When your wedding night is your first time

The problem on their wedding night definitely wasn’t a lack of chemistry. When they both started volunteering for a program run by their evangelical Christian church, working with kids in Adam’s neighborhood, a friendship began to grow, and it quickly turned into something more.

“You could just feel the chemistry, the tension. And it was like, ‘This thing is gonna pop. I really need to say something now,’ ” he says.

Lucky for him, Laura was sensing it, too.

“Just even standing next to each other — we would make cookies for the kids, and like, you could just feel it,” she says, grinning as she sits beside her husband on the couch in their small living room. “He would reach over to get something, I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, he’s so close!’ ”