Andrew McChesney

News Editor – Adventist Review

My FriChik-loving Future Wife

Curious Russians greeted me with a flood of questions when I showed up at church several years ago.

“What’s your name?”

“Where are you from?”

“How old are you?”

When I told them I was 33, they said, “Oh, that’s the age Jesus was when He died.”

A feeling of remorse would sweep over me, because Jesus had saved the world in 33 years, but I had done nothing in my 33.

The questions continued: “Are you married?”

When I answered no, they asked, “How is that possible? You’re 33!”

In Russia it is a grave sin, not just among Adventists, to reach 25 without tying the knot.

“It’s actually good …

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