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Username

ArtsySinger

Nickname

ArtsySinger

Gender

Female

Country

United State

State

Texas

City

Katy

Zip

77494

Looking for

Potential Courtship, A Date with Serious Intentions, Marriage Minded

Marital Status

Single – Never Married

Christian Affiliation

Calvinistic, Reformed Episcopal Church

Race

Caucasian

Height

5' 4"

Build

Average

Eye Color

Brown

Hair Color

Light Brown

College /University

I was homeschooled, and decided not to go to college, not wanting a career. I have not regretted that decision for an instant.

Graduation Year

2013

Level of education

High School

Employment

Full Time

Occupation

Receptionist

Company

Small steel company

Seeking Ethnicity (those I am willing to date)

Caucasian

My ideal place to live

A farm/cottage in the country

My view on smoking

I am a non-smoker

My view on drinking

I drink regularly, in moderation

On the subject of children

I would like to have children one day

Tell us about your family. How do you feel about relocating?

I am the second of five kids – three brothers, one sister. My dad died in September. I am definitely not open to relocating anytime in the near future. I might like to move somewhere dryer eventually, but right now I have too much here in Houston to leave.

How old were you when you were drawn to Christ and how is your Christian walk these days?

I grew up in the Church, but finally became regenerate at age eighteen – May 23rd, 2013. If you want to hear more details on that, I’d be glad to oblige. I’ve recently been encouraged to notice how far I’ve come in the years since then, especially with my most persistent sin patterns. It often feels like I’m running in circles, but in reality it’s more like a forward-moving spiral.

How have the Doctrines of Grace changed or affected your life?

I’ve tried many times to answer this, but I really don’t have a good answer. All I can say is that the theology that I learn gradually seeps into the rest of my life, and I can only look back at specific points in my life to see the changes that have slowly occurred. To enumerate all the ways that my theology has shaped my life would be an exhausting task.

Do you have a "Quiet Time?" What are you studying?

That’s definitely a phrase I never use. I try to at least pray in the morning, if not also read the Bible (I have to get up extremely early, and I’m a night-owl – ugh), but I read the Bible at night if I can’t in the morning. My regular prayers consist of the family prayers in the BCP, with my own added, and prayer throughout the day. I also tend to throw various hymns into the mix.

Who is your favorite Biblical Character and why?

Ehud. That guy was awesome.

 

Nah, just kidding – I don’t have an overall favorite. I tend to like those guys who stand for the truth when most of Israel is unbelieving, like Joshua, Caleb, and Phinehas.

Are you content being single? Why? If not, why?

No! And I think it’s silly to expect young people not to deeply long for such a good gift as marriage – God wants us to look for such things. I suppose you could say I’m content in that I know God’s plan for me is better than anything I could come up with (I would have gotten married at nineteen if I were in charge), but I think there’s a lot of nonsense surrounding this issue that makes people feel the need to act like they’re not TOO interested in it, just so that they don’t appear to be making it an idol. I’m not fully content, because I know God has something better for me than singleness. I know that He will give that gift in His time, not mine, but I still look eagerly for that time.

What are four qualities your friends would attribute to you?

Quiet, dependable, intelligent, headstrong.

What are three things you are most thankful for?

A God who forgives my manifold sins daily.

 

Friends who love me and aid my Christian walk.

 

My safe, comfortable home.

Describe the character and personality traits you enjoy in another person? What are yours?

I’m an INTJ, if that helps. Honestly, I don’t really want to answer the other question, for the reasons I addressed in the “About Me” section. I’m much more interested in how compatible our views are, because it doesn’t matter how much we like each other if we don’t agree on important issues. As far as personalities go, I think we can usually tell pretty quickly if we don’t quite have that “click.”

Other than your parents, who has been the most influential person in your life and how?

Kemper Crabb has been a spiritual father to me for several years now, and he was the one who showed me the intellectual aspects of Christianity, which strongly aided and sped my conversion. If you talk to me, you’ll certainly hear a lot about him.

What contributed to your previous relationship/marriage ending?

