Megan Struck Gold With Her Second Try On CatholicMatch


It was several years ago that Megan first joined CatholicMatch. The 29-year-old from Phoenix went on a date, but then re-evaluated her plans. “I didn’t think I was as ready as I thought for a relationship,” she admitted.

She spent two years doing a mix of growing in her faith with some occasional dates and then decided to return. “I was really read this time for a relationship with someone who was Catholic, on the same page with me on religion and get married.”

Shortly after Megan returned to CatholicMatch, 28-year-old Justin joined the site. He went out on one date, but the chemistry wasn’t there. One night Megan was on CatholicMatch, with her mother observing. Mom saw Justin’s picture as one who’d sent Megan an emotigram. “She said he was cute and I should respond back,” Megan recalled. “So I did.”

Indeed, mother knew best.

Justin immediately returned communication and that began a three-week run of online correspondence and set the stage for a first date to go hiking. “It was a great hike,” Megan told CatholicMatch. “I felt this great attraction and desire to want to see him again soon!”

Justin & Megan built their marriage on the foundation of a shared faith and shared desire for a family.

Opportunity presented itself in the form of some free tickets to an Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game, given to Megan by a friend. “Knowing Justin was a huge baseball fan and that I really wanted to see him again, I asked him to go,” she said. “He, very enthusiastically, said yes.”

Megan and Justin both agreed that their day at the baseball game was when they both felt like something special was in the works. In the coming months they would find out how they were on the same page with their Catholic faith, and their desire to marry and have children. It was the missing element that Megan had been looking for all along and she gladly accepted his eventual marriage proposal.

They were married this past June 29. Justin works as an instructional developer, while Megan works in retail sales. The common bond they share on the things that matter most have given them a great head start in building a happy life together.



  1. Alan-932661 November 27, 2015 Reply

    Congrats to both of you! May you both have everlasting happiness together!

  2. Danielle-826169 August 25, 2012 Reply

    Peace be with you.

  3. Mary-668515 August 19, 2012 Reply

    May God repeat this for all and everyone Amen

  4. Tara-539245 August 15, 2012 Reply

    Blessings to you both! What a cute couple! Megan, your dress is beautiful!

  5. Diezza-862469 August 15, 2012 Reply

    You two are one of the best couples! Happy married life Megan and Justin!

  6. Mercy-794463 August 15, 2012 Reply

    Congratulations! Beautiful story!
    May the good Lord bless to you both abundantly!!

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