FTR - I don't believe anyone has attacked the OPs religious beliefs. In fact, many said they understand the devotion to God, but to take a step back and realize that if God has made them to be a pair, they will be just as much of a pair in their 20s as they are now.
I met "the love of my life" when I was in my early teens and he was older (5 years) than me. I had a crush on him for YEARS, and we grew as friends. I had a boyfriend break up with me and bail on me 3 days before my Junior prom (for which I'd paid over $100 for tickets for). This friend came to my rescue, finding a tux last minute, working all day Saturday, driving 3 hours to meet me, went to prom with me, stayed up all night at post-prom activities, then drove 3 hours back, worked all day Sunday, and then drove 7+ hours back home on almost no sleep. I'd never met someone who would go out of their way like that for me.The summer between my junior and senior year, we went on our first official date and made things "official" several weeks later. Everyone we knew approved, despite the age difference, and we were told regularly how "meant to be" we were. And we thought so too. I "knew" he was the man I was going to marry. I graduated HS and before going to college, this BF bought me a 1K diamond promise ring - a sign that we'd be getting married.You know what? We broke up the 2nd semester of my freshman year. I realized how co-dependent our relationship was, how unhealthy things were, how obsessive and controlling he was, and I cut things off. It was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do and to this day, it still makes me sad to think about how it all happened and the look on his face and the pain in his voice. 5 years later, I'm engaged to my wonderful FI and wouldn't have it any other way.