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7 Stories of Unexpected True Love

Are some couples just meant to be? This Valentine’s Day get inspired by these unlikely real-life love stories about people brought together by chance, fate—and even dreams!
Couple in silhouette on the beach in their true love story
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Does God have the perfect person picked out for each of us? Often it feel like that’s not the case. Let your spirit be lifted by these incredible true love stories of couples who found each other in unexpected ways. Read them on Valentine’s Day, or any day of the year! Each of them is a reminder that God has a plan for us all, even in love.

A bride and groom smiling at the camera telling their true love story

True Love in a Dream

Kristen Grigsby had just drifted off to sleep when a face appeared before her. Handsome, with tan skin, dark hair, bushy eyebrows, light blue eyes and a kind smile. She woke with a start. Why am I dreaming about Kyle? she thought. I don’t even know him. Kristen had seen Kyle only once, briefly, a few weeks before when she was visiting her friend’s business. Kyle was also there visiting his girlfriend. Kristen thought nothing of it. He was in a relationship. Dating was the furthest thing from her mind. So why was she dreaming about an unavailable guy she’d seen in passing? Find out what Kristen’s dream meant and how another dream brought her and Kyle together.  

Illustration of a green house from a true love story

The Story of the Green House

John Brown first noticed the house in the summer of 1958. It was on East Sixteenth Street in the suburb of San Diego where he lived. A new through street had been completed that spring, and John now passed by the house occasionally on his way home. The house was unremarkable. Pale green and on the north side of the street. A compact, one-story home, no different from the others on the block. So why couldn’t he keep his eyes off it when he passed by? John felt drawn to it. Learn why this ordinary green house had a special meaning for John.  

Smiling woman in the woods tells her true love story

Finding Mr. Right

Katherine Hutchinson Hayes held up her bare finger, the one that had once boasted a gorgeous diamond ring. Divorced. For the second time. Katherine was a woman of accomplishment, a school principal. Mother to two beautiful girls. Yet she was a magnet for men who were not what they seemed. Why couldn’t she get marriage right? Were true love stories even real? See how a simple message sent to Katherine’s spirit brought her to Mr. Right.

Illustration of a nametag that reads "hello my name is bill" from a true love story

Bill, Her True Love

“Woman seeking man named Bill.” Barbara Wilson stared at her words in print. Her personal ad in the classifieds section of the morning newspaper, complete with a P.O. box address so potential suitors could send her letters. After praying to God for help finding love, Barbara had received a clear answer, whispered to her heart: The man you’re looking for is named Bill. She hoped the personal ad would help her find true love. But when Barbara meets a man named Don who is everything she was looking for, she wonders if she got the message wrong. Learn the true meaning behind Barbara’s message from above.  

A smiling couple hugs each other in their true love story

Life’s Detours

In high school, Marci Seither spent her summers in the foothills of the Sierras with her grandmother. That’s how she met John. Sitting by the campfire, strumming their guitars, John made Marci laugh. Made her feel special. He was three years older than her and just weeks away from joining the Marines. Before he left, he gave Marci his address and hugged her so close she could feel both their hearts beating. “Someday I will come back for you,” he whispered. Marci wrote to John, but he never wrote back. Years passed and soon Marci was engaged to another man. Perhaps she and John weren’t meant to be after all. Would life’s detours keep Marci and John apart forever?

Illustration of legs square dancing in a story of true love

A Sign of True Love

The typical dating scene wasn’t for Sara Etgen-Baker. She hated going to bars and trying to meet people. Really, she hated dating. The way things were going, she was headed for a life alone with only a cat for company. The only thing scarier than that image was the idea of being trapped in a marriage with the wrong person. Her grandma told her to keep an eye out for a miracle to lead her to the right place.

So when Sara drove home from work one day and felt an inexplicable but overwhelming urge to take a different route, she was extra receptive to it. She went with it, turning right instead of left at the next intersection. She wove her way along unfamiliar backroads, enjoying the change of scenery. Then, out of the corner of her eye, she saw it—a sign-corner board in front of a recreation center. It read: “Tired of the singles bar scene? Try singles square dancing. Inquire within.” Could this unexpected sign be the actual sign Sara needed to find love?

 

Crystal and Remy. Photo credit: Mary Ann Carter

A Strong Connection

“Are you still planning to meet me in person?” Crystal Dawn stared at the words on her phone. They were from Remy Meyer, a guy she’d been messaging on a dating app for the past two weeks. Remy was from California but had recently moved to Indiana, where Crystal lived.

Crystal felt a strong connection to Remy. He was in recovery from years of drug addiction, as she was. He wanted to find a job and settle down. At least that’s what he said. Crystal trusted no one, especially herself. Would this be like those true love stories, or another big mistake?  See how Crystal and Remy’s relationship changed both of their lives in ways they never imaged. 

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