Hello, I'm a convert to the church and I am looking to make some new friends and bond with some people of spiritual kinship.
Time to update.
Ever since I joined this church I feel like the best motto for my life could be: hard but not impossible. I've experienced immense change and upheaval in my life; the way I live and think it. That's very exciting; no single other decision in my life has affected me in such a positive way or helped me further towards becoming a better man.
I'm looking for something like that in a partner as well. Let's just be honest here, I'm not Peter Priesthood and I'm not looking for Molly Mormon. I think the most important thing that a human being can experience in this life are the things which test our spirit and resolve. We need to lose, heartbreak, desire, fail, and most importantly we need to be wrong from time to time. We're here to learn and gain wisdom/knowledge that will help not only us on our spiritual journey; but our future spiritual children.
I feel like human beings and God have a very similar relationship to a piece of unworked iron and a steelshaper. He takes this piece of raw material, which on its own can accomplish very little, then he works it and refines it until it becomes something exceptional; tempering out those imperfections and flaws. That's what we are and that's what this life is. We're all on a journey to have those imperfections tempered out of us.
I'm very focused on direction and forward thinking at this point in my life. I want to build something truly special. Creating my own family, maturing not only my own spirit but helping my eternal partner in her path as well; this is what I'm looking forward to. Don't get me wrong, I like spontaneity but there's really something to be said for being goal oriented.
What's important to me in a mate is having someone that can challenge me and push me to be my best. I'm also very attracted to a strong willed, assertive and confident woman. I'm really not very interested in a submissive and meek type. There's nothing at all intimidating to me about a woman that works hard and takes lead when she has to.
I really want to meet my best friend. Romance is important, sure, but at the end of the day I need someone that I can sit down and have a conversation about farts or some stupid Arnold Schwarzenegger movie with. I need to connect on spiritual, emotional, physical, and intellectual levels. Yes, I do love fart jokes but I can have an equally engaging conversation about creation and the nature of the universe as well.
Things you should expect with me: trustworthiness, honesty (sometimes brutally so), openness.
I realize that compared to most of you I probably live on the moon and that you probably have a much greater pool to choose from in your own state. The solution is just that I have to strive to be better than those guys. I love it out west, and I wouldn't have any problem moving back there for the right situation.
Bonus points for you: if you're into hockey, animals, books, movies, games, and especially if you love Disney World. My goal is to go back there in the next couple years!