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A Marriage Partner
Church Name
Raleigh Vineyard
Church Attendance
Every week
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Possibly, who knows
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Education Level
4 Yr College Degree
My Profession
CNA (temporarily)
church, service / missions/ helping people, SCIENCE, environmental stewardship, human-rights, (occasional) jogging, NPR news, serious conversation, German, Spanish, naps, (new) Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, science-fiction movies
About Me
CAREER GOALS: My general career/life goals include SERVING people and using my love of SCIENCE. This MIGHT someday include serving in a developing country (perhaps in Latin America) as a science/health teacher. I'm also very willing to teach science in a Catholic, Episcopal, or Friends private high school. Working at a science museum is a back-up plan.

MY JOBS: I currently work as a nurse-aide (CNA I) and do a little math/science tutoring on the side. However, I hope to return to teaching science and/or health. It would really be cool to teach science/health sometime in a poor country.

MY FAITH: I am born-again & am involved at a Vineyard church. I like moderate charismatic evangelical churches, but in my personal thinking I'm NOT conservative/orthodox enough to be a true evangelical. So I'd need to marry someone who is not offended by my non-conservative beliefs such as theistic evolution and gender equality. I definitely prefer contemporary worship and contemporary Christian music. I'm generally steady & consistent in my walk, but I have not read the whole Bible and I'm not really a mature Christian. I really am not good at hearing God in a clear, direct way. (Pastor Shawn Bolz is incredibly good at hearing God, and perhaps he has helped me trust God's love.) I feel I'm not good at having faith, but I do act on the little faith I have. (regarding alcohol: For most of my life, I only had alcohol in moderation on rare occasions. However, I think red wine is supposed to be healthy, so for a few years, I had a cup of red wine sometimes. But I quit when my local Kroger (my source of cheap red wine) closed! I think I could avoid alcohol totally if I married a woman who needed me to totally refrain from alcohol. But I don't think alcohol in moderation is a sin. (John Ch.2)

STRENGTH / WEAKNESS: Always bear in mind, you will have to live not only with your husband's strengths, but also with his weaknesses. A weakness of mine is that I have obsessive-compulsive disorder. I have trouble being organized (my bedroom is a mess!) and tend to be overly-meticulous & slow with some things. So I'd need to marry someone who is patient.
But my strengths are SERVING and being PATIENT & GENTLE & KIND. I think morality includes saving sex for marriage, but ALSO includes being HONEST, controlling my tongue, and being helpful. I feel I'm good at being affectionate and romantic, too.
I have a BS in biology and I'm bright, but grad school did not go well, so I did not become a scientist.

IDEAL WIFE FOR ME: I would like to marry a committed Christian who is kind, tactful, gentle, and patient. She must be born-again, but not Fundamentalist. I'd like to marry someone committed to service, and ideally someone who is willing to live very modestly and willing to consider serious service in a developing country, such as in Latin America, either as a missionary or in a secular charity (if God opens the door). She should be college-educated and like intellectual conversation. It would be a bonus if I marry someone who jogs or who likes to chat about science, visit science museums, go star-gazing, etc. I've never been married (and have never co-habitated either), but I am willing to marry a divorced believer. However, in that case, I'd prefer that she met the pre-condition allowing divorce in Matt. 5:32 (i.e., an unfaithful husband). Age: I want to have kids of my own, so ideally I'd marry a lady in her child-bearing years. But if she's a bit past her child-bearing years, I'd be open to considering IVF with a donated egg.
I hope to hear from you! Come change the world with me!
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