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23 M Seeking Christian Woman Who Would Enjoy Living on an Off Grid Homestead  RSS feed

 
Zachary Schrock
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Location: Columbus, OH
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About Me: I am currently working at in a parking garage in downtown Columbus, OH. my long term goal, however, is to buy my own land and have an off-grid homestead. I greatly enjoy spending time outdoors doing things like hunting, fishing, and gathering edible otherwise useful wild plants. I'm very sensitive, am a good listener, and have a good sense of humor.

I am looking for someone who is caring and supportive. Someone who is willing to face great challenges with me and who is able to maintain a positive attitude in the face of these challenges. Someone who is willing to take risks and who enjoys living a life of
adventure! It is also very important to me that she shows a desire to live a non-cosumeristic lifestyle(i.e a lifestyle that does not highly value shopping, outside of its function of providing certain basic necessities). Another important thing, is that she highly values family, and that she's a Christian.

I'm not looking for a serious realtionship right away, as I just got out of one. I'm looking to make a connection, and see where that might lead.
 
Jay Vinekeeper
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Location: Northwest Lower MI
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A life of adventure! That sounds like fun, Zack.

I know lots of young women who seem to be seeking the same thing.
Some in my own family.

One thing ... It is important to you "that she's Christian".
This means a lot of things to lots of different kinds of people these days.

Can you add to this picture ... fill in the mental blanks, maybe ... and tell us more precisely what this means to you.
What does your concept of a Christian mean?

What would this adventuress woman believe, think, act like, etc.?

Are you proposing marriage here?

Thanks for your thoughts.
 
Zachary Schrock
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Hi Jay,
I really appreciate your willingness to help me out! What I mean when I say "Christian" is that she believes in Jesus Christ as her savior. Also, I am pro life and I would want her to be pro life as well. Besides that, I'm open to different manifestations of Christian faith (i.e. I'm not picky about denominations, or anything like that), although I wouldn't want her to believe that anybody is going to hell, just because they don't agree with her on finer points of theology. Additionally, I would like to have a woman who greatly enjoys spending time outdoors, who greatly values the environment and who is at least working toward living an environmentally friendly life, likes the idea of eating healthy, and who is very family oriented. I also think it would be really cool, although this isn't a must, if she didn't adhere to certain female cultural norms, such as shaving her legs or wearing makeup. I strongly feel that women don't need to do those things to be beautiful! And yes, in answer to your marriage question, I am looking for someone to marry.
Again, thanks for your willingness to help!

 
Jay Vinekeeper
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Love your response, Zack.

OK ... so "hell" is out, but hairy legs are in. This shouldn't be too hard.

I have the sweetest sister. She's 36 going on 26. Loves to garden, works with herbs, makes her own medicines, can make a camp from sticks and stones and find a way to feed herself and all the things she loves ... and she LOVES all things. "Pro Life"? This gal is tender to everything. She can split firewood too.

She is about 5'5" and might be pushing 180 lbs ... hard to judge, but she is ALL muscle. Pretty too, in an outdoor kind of way. She is the most spiritual person I know. Is she a "christian"? That's still a hard question to answer based on your description. In my own very humble opinion she is one of the most "Christ'like" persons I know. That's kinda what the word Christian really means, doesn't it? Christian ... Christ-like?

Yeah, she's read the Bible forwards and backwards, and a whole lot of other things too. An ardent seeker after truth I would say. She can meet people EXACTLY wherever she finds them intellectually and become their best friend in the shortest of spans ... NOT because she is "trying" to be friendly, but just because she really IS. The most unpretentious gal I've ever known.

I believe she could carry a forty pound pack twenty miles a day if asked, and could rise early, cook breakfast, clean up the camp and be ready to do it again for as long as you might wish to go. She can hunt and fish, but prefers road-kill.

I don't know if she really wants to raise a man or not. But she would make a superb partner in any enterprise or endeavor she chose.

Glad you like the hair. She's got lots. Black and beautiful. Must be the native in her. But she plucks her eyebrow so it becomes eyebrows, and I suspect she might shave her cheeks on rare occasion, but she really is all-woman. Strong, smart, kind.

Oh yeah ... and she'd kill me if she knew I was writing this. But I'd be interested in your reaction. She has flawless teeth. Says its from eating wild leeks.

Maybe you can describe yourself physically. Someone else might come to mind. I know lots of good women who really just want to be themselves and break out of these vicious cultural constraints.

She's just the best. Courageous. Braver than most men I've ever known.l
 
Zachary Schrock
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Your sister sounds cool. Unfortunately, I forgot to state that the age range I'm looking for is about 20-27, but I would consider going go slightly older or younger, depending on the woman. As to my physical description, I'm 5'8" and 135-140 pounds. Also, you might have misunderstood something I said in my previous message. I didn't mean to say that hell is "out" completely. I was just referring to something like The Church of Christ, for example, which is a denomination whose members believe that if you don't subscribe to the the doctrine of The Church of Christ 100%, then you're going to hell. So, I was just saying that I don't want a woman who thinks I'm going to hell if I disagree with her on the finer points of Christian doctrine, not that I don't want a woman who believes in hell. About "pro life," I'm guessing you understood what I meant by that, but just in case you didn't, I meant "anti abortion" when I said that.
Thank you again for your efforts!
 
Natalie Bee
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Hey Zachary, how is your search going? I think I'm a little out of your age range, but I am interested in connecting Christian permaculture people. There are lots of flavors of Christian, but just for info's sake (like, "do I even want to network with this person?" ) mine is that I believe the Bible is true and Jesus is God. I get why people would choose to be pro-choice, but I believe a baby is a human life at conception, so I'm pro-life, too. Let's see, what else.. I do believe in hell, but since I believe it's not my job to decide if anybody goes there, I choose to focus on loving people into being more open to Heaven. Ok, that's enough for now. Blessings on your search!
 
Lauren Arledge
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So this may be in response to an outdated post, but what the heck?

I am currently 22. My dream is to have a cob house, natural swimming pool, some animals, and get back to the basics. Do I have a lot of knowledge and experience? No. But I have my dreams, and am set on learning with or without a partner. Growing up, my family has always lived in rental houses, so building something of my own is important to me.

My life as a Christian looks like: loving Jesus with all of my mind, body, and spirit, loving people, sharing in community, reading the Bible, praying, and of course making mistakes. I wrestle internally with the pro-choice/pro-life belief. Personally, if I were pregnant, I could not under any circumstances abort, because of the hope I have in Jesus. On the other hand, God gave us free will. On the other hand, Matthew 25:40 says, "The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." So standing up for a developing fetus can arguably apply there. Maybe the best way is not to change the law, but to live as an example, point to Jesus, and let Him change hearts.

Anyways, hello, if you're there.
 
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