Jordan

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About Jordan

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    Semper Fidelis
  • Birthday 11/12/1990

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    Ventura, CA
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    In learning to live life without regrets and when I die knowing I gave the Lord my best

    God, Love, Family, Country, Corps, Film, Aviation, Football

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  1. Special Thanks

    ~This post is just a huge special thank you to a lot of patriots... Today is the 238th Birthday of the Marine Corps. Happy Birthday, Marines! Semper Fidelis! Thank you to all my brothers and sisters for all of your sacrifice, honor, courage, and commitment. I am proud of all of you, past and present, who share the honored title: U.S. Marine. For those of you who can't raise your glass in toast, we raise ours to you; thank you for giving the last full measure of devotion. We will never forget you. Tomorrow is Veterans Day: So thank you to everyone who ever served; we are truly grateful for the mantle of freedom you provided to us. It is my honor to carry on and provide this same privilege. Fellow Vets; I salute you. Special thanks to our Familes. Our mother's who gave of themselves and watched us grow and our father's who shook our hands proudly. To our borhters and sisters...grandpartents...uncles..aunts...Thank you all for your support. Super Special Thanks: To Our Wives...Finacees...Girlfriends.Thanks for being true and staying strong, we couldn't do this without you. Thanks to all of our friends, supporters, and fellow Americans; its an honor to serve you. Your support is without equal. Thank you, fellow patriots. God Bless, America! Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful)
  2. Who is your favourite saint?

    Vince mentioned all the ones I was thinking of save one: Saint Michael the Archangel I mean common how awesome is his prayer. Not to mention he is the one bound to crush Satan in the end. Okay so I am a bit biased since I am a Devil Dog but knowing that I have The Lord's protection and His Angel of Death at my side creates quite a bit of reassurance. A reassurance that allows me to live up to "When death smiles, we smile back." Since he is an angel mentioned in the Bible you can't doubt his sainthood or existence. **Since I don't celebrate Halloween; All Saint's Day seemed the logical alternative for this Protestant Italian
  3. Surrogate Parenting

    This is a rather interesting question and a bit of a predicament. However my answer is simple and I agree with you that if you disagree with surrogate parenting/ IVF then you shouldn't work at that hospital. Now as to weather or not you can work at any hospital since they perform abortions I wouldn't see a reason why not. I don't feel that in such a case you could be 'sinning by association' unless you assisted with the abortion or you worked at an abortion clinic. This to me is a bit of grey as I percieve though The Lord sees all in black and white. So definitely pray about it. However I feel God looks at and judges your heart not where you are at. Think about this too we are living in a sinful world and ate called to be light in it; maybe by working in a hospital The Lord would open a chance for you to convince someone not to have an abortion...you just never know what His plan holds. Now here is another question: Would you consider being tested for fertility before marriage with your fiancée? Would the result of said test affect your decision to marry that person? If it was you would you not marry? Would you consider testing before accepting a proposal? For me I'm for it and think its a good thing to find out before hand rather than facing marriage. This way we know that and we don't have to ever wonder if the other person wishes for something different out of our marriage than just us and the option of adopting. That being said I wouldn't leave my girlfriend/fiancée if it was her nor would I leave if it was me. However it would be hard for me to face it being me and asking her to marry me knowing she desires to have her own children. Unless she could convince me she loved me regardless and was fine with adoption.
  4. A prayer request...

