She says, "I asked myself, 'Will I be willing to submit even if his leadership is not as mature as I would like?
'" Leah also worried she might not always be able to meet Travis' physical needs and wondered if he might one day regret marrying an "old woman" who couldn't keep up with all of his activities.
Even some 30-something guys I knew didn't seem ready.
But as I observed how he interacted with people at church and did his job, my fears were alleviated.
At one point, he even confided that it had been his dream to have a wife and family since he was a young teen.
I realized that Kevin was an "old soul," and we were ready for the same things.
"My dad always loved sports, but he was not physically able to engage with me in sports," he says. If you hit it off because you both love rock climbing, consider if that's something that will be part of your relationship for years to come." 3. Another concern Leah had was whether she could submit to Travis as a spiritual leader.
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.
"After we prayed, Travis took up the courage and said those exact words! "That's what I had been waiting for." Although many of the questions I receive are from women who are considering whether or not to date a younger man, many of the same principles apply to the decision-making process regardless of who's older.
(For the sake of this article, we'll define an age difference as five years or more.) Here are four things to consider: 1. Leah says one of her biggest concerns when considering a man 10 years younger was whether he had the maturity to understand her needs and take care of her.