Searching for a candidate who is comfortable partnering with a man who wants to build the kingdom... family comes first. Nurturing the kids and grandkids into mature responsible adults is a good starting objective.
Some things I now think are worthy goals in a partnership:
*actively maintaining good physical health for the rest of the journey,
*financial independence and freedom from debt,
*not still fighting past battles,
*finding fulfillment and purpose in a loving a complementary relationship, mutual caregiving, emotional support
*activity, labor in the gospel/kingdom; a daily reader, regular temple inviting our friends deceased and present to join us,
*an attitude of stewardship, consecration, and sacrifice,
*dedication to achieving harmony of hearts thru common goals and shared work. "but more, much more than that, we did it our way"
Other things that make a partner more interesting:
*enjoys working together on home remodel/maintenance
*finds fulfillment gardening
*enjoys life skills coaching/teaching
*love of nature and being out in it, some regular vigorous activity
*love of music, harmonizing, dancing
A brief word from our sponsor:
or help wanted ad:
WANTED: SAILING PARTNER I finally got a sailboat, a 19 ft daysailor, but I need a partner to sail with. No experience necessary, OJT. Should be able to swim, but you will wear a PFD(life jacket). Moderate agility.