About two years ago I was almost an atheist. But I had a strong desire to pray and pray with other people. I would pray something like God please rebuild my faith. I no longer consider myself a Christian. In the last two years I feel that God is rebuilding my faith. I believe that God is bigger than any one religion. Several days ago I ran an ad on Craigslist, men seeking women, and M replied. We met at the Black Oak Casino.
Here's a copy of my Craigslist ad:
I am very honest and I am looking for a relationship where there are no secrets. I love to encourage others. I am an engineer, I live in Sonora. I write music and play guitar, piano, cello.
I have a pilot’s license. I love anything outdoors - rock climbing, kayaking, surfing, tennis.
I'm looking for a younger woman who will try rock climbing, surfing etc. with me.
Hope to hear back from you.
M Ask me what I meant about a relationship where there are no secrets. I explained what I meant and she told me about her fear of her husband kicking her out of the house. The next day her fear became reality. I told her I was in a coaching program to learn to become a life coach, and that I’d coach her for free. I shared with her about my divorce and how it was the hardest thing I've ever gone through. I offered to call R her husband and explain to him that if they cooperated he could save $10,000 because since he was the sole breadwinner he would also have to pay for her lawyer. She said no way, he would get angry at me. But she told R's parents what I had said, and they did an internet search and came to agree with me. They told R and now he's willing to cooperate with M and come to a settlement agreement. So in a sense I did talk to R. M was so happy today when she told me about this. R's being much nicer to her now. He is dropping the children for M to have the children this weekend. When I called M tonight, she said she was just then picking up the phone to call me. We prayed together after she told me the story of what happened today. We were both in tears. In the last few days we've prayed about her situation together every day. Yesterday she was distraught and hopeless. Today, she was joyful with R’s agreement to work together and co-operate for the benefit of the children.