These two met on Facebook, yes Facebook. And they are seriously one of the most in-love, happy-go-lucky couples I've ever met. They are simply gorgeous together, both inside and out. At first glance, they could easily pass for a model couple from a magazine shoot, but I can assure you that these two are the REAL DEAL! I strongly believe in them as a union and can't wait to attend their upcoming nuptials in November! Enjoy Kyle and Karley's take on love and marriage below :-)
What first attracted you to your mate and what sustains the attraction today?
[Kyle]: I thought she was attractive from a physical standpoint. What sustains that attraction is knowing there’s so much more to Karley than the good looks. Her values, the way she carries herself, what’s important to her. She encompasses everything that I’d want in a mate to spend the rest of my life with.
[Karley]: Kyle and I actually met on Facebook (I know, I know how crazy!?) and given that, what initially attracted me to Kyle was his personality. Kyle was incredibly charming and really had a way with words. Though I played hard to get, I was pretty intrigued by Kyle from the first few Facebook messages he sent me. He was smart & witty and took a genuine interest in me as a person. Early on, we’d stay up talking for hours, almost as if we’d known each other forever. What sustains my attraction to Kyle is certainly his good looks, though more importantly his passion for life, his daily drive to be the best that he can be which includes developing a closer relationship with God, and the way in which he cares for his family and friends.
What does marriage mean to you?
[Kyle] : To me, marriage is a bond that cannot be broken and a love that’s to be sustained for a lifetime and beyond. Marriage is one of the ultimate commitments people can make in life and it’s up to you as an individual to fulfill your duties in that partnership.
[Karley]: Marriage to me is agreeing to a sacred covenant between God and my partner. Within that covenant, marriage is responsibility, love, partnership, sacrifice, commitment, and giving 100% no matter what. As someone who is about to tie the knot, I know that marriage will not be easy. Marriage will require real work and dedication every single day—to me marriage is a journey, not a destination.
Why do you think marriage has such a negative connotation today? Why do you think there is an obsession with failed relationships?
[Kyle]: Because I don’t think there’s enough positive energy around strong and healthy marriages. There are so many statistics about how often marriages fail, but not how often they succeed. Society doesn’t give marriage a fair chance. People are more worried about when a couple is going to get divorced as opposed to how long their marriage will last.
People think marriage is completely giving up who you are to fit into someone else’s life and that’s not in my opinion what God intended marriage to be.
[Karley]: As Kyle mentioned, we don’t often see enough representations of strong marriages in the media. A lifestyle of commitment and true partnership is not at the center of most relationships on popular TV shows, movies, or songs on the radio. We are infatuated with scandals, with hearing about couples failing, nearly desensitizing us to what marriage is truly about. I also think there’s somewhat of a stigma about losing your sense of independence or identity by getting married. People think marriage is completely giving up who you are to fit into someone else’s life and that’s not in my opinion what God intended marriage to be.
Who says young couples can't be wise, faithful, mature and good-looking?! Kudos to Kyle and Karley. Your positive attitude and commitment to making it work are inspiring.
Until next time....