    In my prayers as well....God Bless
  5. Resolution for Women

    So I just finished reading this awesome book called The Resolution for Men by Stephen Kendrick, Alex Kendrick and Randy Alcorn. It is a Christian book which is courageously calling men to stand up and serve the Lord and lead their families accordingly while being men of Resolution. Their is also a Christian movie out called Courageous by Sherwood Pictures which is based off this book not to mention a corresponding book for women, The Resolution for Women by Priscilla Shirer (which I just started reading). So Ladies would you sign the following resolution and resolve to live accordingly: The Resolution -I do solemnly resolve before God to embrace my current season of life and live with a spirit of contentment. -I Will champion God's model for womanhood and teach it to my children. -I Will celebrate my God-given uniqueness and the distinctions He has placed in others. -I Will live as a woman answerable to God and faithfully committed to His Word. -I Will seek to devote the best of myself to the primary roles God has entrusted to me. -I Will be quick to listen, slow to speak, and esteem others more highly than myself. -I Will forgive those who have wronged me and reconcile with those I have wronged. -I Will not tolerate evil influences in myself or my home but will embrace a life of purity. -I Will pursue justice, love mercy, and extend compassion toward others. -I Will be faithful to my husband and honor him in my conduct and in my conversation, and will aspire to be a suitable partner to help him reach his God-given potential. -I Will teach my children to love God, respect authority and live responsibly. -I Will cultivate a peaceful home where God's presence is sensed. -I Will make today's decisions with tomorrow's impact in mind and consider my current choices in light of future generations. -I Will courageously work with the strength God provides to fulfill this resolution for the rest of my life and for His glory. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. ---Joshua 24:15 I definitely recommend this book as a must read but I would also like some of your thoughts Ladies about this resolution and if You Will sign your name to it?
  6. Men of Resolution

    So I just finished reading this awesome book called The Resolution for Men by Stephen Kendrick, Alex Kendrick and Randy Alcorn. It is a Christian book which is courageously calling men to stand up and serve the Lord and lead their families accordingly while being men of Resolution. Their is also a Christian movie out called Courageous by Sherwood Pictures which is based off this book not to mention a corresponding book for women (see Women of Resolution topic). The goal is to sign the following resolution and resolve to live accordingly: The Resolution -I DO solemnly resolve before God to take full responsibility for myself, my wife, and my children. -I WILL love them, protect them, serve them, and teach them the Word of God as the spiritual leader of my home. -I WILL be faithful to my wife, to love and honor her, and be willing to lay down my life for her as Jesus Christ did for me. -I WILL bless my children and teach them to love God with all of their hearts, all of their minds, and all of their strength. -I WILL train them to honor authority and live responsibly. -I WILL confront evil, pursue justice, and love mercy. -I WILL pray for others and treat them with kindness, respect, and compassion. -I WILL work diligently to provide for the needs of my family. -I WILL forgive those who have wronged me and reconcile with those I have wronged. -I WILL learn from my mistakes, repent of my sins, and walk with integrity as a man answerable to God. -I WILL seek to honor God, be faithful to His church, obey His Word, and do His will. -I WILL courageously work with the strength God provides to fulfill this resolution for the rest of my life and for His glory. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. ---Joshua 24:15 - So I definately reccomend this book as a must read but I would also like some of your thoughts about this resolution and if You Will stand and sign your name to it?
  7. What are your most important values?

    I have a lot of values that I value...lol... but if I had to choose six: 1.) Faith/ Faithfulness 2.) Love/ Pure Love 3.) Honor/ ​Integrity 4.) Courage/ Strength 5.) Commitment/ Loyalty 6.) Respect/ Self-Respect To explain a few more with some repeats: Faith in God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit...Belief in truth and Family not to forget to mention- Justice, Judgement, Decisiveness, Integrity, Dependability, Tact, Initiative, Endurance, Bearing, Unselfishness, Courage, Knowledge, Loyalty, Enthusiasm. Semper Fidelis- Always Faithful- God, Love, Family, Country, Corps
  8. I went on my first date a week prior to my 21st birthday so technically I was 20 when I had my first date. But since the next date was on my 21st birthday I was pretty much 21 when I started dating. When I first started it seemed as though I had finally gotten to it and I felt embarrassed a bit by how old I was (my inexperience and how the whole thing was new to me) and it seemed I had finally grown up (mind you this date was set up thru a mutual girlfriend of mine...couldn't even find her myself ). Looking back on the few girls I dated I regret only what I impatiently gave to them just for the sake of having the experience or just to satisfy my curiosity. But thank I God that He finally got me to surrender my love life to Him "His will be done" and He provided the right love for me and exactly what I needed. None of that 'experience' mattered in fact I wish I could take it back...but I'm glad it led me to this.
  9. I can agree with those who argue saving this because it is sexually intimate for marriage; if that suits you. However I feel in the context of a true loving relationship with a real bond where you both are in it for the 'finish' (marriage...courting relationship) I really wouldn't see anything wrong with this type of bonding. I would disagree with those who say that it would be far too tempting unless one of you has serious self control issues or one of you isn't waiting (which if the later is the case you probably would never reach this point). But in the right relationship I think this is a beautiful loving thing to do and is possible.
  10. What the future holds...? (now I want my penny...lol)
  11. What is your ethnicity/national identity?