I’ve only had two actual “relationships.” I ignored a few big red flags in the first one, until I final decided to trust Kemper’s advice and move on. I learned a lot from that experience about what to look for and to be cautious of, and what things are really important. The guy was much like my dad, which is why I liked him, but I learned that those things that I prized are not even close to being the most important things. Despite being good thing in themselves, they are petty in comparison to the real issues.

 

The second one was broken off by the guy around last Christmas. This time, I was constantly on the lookout for warning signs, but got none, because he gave no indication of the disagreements he had with my views. To his credit, he realized this mistake almost immediately after ending it suddenly and without explanation, and he came back and we talked through the issues honestly before deciding that it wouldn’t work out (it was his first relationship, so I was actually rather impressed with how he ended up handling the breakup). I learned a lot about openness from that experience, and not just from his lack of it in those areas. He was very open about most things (which is why I didn’t suspect he was hiding anything), and he taught me a lot about good communication and vulnerability, both of which can be hard for me.

 

Both relationships were very helpful in many ways, and both of the guys were really great. Both breakups included a lot of pain on both sides, but I don’t regret either of them.

How long have you been on your own since and what did you to do get through it?

I was very sad to end the first one, because I still had hopes that it would work out. However, after about a month, my friend said she thought that I should just let it go, and for some reason I was able to do it once she suggested that. Then I was finally able to think through what things are the most important in a relationship. The second was around the beginning of 2019. I was perfectly fine with that relationship ending, once we were clear on the reasons.

Favorite lines from movies, poems, songs, hymns or Scripture you would like to tell us about?

“Here is my ear; drive through the nail / That the world would know by the ring that I wear that I am not for sale. / For you are my God, and I am your man.”

– Doulos, by Kemper Crabb.

 

“A servant with this cause / Makes drudgery divine; / Who sweeps a room as for His laws / Makes that and th’action fine.”

– The Elixir, by George Herbert

What type of work do/did you do?

I’ve worked at a stamp shop, as a video editor at a non-profit, at Chipotle, and now at a steel company owned by someone who goes to my church.

How long have you been/were you in that line of work? Do/you enjoy it?

I’ve been at the steel company since the end of 2015, and I very much enjoy it for what it is, though I hate the commute. I like the people, and the culture of having one others’ backs, and the lack of micromanaging. Also, there’s an open Bible study on Thursday mornings; this has definitely played into my decision to stay there over the years.

Where were you born and where have you traveled?

Born in Houston. Traveled all along the east coast, to New Mexico, to Bolivia, and to England and Ireland.

About Me

My name is Liv. I’m very much a homebody – I want to be a homemaker, and eventually a homeschool mom, preferably to five or more kids. I’m an adamant paedobaptist, and if you think you’re the guy who can persuade me from it, let me assure you as gently as I can… you’re not. 😉 Just getting that out in the open, because I realize it’s not a very popular view in Protestantism.

 

I am in the process of finding a new church, having recently felt God leading me away from my current home church. I tend to prefer high church: I think it tends to be more attuned to the heavenly worship in which we are participating. This is one reason I consider myself Anglican. As far as theology goes, I don’t have a problem with the small differences between Presbyterianism and Anglicanism, but if you’re a Baptist, we probably won’t agree on enough to date.

 

Several few years ago, I would have listed a few personality traits and skills/interests that I find attractive, but I’ve long since realized that those things, while good in themselves, are petty when it comes to my choice in a mate. The most important thing is that we agree on the fundamental issues. After that, we have to ”click,” but I certainly can’t tell you exactly what that should look like.

 

Please feel free to message me! I won’t ignore messages, although I tend to live life more slowly than most people, so it might take a while at times. I’m also open to letter-writing, in case that’s something you happen to like.

My Interests

I love learning theology, and am looking for someone I can trust to teach and lead our family well, including me. I’m also a singer and an artist, in case that wasn’t clear. 😉 I love cooking, and especially baking. I grew up in a very DIY type family, so I like to reuse things whenever possible, and to make the most of the space I have. I love animals, especially guinea pigs. Reading, both fiction and non-fiction, though I prefer fiction as a pastime. Video games, when I actually have time for them, and other types of games with friends and family (card, board, tabletop).

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