met almost 2 years earlier in a social media group for older reformed singles and were friends outside of that as well. During that time we had some brief exchanges of comments, but it wasn't until mid-May when he saw me on TULIP that he knew that I was single. Communicating with me was something he had thought about for several months, and I was equally as interested in knowing him more, so it made sense for us to start serious communication at that time.
After 5 months of courting, Steve and I were married on Oct. 17, 2020. We are thankful for the platform that TULIP provided in allowing us both the clarification in knowing we were available to talk and know each other better, and are looking forward to serving Christ and His Kingdom together as a married couple for many years to come!