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Brad and Jodie, January 2013
I was in church on Sunday morning when my iPad went off.
I first noticed Brad's profile early in the fall of 2012. He sounded like a really great guy and we had a lot in common. I wrote him a quick email but then never heard back. About two months later I was in church on Sunday morning when my iPad went off. I had completely forgot all about him in that time but he was very interested. Apparently my original email ended up in his spam folder. The rest is history. We are planning a wedding for the summer of 2013. God bless!
Jim and Patricia, January 2013
Our common faith was very important to our attraction to each other.
What a joy to find each other and to learn we only lived 35 miles apart! Jim and I had both lost our spouses in 2008 and in the late fall of 2010 he found me testing the waters on the Singles Seeking site. We emailed for several months as Jim was wintering in AZ, then we met in person in March 2011 where we found we have so very much in common. Our common faith was very important to our attraction to each other. Our children and grandchildren are happy that we are happy and they were all able to attend and participate in our wedding in November 2012. It has been a blessing to find each other and start this new chapter in our lives.
Paul and Catherine, November 2012
God really leads people to one another in such unique ways.
My husband and I met on the Lutherans Online site in the summer of 2010. We emailed for at least a month before we decided to meet in person. We are so blessed to have found each other. God really leads people to one another in such unique ways. We dated for several months and got engaged. We were married in the summer of 2011. If it is God’s will, we pray other people find their way to one another in such a unique way. “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
Jenny and Mel, October 2012
I want to share a story of deep gratitude.
Having met my beautiful fiancée, Jenny, on the singles seeking site. God is great & His wonderful plans for us far exceed anything that we could possibly have prayed for......After having spent a couple of years healing from a broken relationship, a wonderful Pastor and his wife shared their story with me of meeting on this site in their 70's & finding true love that brought her across state lines to marry him......They encouraged me to sign up, which I did.....However, I was still very limited in my pursuit....After relocating back to IL & updating my profile, I met Jenny, who was also not actively searching. In fact, she had virtually given up the search, disappointed with prior dating experiences...Thankfully, a friend had also encouraged her to setup a singles seeking profile as well.....We hit it off amazingly from the very first point of contact.....AND it has been a joy-filled relationship in Christ ever since July, 2011.....Our wedding date is set for July 20, 2013 & what a great gift it is to experience God's greatness throughout every day, praying together, knowing that our love is a gift from God....Thank You so much for making this forum available for folks to find like-minded Christians to share their lives with!!
Lee and Dorothy, March 2012
I am getting married on Apr. 28, 2012 to another single from Thrivent. She is Dorothy from Fl.
Lorraine and Brad, January 2012
We appreciate the support from Lutherans Online Singles Seeking and our Pastors...
I Thank God for Lutherans Online Singles Seeking where I met my husband Brad and we married in 2008. We appreciate the support from Lutherans Online Singles Seeking and our Pastors who helped us and encouraged us. Is nice to be of the same faith and we found out we also had much in common with each other by sharing and learning about each other. Thank you and we look forward to a Happy New Year and 2012. Peace be with you. Yes, I recommend them Lutherans Online Singles Seeking.
Ted and Mary, June 2011
I don't think I would be this happy without Thrivent and this website.
I signed up in the "singles seeking" area after my divorce. Mary had received a message notifying her of my post. She is such a nice person, she emailed me to welcome me to LOL (Lutherans Online). I emailed back, and we began chatting via email. Before you knew it, we met at the Truck stop in Johnson Creek on a Friday when she was driving to Janesville to visit her son. It was a good first meeting, about an hour or so, and she was able to meet my two younger daughters. We had talked about the distance between us, as she lives in Wausau, and I live in Ixonia. The drive was long at first, but after a few trips, it goes by fast. I did find out that she thought my profile picture was awful, but I said it was good enough to attract her! So, after about sixteen months of dating, we were married at her church in Wausau! I couldn't be happier! My kids love her, and I love her! I don't think I would be this happy without Thrivent and this website!
Aaron and Elizabeth, April 2011
We want others to know that Lutherans Online works...
