I'm funny, hardworking, and love being a dad. I have a wide variety of interests and people say I am very intellectual. I have been a member my whole life and despite all the pain of the last few years, have never even remotely considered going inactive. The Gospel is my anchor. My testimony has gained greater depth with every heartbreak I have been through, and the scriptures have come alive for me in a way they could not have without my trials. I have alot to be thankful for.
I guess what I'm looking for is a woman who values her membership in the same way, and wants a partner to enjoy full Church activity with. Someone who is intelligent and questioning, who enjoys a good conversation not only on spiritual matters, but on other issues as well. A person with a positive outlook on life, and the drive and spunk to make things happen. Someone who's opinions I respect and seek out and will stand by my side. She will hear me say "Yes Dear" on a regular basis, as I strive to make my home a little bit of heaven.
I am a very affectionate person, and I would like someone who is comfortable with a lot of physical contact. Holding hands, hugs, kisses and snuggles are all great to indulge in at any time. I enjoy giving such attention as well as receiving, so get ready!
I very much appreciate all the Arts, but I particularly like music. I am an accomplished classical pianist, and last year bought myself a 5'10" Yahmaha grand after years of not having a decent instrument. I learned on a 7' grand when I was younger, but sold it when I felt I needed to concentrate on earning a living and raising my family. Now that I'm alone, I thought I would try to get the old fire back. Call it a midlife crisis. Other guys get motorcycles I guess.
I have a good voice and have spent many years singing in various choirs , both church and community, and I play the organ for my Branch at Church and my favorite calling so far has been Primary Pianist. I have also taught Seminary and done a turn at almost every other Church calling.
As a carpenter, I can build a custom home from the ground up, spent some time in a kitchen cabinet shop as well, so there is very little I can't build in the house. I enjoy building things for the ones I love, so if you have a special desk or cabinet you have always wanted, you could probably get me to make it for you. I'm a pushover for a pretty face, and quality female attention.
Learned a lot from the past, and hope I can be a better person. Be ready for a close relationship, but also have your own direction. People need to be independently strong in order to be interdependently effective. A healthy person in all respects can most effectivly serve others.I am neither needy, desperate , or require saving, but I am ready to welcome someone into my life.
Initially, let's get to know each other and engage in some chatting. I am willing to travel to spend time with someone who interests me, and having set the standard of only dating members of the church, I realize that the pool of potentials is spread over a wide area. I'm not a game player, and will commit to do what it takes to progress the relationship as things develop. Good thing I enjoy travel. Renting a house at the moment, so no real ties, and the kids are all growing up. Twin boys on missions right now, and two girls 17 and 13 still at home. I raised all 4 of my kids when I left their mother in 2005. She actually gave them to me, since motherhood wasn't as interesting to her as indulging her own interests. I've actually been married twice, the second time less than 4 years, a member of the Church, but a bad decision. Long story.
I have lots of energy, and am a lifelong morning person, so be warned. In decent shape , and plan on staying that way by watching what I eat and exercising. I would appreciate someone who takes care of themselves and cares about how they look. We aren't all supermodels, but you can always maximise what you have!
There are some good guys left out there ladies, and one of them is in Canada. Look forward to hearing from you!
Thanks for reading.