The First Love series takes a look at how different individuals in The Voice community keep Christ the first love of their lives. Meet: Anna Bush and Noah Wilson, who have been dating for four and a half years.
Placing Jesus at the center of our relationship means these two things:
( Anna) “Jesus is so relevant in our relationship. Throughout our relationship we have both taken on more roles and ministry and started serving at Faith in different avenues. We “do our relationship” here, at Mainstream (if that makes sense). Serving God and serving Mainstream is a huge part of our identity as a couple. We’ve all seen couples start dating and stop coming to church. Eventually they kind of disappear, which is sad. Noah and I never feel like spending time at church or even hanging out with our friends from church takes away from our “romantic relationship,” it only adds to it. We absolutely LOVE when events come along and we get to sort of do ministry together, like at this past Tidal Wave. Noah was playing on the worship team and I was running lights all week. We barely saw each other (other than in passing), but it didn’t feel like that. It’s just fun to love God and love your church with that special person you love.”
2. (Noah) “Staying pure in our relationship (saving ourselves for marriage) is a big way we keep Jesus at the center of our relationship. We love each other and don’t want to hurt each other or our relationship by getting into sin. Plus, life is good when God’s favor and blessing is on your life, and we don’t want to lose that. There is just too much at stake to let anything into our relationship that shouldn’t be there. It’s really not hard stay pure when you just don’t give yourselves opportunities to slip. For example, we never go to each other’s houses when nobody else is home. We don’t leave it up to our “will power” or strength as individuals. It also helps that we hang out with other people a lot. Of course we go on dates, but we don’t have to hang out alone, one-on-one, every single night. We still have tons of fun together as a couple when we hang out with other people too.
Anna Bush and Noah Wilson