Dear Thrivent, I have wanted to write for some time just to say THANK YOU! I met a very special woman one year ago on your site and we were married in December of 2010. I am originally from a small rural town in MI and eventually I made the move to Rochester MN because of my wife's job with Mayo Clinic and her continued service in the United States Navy. When I first joined your site I was discouraged with the lack of feedback from others, but through time that changed and those who did respond were very delightful to correspond with. I met some very beautiful Christian people through the use of this site. For those like me who think that they would never relocate, I would suggest that you really pray for God's guidance with an open heart and mind and never say never, as God may have something new in His plans for you. I have not only gained a beautiful wife, but also a new daughter that my wife adopted several years ago on her own. After much prayer, I met that special person that God had chosen for me. We are both grateful and feel very blessed! We want others to know that Lutherans Online works, and that it's a great way to connect with that special person of the same faith you may be looking for. Sincerely, Aaron, Elizabeth & Natalia. 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
Jen and Chad, January 2011
Even though we lived 2 1/2 hours apart...
We both were looking for someone to just talk to. After chatting for a few weeks we decided to meet. Even though we lived 2 1/2 hours apart, we saw each other every week after that. After 8 months we became engaged and were married this past New Year's Eve. Our faith and the children have been the center of our relationship.
Jared and Kelly, December 2010
It was nice to find someone who shares the same beliefs...
My fiancee and I met on the Singles Seeking website. I did a search for someone close to my location, and there she was. Little was I to know that Kelly and I would be engaged. I drove the requisite 2-1/2 hours each way to meet her and we immediately hit it off. I was nice to find someone who shares the same beliefs and values Confessional Lutheranism. Our Wedding date is set for June 4, 2011.
Stephanie and Dave, July 2010
If you think there's a chance it'll work... TRY IT.
I began using Singles Seeking in the summer of 2007. After meeting up with someone I met on the website and having a fairly serious relationship with him despite the distance of an 8 hour drive, it turned out that we just weren't cut out for each other. I blamed some of that on the distance and figured I just wasn't cut out for long-distance relationships. However, I put my profile back up on Singles Seeking in the summer of 2009. Shortly thereafter, I got a message from Dave. I was extremely hesitant to respond to his message, mainly because he lives not just 8 hours away, but more like 12! There was no way I was willing to drive that far on a somewhat regular basis to spend time with him. So I waited a few weeks, thought about it, then went back and for some reason, I responded. The rest is history! He turned out to be quite the amazing (absolutely perfect) man who understood my feelings about long-distance, and has been doing the majority of the traveling ever since! This relationship has been so easy, and perfect, and we now have a wedding planned for the summer of 2010! I'm counting down the days until we'll never have to worry about distance again! My advice-if you think there's a chance it'll work... TRY IT. Despite the distance... because like in my case, distance doesn't matter when you have a man as amazing as mine! :)
Jacob and Christine, April 2010
I feel so blessed.
When people ask how I met my fiancee, Christine, I like to say, "She ordered me online!" (Since there's no more Walther League, how else are Lutherans supposed to meet?) I got the first email from Christine in October 2008. Within a couple weeks I asked for her phone number. We talked on the phone for about five or six weeks and I said, "If we keep this up, I'm going to have to meet you!" In January 2009, Christine flew out to Topeka, Kansas, where I was serving my vicarage. I was late picking her up at the airport, then drove right past her! But she is incredibly gracious, patient and has a great sense of humor! We began dating and within a few months - and a few flights half-way across the country - I told her "It is not a matter of if, but when, I'm going to ask you to marry me." (I said she could run away any time, too!) This wonderful woman agreed to marry me and follow this future pastor wherever God's call takes us. I feel so blessed. We'll be married in July 2010!
Jeff and Susan, January, 2010
Never give up; it will happen when and how you least expect it.
I happened to hear about Singles Seeking from a chance comment in a Christmas card in December 06. After trying other dating websites, I never thought online dating would work for me. But it was free to post a profile, so I figured I had nothing to lose. My fiancee did not join the site until a year later. His profile was e-mailed to me, and I decided to contact him. Even though we lived 40 miles apart at the time, we discovered that we had grown up within miles of each other and attended the same grade school and church for a while. After e-mailing every day for three months, we decided to meet in person. On my first tour of his town, he showed me the apartment complex where he used to live. About a year later, he helped me move into an apartment in that same complex, after I took a job in his town. This past fall, he surprised me with a ring, and we plan to marry in October 2010. After many years of praying and hoping to meet that special someone, I assumed it would never happen. Never give up; it will happen when and how you least expect it.
