Second Chances & Trust


Second chances and trust are a part of the life of grace and that was what Jim & Stephanie found on Catholic Match. His first marriage had ended in divorce and annulment, and he came to CM ready to find his true soulmate. Stephanie was never married, but wanted to know that whomever she married was someone with a faith she could trust.

It was a simple random search that started the whole process. In poring through the seemingly countless profiles that come up, Stephanie noticed Jim’s. It wasn’t any one specific thing that stood up, but the overall composite seemed to point out a person she would want to know better. She initiated the contact and let things take their course.

Things developed slowly, but at a steady and consistent pace. They soon switched to sending private e-mails and over a couple months stuck to cyber correspondence. Eventually that upgraded to phone calls and to face-to-face debts. Stephanie particularly loved going out to Italian restaraunts with her new love.

But it wouldn’t be an Italian place where the courtship found its fulfillment. This past February 13, they were at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, when Jim proposed marriage. It was done in a fashion truly romantic and truly low-key. “I don’t think anyone noticed”, she giggled.

Second chances and trust had paid off. “I knew he wasn’t the one at fault for what happened in his first marriage, Stephanie said. “And for me, learning you can trust the Catholic Match site, that was very important to me.”

In October 2010, Stephanie and Jim will be married and ready to move forward with a new season of their lives.



  1. Benecia-578107 May 30, 2010 Reply

    I've been to few dating sites. I see & wait if the right one will come . My wishes to both of you.God Bless to your coming wedding.

  2. Susan-430226 May 21, 2010 Reply

    Congrats to Steph & Jim… and thanks for sharing your enlightment exprience.

  3. Tammy-397262 May 19, 2010 Reply

    You two deserved to be happy. God bless 🙂

  4. Barbara-574515 May 8, 2010 Reply

    Very happy for Stephanie and Jim.

  5. Carlos-167015 May 2, 2010 Reply

    now that really inspires me! Many blessings and a toast to Stephanie and Jim! :0)

  6. Alphonso-348872 April 25, 2010 Reply

    May God be with you and bless both of you. Please pray for me to get a wonderful person here.

  7. Ping-488604 April 17, 2010 Reply

    Congratulation !! Your story live up the 'hope' !

  8. Marilyn-550401 April 15, 2010 Reply

    Wish to find my soul mate in this site also..hehehehehe!

  9. Marilyn-550401 April 15, 2010 Reply

    Best of luck for both of you!!!!

  10. Jennifer-492570 April 14, 2010 Reply

    God's plan for both of you is perfect. 🙂 May God pour upon you and abundant blessings. 🙂

  11. Patricia-562550 April 12, 2010 Reply

    God, Love, Faith, & Forgiveness!
    What a great recipe for~MARRIAGE~

  12. Sarah-515222 April 9, 2010 Reply sweet! Many blessings !

  13. Patricia-523905 April 8, 2010 Reply

    Wonderful story! That is what I am looking for too!

  14. Clara-527848 April 1, 2010 Reply

    With God, all things are possible! What a nice story! God bless you both!

  15. Dee-470217 April 1, 2010 Reply

    Best of luck to you both!

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