Simplicity In Love


Both Richard and Adrienne were in the Bible Belt, with relatively fewer Catholics to choose from in finding a community or a spouse. Richard signed up for CM while stationed in Fort Rucker, AL where he was serving the United States Army. Adrienne had attended the devoutly Catholic college, Christendom, but after moving back to Texas to teach Catholic high school, she became aware of few of her brethren in the Faith were around. After prayer and reflection, she too signed up for Catholic Match.

Richard caught Adrienne’s attention with a simple emotigram, short and sweet and they made arrangements to chat. Now if either one was the type to give up after hitting an initial obstacle, this relationship wouldn’t have started. The chat function was hitting some bugs that evening. While CM’s crack technical staff straightened them out, Richard and Adrienne were both unaware. They both thought that each one had decided they were “above” chatting with the other. Their communications briefly ceased, until Richard reconnected with her and the misunderstanding was straightened out. “It’s something we definitely laugh about today”, Adrienne recalled.

They were soon getting together for dinner, and Richard impressed Adrienne with his gentlemanly nature, opening car doors for her, pulling out her chair and keeping her laughing all evening. It was the start of a time of getting to know each other. Richard had moved back home to Texas after his time at Fort Rucker was complete, and they were able to get to know each other’s families. What impressed Adrienne most of all was the faith Richard clearly exuded. “He has such a simple faith”, she said lovingly. It was that simple faith that convinced Adrienne she had found the one.

In July of 2008, they flew out to Virginia for a friend’s wedding. While visiting, Richard took Adrienne to the chapel at Christendom College and asked her to be his wife. Adrienne accepted. On February 21st, 2009, the couple was united in Holy Matrimony and their first child arrived in November.

It was not only a happy ending, but an ironic one as well. Adrienne used to vow that she would never get online. She’d had the conversation with her college roommates. Unbeknownst to her, one of them was online, and Adrienne declared such venues to be the province of the truly desperate. She apologized profusely to her friend when she found out. All was forgiven, and its one more thing Adrienne and her old roommates have to laugh about today. For she’s happily married with a new baby and a long way from desperation. “We love Catholic Match and recommend it to all our friends”, she said enthusiastically.

The young couple is not without challenges, and Catholic Match asks the prayers of the community for Richard, who just shipped out to Haiti to do a six-month tour helping the devastated people of that poor country. Please include him in your prayers, as well as Adrienne, who will be on the homefront caring for their newborn. She is blessed to have family close by to lean on, and we are all blessed by the commitment of military families each and every day.



  1. Liza-565242 April 5, 2010 Reply

    Beautiful story. I wish the two of you the best, while he's in Haiti.

  2. Ivone-508408 March 31, 2010 Reply

    good story…

  3. Beth-209805 March 27, 2010 Reply

    A very beautiful story! Thanks for sharing it!

  4. Angela-559424 March 25, 2010 Reply


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  6. Cheryl-551628 March 16, 2010 Reply

    A wonderful story and with your continued faith all will follow exactly as God has planned. God Bless You Always.

  7. Leah-262782 March 15, 2010 Reply

    i think the uniform is just a plus.

  8. Carlos-167015 March 13, 2010 Reply

    so nobody has made a comment on the uniform. Shame on you Im telling you its the uniform lol jk

  9. Diana-555010 March 12, 2010 Reply

    Beautiful story may God bless their family and bring Richard back home safely, my prayers are with both of you.

  10. Lillian-546692 March 1, 2010 Reply

    i like to hear love stories this one is so wonderful. May God bless them and protect Richard in Haiti.

  11. Theresa-550031 February 25, 2010 Reply

    I love the article I will be praying for you. I too had vowed never to be on line but I found out that there is a cathoilc community am so excited and I would like to make friends and be a member of the community PRAY 4 ME TOO

  12. Bridgette-300059 February 24, 2010 Reply

    Wonderful story! I'll be praying for you both! =)

  13. Mike-189484 February 22, 2010 Reply

    Great story, lovely photo too…..

  14. Anthony-547349 February 21, 2010 Reply

    Beautiful story! God Bless you both! especially Richard — God Speed —- come home safe brother….

  15. Maclean-483042 February 20, 2010 Reply

    Congratulations! wishing you both all the best and God's blessing – beautiful story

  16. Daniel-66493 February 16, 2010 Reply

    God bless this good mariage! Come home safe Richard, our prayers go with you!

  17. Cynthia-386169 February 9, 2010 Reply

    Nice. I wish you both happiness throughout your lifetime.

  18. Adriane-542133 February 6, 2010 Reply

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you!

  19. Stacie-1962 February 6, 2010 Reply

    Absolutely delightful success story. Congratulations!

  20. Jeanne-445476 February 5, 2010 Reply

    Wonderful story..God bless both of U..

  21. Grace-39317 February 4, 2010 Reply

    Congratulations to both of you ;D

  22. Carlos-167015 February 3, 2010 Reply

    nice. Women love military uniforms 😉 haha. Thats the real reason lol jk

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