God’s Timing Trumps: A First-Day Emotigram That Worked


Lauren wasn’t an enthusiast for online dating. When she was going to college, it seemed to her like an act of desperation. But the difficulties of meeting people once she started on her career path opened her up to the idea. And she got a good recommendation from a college friend. “Since she didn’t match the ‘desperate’ stereotype I had in mind, I began to consider it.”

This past June she joined CatholicMatch and returned to her childhood home of Indiana. But her old friend had moved on and getting re-settled was a difficult task. Lauren was also hoping to work in the Catholic Church, and was realistic about the prospects for social connections.

“Let’s face it,” she said, “Catholic churches aren’t exactly brimming with single young adults.”

It only took one day for CatholicMatch to start working for Lauren. She got an emotigram from Aaron. After a week of messages and calls, they decided to get together. The timing was truly providential—Aaron hadn’t given up on the site, and with his subscription just a few days from expiration, Lauren didn’t waste time once she found him. Since that first date, they’ve been together ever since.

Finding Aaron has just been one way that God has pulled Lauren’s life together into Indiana. She soon got her dream job as a parish music director. Aaron then bought a home in the same town in which her church was.

“I feel so blessed to have Aaron in my life,” Lauren told CatholicMatch. “He is everything I have ever hoped for, and more. In him I have found a loving and loyal companion, as well as a best friend. I feel that in Aaron I have finally found someone who shares my faith, my commitment to family, and my dreams for the future.”

Whatever the future holds for Aaron and Lauren, it is surely a bright one. While CatholicMatch was able to play a small role, God’s providence and the cooperation of a faith-filled man and woman are the biggest components of any success.



  1. Emanuela-15984 June 7, 2011 Reply

    An emotigram can definitely be typed be the Holy Spirit’s finger….

  2. Gege-703352 May 16, 2011 Reply

    God bless you!

  3. Anonymous May 14, 2011 Reply

    I hope you A. & L. have a life long adventure together and those who are about to rock, we salute you.

  4. Alicia-481430 May 12, 2011 Reply

    You two are adorable!

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  6. Craig-388270 May 10, 2011 Reply

    Rock and Roll 🙂

  7. Liza-523080 May 7, 2011 Reply

    Inspiring story……just proved that anything is possible to God……..and hope to find mine in HIs time. May the Almighty God lead you both to the altar……..Good Luck!!!!!!

  8. Jewel-718684 May 5, 2011 Reply

    God’s timing is really perfect. i am filled with hope that my time will also come. more blessings for Lauren and Aaron.

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