******I AM NOT A MEMBER YET, BUT WOULD LOVE TO CHAT WITH YOU. . . FEEL FREE TO IM ME WHEN I AM ONLINE. I CAN READ YOUR EMAILS, BUT I CAN ONLY RESPOND WITH A HALO****I am creative, passionate, romantic, adventurous, spontaneous, stable, faithful, devoted, serious minded, fun loving, sincere, down to earth, compassionate, strong, bottom line/straight forward, and possess a cute side that tends to bring smiles to everyone. I enjoy every moment of life, treasuring it to the fullest. I wake up every day looking for the positive. I like bike riding, long walks, working out not obsessively just to stay fit, traveling/site seeing, a long drive on a beautiful night with the windows down and the music on, going to the movies or cuddling up with one, gardening. . . and whatever else life brings our way as long as I am doing it with you:) If you have read "The Five Love Languages", my love language is Quality Time and my dialect is Quality Conversation. If you have not read it, what this means is I enjoy spending Quality Time with my mate in deep Quality Conversation. This is how I feel loved and cherished. So where we go or what we do doesn't matter, as long as we are talking and sharing the deep things of the heart, I am happy. A quality conversation for me requires you to be very open and honest with your feelings. You have to allow me to plug into your heart and make a deep connection. This means you must be willing to be self revealing and willing to expose your deepest thoughts, concerns, dreams, desires. . . It requires a very deep intimacy. I know this is scary for some men and I understand from the bottom of my heart. I know many of you have stepped out in faith at one point or another to share a piece of your heart only to have it hurt or made fun of or rejected. I know it makes you feel vulnerable and out of control, but let me encourage you men today. . . part of my ministry is to bring reconciliation between men and women, helping them understand each other. As a woman, I want you to know that I understand what a treasure it is to hold a man's heart in your hands. I understand what a huge step of faith it is and the incredible risk you take by placing it in my hand. . . therefore I have the utmost respect and admiration for you when you do and I simply feel it is my duty along with the other women in this world to guard what you have shared with us. You may see revealing yourself as being weak and vulnerable but I see it as an incredible strength! A man who cries does not lose his masculinity to me, he shows me his strength in the fact that he's willing to let it show. He's willing to take a chance, he's facing his biggest fears head on and he's not going to let them overcome him. I understand that you feel if you let the skeletons out of the closest, no one will love you, but it's not true. Yes, you need to be able to do this with someone you trust, but encouraging you again. . . there are women out here who are willing to walk through it all with you and to love you as you do. What makes me this way? It took being married to a man who struggled with sexual addiction for many years and still does. God through it all, gave me an incredible desire to understand and to have compassion for men. We women need to repent of the feminist movement and for not letting men be the men. We wanted so much to be the leaders of our household and when we did, we lost the spiritual leaders of our homes. Now, we reap what we have sown and that is millions of fatherless homes because we told men, "We can do it on our own and we don't need you. " Well, all you ladies who believed or believe that way now, why are you complaining about the fathers of today? You got what you wanted. It's time we get back to family in this country. I work with preschoolers and I see the devastation divorce has caused in their lives every day. I now understand why God HATES divorce. I would love one day to be able to place a bunch of children on a stage with the largest audience we could find, possibly even television, ask them to share what they have been through with divorce in their family, and then I would simply turn around to the camera afterwards and say, "Are we done yet? How many more are we going to hurt?" I am also ministry minded. God has opened the doors for me to teach bible studies, minister from the pulpit and to serve in leadership positions within the church. I teach mostly about relationship issues and I read books constantly about relationships. Not only do I read them, but also I try my best to apply them to my daily life. I want to be the best mate I possibly can to my future husband and I hope he desires to do the same. My desire is also to teach people skills to better their relationships. It's amazing that if we need a job, but don't possess the necessary skills to get it. . . we will do whatever it takes to obtain those skills and thus secure the job. However we aren't willing to learn the skills it takes to make a marriage and family work. I also love studying the Word. I am a tither and a giver and I am totally covenant minded. I am usually on in the evening hours CST.