Mark and Julie, November 2009
I really enjoyed meeting all the nice Lutherans out there, while waiting to find my future wife.
Be careful when you put down the answer "willing to relocate", because when I put that down I thought of an hour or two drive. I found the girl of my dreams three time zones away and a five hour flight to the West coast. I sure didn't plan for that, but when I read her profile, I was so interested that I just had to write her. Our emails kept growing, We started talking every night on the phone, and about five months later, I just had to meet her in person. December 2008 we met for the first time. Many frequent flyer miles later we will be married in December 2009. It was evident, that God sure had His plans for us and that is the reason we met. He answered not only our prayers, but those of our friends and family.
Alan and Marie, August 2009
A match truly made by God
Success for Marie10 and Bearskinner! August 2008 Bearskinner posted his profile and discovered Marie10’s profile. After anguishing about whether to make the contact, he finally did so and Marie responded. Various system communications took place, e-mails, and eventually phone calls. A face to face meeting took place in late October 2008. Although our winter travels took us in different directions, we maintained communication. We met again in March 2009 and travelled back to Michigan in separate motor homes. A proposal was offered in June and we will be married Sept 12, 2009. This is a match truly made by God and we thank Thrivent for making it possible. God’s Blessings to All. Bearskinner (Alan) and Marie10 (Marie)
Jason and Pamela, August 2009
God has answered our prayers
God has answered our prayers. We met through single seeking in May 2009, engaged in August 2009, our wedding date is in January 2010.
Mindy and Joe, August 2009
Don't ever give up, you never know who may be waiting for you!
My husband Joe and I met at Singles Seeking August 2007. He had a profile for a while and I had my profile on for many years but then removed it for a year. I had lost my job in February of 2007 and after months of searching I had no success where I lived. After a long time of praying for a job and someone special, something told me in July of 2007 to try my profile again and give it another chance. Within 2 weeks I got an email from Joe. We got to know each through email for a while then we decided to meet. I was nervous to meet for the first time but we had a great time! We both had to drive, so we met somewhere in the middle for the both of us. Long story short, things went very well and in May 2008 we were married, and we celebrated our 1 year anniversary exactly 3 months ago today! We had a lot in common, but yet we have had different life experiences. My husband is definitely my best friend and I have truly blessed with a wonderful man. We both shared the same Lutheran background and I joined his church before we were married. I never imagined I would meet someone who I feel like is my other half. I cannot imagine my life without him! I believe God send us one soul mate who we belong with. Don't ever give up, you never know who may be waiting for you!
James & Rebekah, May 2009
I signed up on this site as a whim....
I signed up on this site as a whim. I was becoming discouraged by the lack of responses I was getting from emails that I sent out, so I decided to send out a last round of messages and then just forget about it. Well, I received one reply from a gal and we just started talking. Soon the emails were at least a page. Then we started talking on the phone. It was all down hill from there! Our wedding date is set for June 2009 and cannot wait! Thank you, Lord!
Dana & Paul, February 2009
I enjoyed feeling that I could "trust" this website.
The persons I corresponded with made me feel comfortable and it was wonderful not to have to make a monthly payment for this service. Thank you for providing this service!
Through much prayer and other frustrating attempts I put my profile onto Singles Seeking just before Christmas. It was wonderful to be able to communicate with other Christian gentlemen right from the start. Within 2 weeks I wrote to Paul for the first time--he wrote me back within a day or so and then our relationship just "took off"! I had not intended to pursue a relationship with a pastor, but God had other plans for me--!-- because I fell in love with one before I even met him--which I did on New Year's Eve Day for the first time! I found the man that God has chosen for me and I can't believe how wonderful and what a blessing Paul is even though we still live 1500 miles away yet! We will be getting married at your Heartwood Resort this upcoming Mother's Day as our courtship began through the Thrivent website---Paul's idea--how romantic! Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful way to meet good Christian men and women.
Amanda & Keith, February 2009
After a year of courtship, we are now engaged...
Back in November of 2007, Keith and I both posted profiles within 24 hours of one another, were in contact with one another within 24 hours after that, within a week were making arrangements to meet in person and after a year of courtship, we are now engaged and planning for a wedding later this year!
