They say, when you know you know, and for Ashley and Christopher, it’s always been a no brainer. They’ve been in love for two and a half years and have had no problems, that is, until now. Most people fight with each other when they’re in a relationship, but these two love birds were forced into a different battle that no couple should have to deal with.
If you were to spend time with the cute couple, you’d think you were on the set of a Nicholas Sparks novel. She is quick to call herself “the luckiest girl in the world” and their love comes from a deep friendship. One of their greatest similarities is their sense of humor, so when Ashley happened to catch a bouquet at a wedding, the two saw an opportunity to have some fun.
The photo ended up going viral on Reddit and the comments took a turn for the worst.
Thousands have made fun of her boyfriend, saying things like:
“Is her boyfriend somewhere behind the fat … gentleman?”
“That fatty should be jumping up and down that this girl is even with him let alone him possibly getting that much closer to marrying her.”
“Ya she looks way outta his league”
Amongst other comments that are too vicious to even repeat.
Most people would get defensive; not these two. They took this opportunity to talk about Jesus. Her response not only proved her love for Christopher is real, but so is her love for Jesus.
She responded with:
“If you have seen the comments on our photo that went viral, they are pretty shallow and rude. I would advise you not to look at them. It surprises me how many people are so quick to judge when they don’t even know you.
Well let me just tell you, I won the jackpot with Christopher. He may not have rock hard abs like the world tells girls to want in a guy, but really, why does that even matter when you are trying to really find someone you want to spend the rest of your life with?
He is so thoughtful and patient. He always shows me how he loves me in little ways. He is my best friend. I love him for who he is and he loves me for who I am. Understanding, loving and hilarious, which is so rare to find these days!!
Since I was young, (like many other little girls) I dreamed about who I would end up with. Once I gave my life to Christ and saw examples of godly marriages and relationships, I wanted that. God saw the desires of my heart and gave me Christopher. He brings me closer to God through prayer, and his love. I know God will use us both for awesome things because we make a great team!
So, as for us and those rude comments, we know the truth and we will block out the haters. Enjoy our picture though. LOL.”
While teenagers are desperately trying to look for their Kim Kardashian or their Channing Tatum, Ashley is searching for other qualities and her love proves she’s found them in Christopher.
Their response is getting national attention, but there’s one thing the media keeps leaving out that this couple wants to make known:
They’d like to wait until after college to get married but it’s obvious their relationship now is a testament to God’s love. Praise God for people like Ashley and Christopher who stand on the Gospel in adversity and prove that His love always wins!