Here’s a little background on The Dillon’s:
My husband Aaron & I met when we were freshmen in high school. We were high school sweethearts. We started dating our senior year, fell in love and the rest is history. Yeah right! I wish it was that simple! We definitely don't have the typical love story.
Shortly after graduating high school, we got pregnant. We were both 19 years old and we got married in December of 2006. To this day, Aaron and I agree that that was the best decision we ever made! Being so young when we got married, we had to grow up together. Not only were we growing up but we were raising a beautiful little girl. We faced many struggles from just learning how to be husband and wife to learning how to be responsible parents. When we got married neither of us were saved. We said we loved Jesus but our actions showed something very different. The first 3 years of our marriage was pretty tough. We were still trying to do things our own way. When we gave our lives to God something incredible happened. He changed our hearts. We thought we loved each other but God showed us how to really love each other. We began to study His Word and in turn fell deeper in love with each other. God started to open doors for our family and we both discovered our purposes. After almost 9 years of marriage, there is so much I want to share but this would be a novel if I did lol! I'll end with I thank God we gave our lives to Him the moment we did! He has completely changed our lives!
What does marriage mean to you?
Marriage to us means unconditional love. In today’s day and age I don’t think people really understand what this means or entails. Unconditional love means that whatever you are going through, whatever emotions you are feeling for that day, you still love and respect your spouse with everything you have. I often reference 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. That scripture describes what unconditional love does and does not do.
What impact will you & your spouse make in the world?
We want the world to know that with God your marriage will reach levels you never even dreamed of. We were once told that we wouldn’t make it because we were too young and what we had wasn’t real. But God! We want to show the world how God can heal two incredibly young and broken individuals and restore them and their marriage. God can do all things and we want our testimony to really show that. Our dreams are to one day travel the world and encourage young and old that marriage is worth it! It’s worth the fight!
How do you make it work?
We make it work by being intentional about our love for God, for each other and for our marriage as a whole. We wake up every day together and we pray and speak life over each other regardless of if we feel like it or not. We learned that this was the only way our marriage would truly work. It is not always easy but we have to control our emotions and they are never to control us. So we encourage all married couples that no matter what if feels like, always be intentional about speaking life over your spouse and your marriage. That is how you will survive!
I love this story for all of its realness, positivity, and the (much needed) reminder that Faith in a relationship works wonders!
Until next time...