Matt & Shana, January 2009
We began emailing and after only about 6 weeks...
By God's guiding Shana and I signed up on Singles Seeking within a week of each other. We began by emailing and after only about 6 weeks exchanged phone numbers and addresses. After 5 months of emails and phone calls we met in person and the Lord has blessed each step of the way. Now 15 months after the first email we are newly engaged and plan to marry in the fall of 2009.
Debra, October 2008
First date, turned out to be a train wreck...
I met my fiance in July of 2007 through Singles Seeking. We exchanged emails for a few months, then decided to meet in person. Our next, and official first date, turned out to be a train wreck.... literally. I was on a train going to meet him and the train derailed. After a few week delay for me to recover, we did meet (this time I drove) and have been together ever since. We have now decided to marry in 2009.
Betty & John, October 2008
I had given up on online dating sites but...
I am having you delete my profile as through your message board and then the Thrivent singles seeking site I have met John and we will be married on Dec 27th. I had given up on online dating sites but after you email and then emailing each other that led to phone calls and meeting each other we have found that we have much in common and have truly fallen in love. Thank you so much for the oppertunity to meet someone to go to church with and take communion with.
Gene & Patricia, October 2008
I couldn't have been more pleased with the questions used...
Patricia told you her side of the story; here is my side. I, too, can have my name removed from the database, as she and I married 3 weeks ago. I couldn't have been more pleased with the questions used to prepare the profile, and the way Lutherans Online handled the initial communications. We just celebrated the 10-month anniversary of my posting a profile and her response two hours later, one of 6 that afternoon. I feel we were brought together in a very nice way. Our immediate families--siblings, children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews were at the wedding, and everything went as planned. We are very happy together, and looking forward to some years of being together. As an older man, I didn't see much point in delaying things, and she agreed. Having an online service that narrows the people included to those who share some important things in common really helps. Thanks, Thrivent. And thanks, Patricia. To all those who are amazed this has happened to us, I can only say: we are amazed also, and delighted to be amazed.
Patricia & Gene, August 2008
I found my match...
Please remove me from singles seeking singles. I found my match. We met via this website in January and are getting married next month. THANK YOU for blessing my life with this very special mate. I started interacting with Gene the first day he posted his profile. I appreciated the profile questions. It helped me decide if we might be compatible.
Donna, August 2008
That became the start of two really special romances...
My roommate first met my fiance on the message board from Single Seeking around October of 2006. Around February of 2007 I began emailing him. In April of 2007 we met in person. When talking to each other we found out we lived in the same apartment complex in St. Louis! What a coincidence!!! We saw each other off and on over the next several months and decided we really liked where things were headed. In September of 2007 I invited him and his brother to a Cardinals game with my roommate and I. That became the start of two really special romances between 4 people! In April of 2008 both guys asked us ladies to marry them!! Well, the conclusion of the story will take place in June of 2009 when we get married 13 days apart!!!
Chris & JJ, March 2008
I was bored one day and started a profile...
In August of 2005, I answered an email that changed my life and it all began because I was bored one day and started a profile on Singles Seeking. JJ emailed and we began to chat online and then by phone at least 2-3 times a day. Finally on Oct. 30, 2005 we met face to face and I knew that I had met the man I would some day marry. I fought the feelings for several months and then JJ did, but eventually, we got our act together and are getting married in June of this year. I would like to thank you for having a free way for singles to meet. And to think it was all because I was bored. I love sharing the story with others and letting them know the impact that Thrivent has had on my life. Especially since I have found myself a part of this wonderful company, now.
Jennifer & Gustav, March 2008
I nearly deleted, thinking it was spam...
On September 27, 2006, I got an email that I nearly deleted, thinking it was spam, then realized it was from Thrivent. I had no idea at the time that I had just received an email from the true love of my life! Within days of his emailing me, he deployed to Iraq, and we continued to write each other daily, and talk weekly when he was able to call. We finally met in person when he flew home nearly 10 months later for a 2-week break. By then we knew we were made for each other. He returned to Iraq for the remainder of his deployment; in December he came home to Kansas, and I flew out from New Hampshire. He proposed on January 1st, 2008! We will be getting married April 25, and are both so grateful to God and to Lutherans Online (and of course to his mom, who nagged him into joining, to hear him tell it!) for bringing us to each other from half a world apart.
