"God brought us together, and once we knew that, the other factors didn't really even matter. The couple still serves together in ministry and has two teenage sons.When Kevin learned I was eight years older than him — by seeing pictures of my 30th birthday party on Facebook — first he didn’t believe it (bless him!
I don't know why this one year made such a difference to me.If you're considering getting serious with someone significantly older or younger than yourself, these are important things to discuss.How will you address potential challenges, such as being on different biological timetables, one of you ending up a caretaker, the timing of children, or dealing with gaps in maturity?At one point, he even confided that it had been his dream to have a wife and family since he was a young teen.I realized that Kevin was an "old soul," and we were ready for the same things."After we prayed, Travis took up the courage and said those exact words! "That's what I had been waiting for." Although many of the questions I receive are from women who are considering whether or not to date a younger man, many of the same principles apply to the decision-making process regardless of who's older.