35, Helena, MT
Hi There, Fellow Catholics!
My name is Jim - I've been a professional in education since 2006. I've taught on Indian Reservations around the state of Montana, I've worked as a paraeducator - bridging the gap between students with special learning needs and the world of mathematics, and I've taught at a prison for young girls. It has been quite a ride! I wouldn't trade any of it for the world - as ALL of my experiences, good AND bad, have contributed to the man I am today. In the last several years I have grown much closer to God. He and I have come to an understanding... more on that later! ;) I have learned lessons in thankfulness, and how it can actually help you through tough times. As much as I HAVE learned - I still have a long way to go! I am a work in progress, as I believe we all are. I seek my partner to share the journey, have fun, help each other cope through the rough patches and share in a life of servitude. You should also know: I have lived with Tourette Syndrome and OCD all my life - they have made me a better teacher and person all around, I believe.
My faith is quite important to me - Pope Francis is one of my heroes, and seems to be the closest pope to following in Jesus' footsteps we've had in a while. I agree with The Church on many of its teachings - and disagree with it on just as many. I understand that there are a lot of conservative, "religious-right" members of The Catholic Church - and I am just as much Catholic as they are, BUT - I know there are others out there who feel as I do - and this profile is meant to speak to them, mostly. Here are my core beliefs - if you feel we agree on most of these things, hit me up.
I believe priests should be allowed to marry the person they love - AND have children! I believe marriage can only be TRULY sacred when ALL of God's children are allowed to partake in the blesses sacrament. I believe in the sanctity of life from womb to tomb, but at the same time believe that the decision for an abortion is between the woman and God. But - for the times when it IS necessary, I think it should be safe & legal. I am also in favor of contraception, and am not about to judge people for partaking in pre-marital sex - I was raised that "what takes place between 2 consenting adults is none of my business." I'm also a very peaceful person - and try to be accepting of others, and not judge books by their covers - or judge another person until I've walked a mile (or two) in their shoes! :)