She says, "I asked myself, 'Will I be willing to submit even if his leadership is not as mature as I would like?
She and Paul married anyway, and over time the difference in maturity dissipated. While I don't think it's important to adhere to an arbitrary formula when considering age in a potential relationship (interestingly, when I met Kevin our age difference was exactly this ratio), I think it can be a good rule of thumb to help you consider if your relationship is appropriate.
(A 37 year old dating a 25 year old is different from a 30 year old dating an 18 year old.) I often tell people that Kevin and I met at the perfect time.
Before I began dating Kevin, a woman I worked with in children's ministry frequently asked me about him, seeing potential from the start. " "Ah," she said lightly, waving her hand, "My husband's four years older, but he acts younger.
Age is just a number." As Kevin and I broached some tough topics in conversation (at the advice of wise counsel), something occurred to me.
He had graduated from college two months earlier, so we were both in the workforce fulltime.