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We found love through the Lord
Meet Mark and Christina Betson – who have God to thank for their marriage.
The couple got together after meeting on a Christian dating website and said that if it was not for the man upstairs they would still be single.
Speaking to The Argus, Mr Betson described how, both their prayers had been answered.
Catholic Mrs Betson met Church of England vicar Mr Betson during her first week of using the website last year.
He was the first man she went out with while on a week’s free trial, while he had been using the website for six months.
Mr Betson said he was about to quit the website but decided to go on one last date – and he is glad he did.
Now the couple are happily married and spend their time together at their home in Upper Beeding, near Horsham.
Mr Betson, 35, the parish priest for Upper Beeding, explained how he logged onto Christian Connection – the dating website – with the hope of finding a partner.
He said: “In a rural parish there are not many people my own age and not many single ones.
“Also my job is very full on.
“I had been on other dating websites but they seemed a bit more superficial.
“I had met other women on Christian Connection and while they were really lovely, we just did not click.
“But when I met Christina I knew she was the one.
“We had the same sense of humour and openness.”
The couple’s first date was a walk along a river and then tea and cake.
From there, they carried on seeing each other and just six months later were engaged.
Mr Betson said: “We have God to thank for us meeting.”
Primary school worker Mrs Betson, 34, agreed, adding: “I did pray before going online and it happened in such a perfect way for me.
“I now thank Him daily for bringing us together.”
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