Dating a woman four years older

" While it's fairly common for a woman to marry an older man, the reverse isn't as much of a social norm. Travis and Leah, who have been married close to 20 years, met while attending the same six-week missions organization training.

"Telling our story never gets old," Leah says, smiling.

I realized that Kevin was an "old soul," and we were ready for the same things.

"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!

And while we could exercise wisdom in thinking through some of the unique challenges we might face, we could also trust Him with the details. He explains that during his years at a Bible college, he gave his desire for a spouse over to the Lord and asked Him to determine who his wife would be.

After God prompted Travis to say the exact words Leah had been praying for, the answer seemed obvious.

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