Don & Stephanie, March 2008
Made the same dinners on Fridays...
Stephanie and i met on LOL singles in June of 03... 3,000 miles apart we e-mailed and talked by phone for 6 months... made the same dinners on Fridays and got the same movie from the rental place and had a 3000 mile "date" having dinner and a movie "together". She visited NJ- September 11, 2003 she asked me to meet her folks in Calif for Christmas 03... she proposed to me in baggage claim at SFO international... We got married twice, once at the Courthouse in Red Bluff CA in May 04... and at my church (re-affirming our vows) in NJ in August '04. then we moved to Oregon in July 05.. God is sooooo good! We're coming up on 5 years together; Thanks be to God and LOL.
Michelle & David, March 2008
I had given up on Lutherans Online...
I had given up on Lutherans Online and hadn't looked at it for almost a year when I received an email from David. Even though he was in Iowa and I was in Indiana--and he's originally from Papua New Guinea--we seemed to connect within a few messages. A couple of months later found me driving 8 hours through the snow to meet face to face, and within another 6 months we were engaged. We were married on February 4, 2006. It still amazes me how God brought us together from completely opposite sides of the planet.
Vince & Betsy, December 2007
If you perservere the Lord will bless...
Elizabeth and I had independently moved to the Twin Cities from Wisconsin within one month of each other, but did not meet until the Lord brought us together on Lutherans Online. Thanks to the website, we have dated for a year and are engaged to be married this May in Madison, WI. If you persevere the Lord will bless, and may the Lord bless you Thrivent. Many thanks.
Steve & Liz, November 2007
Discovered that our friendship easily bloomed into...
Liz and I started emailing each other back in June of 2006. Over the course of more than a year, we became good friends, sharing our deepest thoughts, hopes, wishes and dreams. I found I had a love for her that grew into a curiosity about what might happen were we ever to meet. Back at the end of September we finally met and discovered that our friendship easily blossomed into a rich affection. We are currently engaged to be married on December 9th, 2007. Thank you Jesus! And thank you, Thrivent!
Steve and I started writing to each other in June, 2006. Fifteen months later, having built a solid friendship, we agreed to meet. We're engaged to be married in December, 2007. We're delighted with your site and God's use of it to bring us together. Thank you so much!
Steve & Lori, July 2007
We talked online and via phone...
The Lord has blessed me with a truly wonderful wife! I met my wife, Lori, on Lutherans Online last June (2006). We talked online and via phone throughout the summer and met for the first time in October. I asked her to marry me on New Years Eve and we were married on June 23rd. I am blessed to be able to walk together with her for the rest of our life.
Sarah, May 2007
I am happier than I could ever believe...
I have to send a huge thank you to God and the work he has done through the Singles Seeking Service. My now husband found my profile on here in June 2006 and we met in person 1 week later, were engaged, 6 months later, and married 5 months after that. I am happier than I could ever believe. Thank you for creating this website to help all of the single Lutherans out there find the person God intended for them to share life with.
Bruce, May 2007
We just celebrated our third wedding anniversary...
I wasn't looking for a long-distance relationship (but Waukesha WI is only 650 miles from Knoxville TN) but a few weeks after I got into this site I received a message from a sassy lady who said, "Write back, if you want to." We wrote back and forth and met at her church in Knoxville several weeks later. About ten months later we were engaged and we just celebrated our third wedding anniversary. The Lord has given me a good Christian woman this time and I love her dearly. Frances is indeed a blessing to me. Best wishes to Christine and Weldon as they approach their fourth anniversay as well.
Jennifer, February 2007
My prince came into my life last May...
After watching 2 good friends marry their wonderful men - I had to ask "How did you meet?" They both said Lutherans Online. I, somewhat reluctantly, decided to try it. So glad I did! My prince came into my life last May and now we are planning our wedding for this June. God certainly works in mysterious ways!!
Dale & Joy, January 2007
Although she was 450 miles away...
I met my wife, Joy, through Singles Seeking in 2001. I posted an ad and she answered and although she was 450 miles away, we began email and telephone "dating." This started Labor Day and by Thanksgiving we were married. The five years that we have spent together have been great and with the Lord's blessing we will have many more years together. Thank you Lutherans Online!