I am passionate about family, music, cuisine, art, the Catholic Faith, and life. I see God in the sacraments and in the beauty of his creation. I believe that we were born to live fully and passionately, and I would like to find someone who thinks the same. I believe the Church helps us in this quest for a truly life-filled existence grounded in the Lord.
People matter, and the quality of the time we spend with them matters, too. For this reason, I like to take the time to stop and enjoy the world around me; constantly rushing through life without being able to take things in is not living. I enjoy taking the time to appreciate the natural world. I enjoy architecture, museums, music, interesting destinations, and undiscovered cultures, and I love to share these experiences with others. I am also very passionate about good cuisine, both in terms of exploring the local food scene and cooking up delicious things in my own kitchen -- and better still if paired with some great beer or wine. I especially love to take a moment to savor life in this way (pun intended?) with those who are dearest to me.
And now, a little about the sort of person I'm looking for:
The qualities that I value in a partner are dependability, loyalty, graciousness, kindheartedness, compassion, and a big capacity for affection. I want to pursue an emotionally and spiritually committed relationship, in which love is demonstrated through sacrifice and selflessness, putting the needs of the other ahead of one's own.
I desire a relationship with purpose. For this reason, the woman I seek would be serious about discerning a call to marriage as a vocation and be firm in her convictions.