    I am 50% Italian (of which 25% is Sicilian) so when asked I usually tell people I'm Italian. But honestly I got a little bit of everything mixed in from the other side...part Native American (Choctaw Indian) and Pensalvinia Dutch. But born and raised here in America so I'm proud to say I'm 100% AMERICAN!
  12. Actually Vince your viewpoint did change my mind about pre-nups. I agree with you. You should be completely vulnerable and trusting with your love when you marry someone. My response is one based in fear of the harsh reality I have lived with and seen. However in WTM we do go against the tide of society so why should we not believe our love could do the same? Besides as a man of faith you aptly pointed out....it's only possessions and money....it's not what maters...love...our love.
  13. How many kids do you want?

    I never can understand why in general girls seem to want to have more kids then guys.....I mean we're not the ones suffering during labor...lol As an only child, I must vehmently speak out against the myth that being an only child means that you are lonely. This Isn't True At All! I was never lonely growing up nor did I grow up to be socially introverted nor selfish or any other falsehood associated with being an only child. I was very articulate from a young age, never had problems making friends, and I learned to share just fine (common learned that in the sandbox ). My mother was also an only child and she was never any of this either. Tell me what's wrong with being able to fully financially provide, support, and care for your child? Furthermore all of you with brothers and sisters how many times did you not like, despise, or even hate one of your brothers or sisters? Now tell me if that assumption is a myth?
  14. ^^^^This is spot on! I'm glad to see that our persepective can be understood from the opposite sex even in a WTM setting where such things are usually frowned on. Now that is not to start some frivilous argument between genders but simply stating the reality that until marriage we are not 'one' and unfortunately in the eyes of the law we are still treated differently. While one would hope that your marriage vows and marrige licensce would be enough but in the event of divorce they won't be. So I see a pre-nup as simply a legal document stating that we are marrying for love....now and forever. I am a man of faith and my wife will be also. So this means our vows won't just be taken as a way of stating our trust in each other but also our trust in God and before Him. So I also believe and would hope my wife shares this ideal that with the exception of infedelity that you should never divorce. So some people would say that getting a pre-nup is 'doubting our trust' or 'doubting our vows' or worse 'doubting my faith.' But let me assure you that is by no means the case; it is simply a legal document that states that exactly as we came into this marriage we will (in the far extreme) leave it the same way....with love and on good terms. Look I am no stranger to the cruel reality of divorce since my parents split when I was ten. (side-note: I feel it is the cruelest most selfish thing you can do to your child/ren with the exception being divorce in the event of beating....rape...molestation...etc) However even though my parents split on bad terms they didn't divorce for a few years and they did so on good terms (something my father was grateful for). You see my mother did the right thing and she divorced my father outside of court and left him in a fair manner; which is what I hope my future wife would do (if such an event ever happens). But lets be honest this isn't always the case especially for men and a pre-nup only ensures that this happens. I have the added perspective of witnessing this reality not just in the civilian world but also in the military; since I happen to be in the branch with the highest divorce rate. However anywhere in the military divorce is this ever present ghost that haunts all married men. The consequences should it ever catch up with you are a bit more totalitarian than they are in the real world. All too often a guy will come back home from deployment to find his house cleaned out (or sold), his bank account wiped to zero, his wife and kids gone, and a note saying "I just can't live like this....Goodbye...papers have been filed." How does this happen? Well the military highly encourages you (sometimes its not a choice) that when you deploy that you sign a power of attorney to someone back at home. This allows this person to have full legal rights to sign your name and do anything you would do normally; the idea is that this ensures that bills in your name can get paid and in the event of your death everything transfers immediately to this person. However if this person you trust is your wife (which it should be) then decides to divorce you while you are gone she can literally legally take everything from you. So yeah I have seen good guys get reduced to living in their cars, being broke, and homeless after coming home from serving their country. Even though for most of you such a reality will never be the case there is still a slight (extreme) possibility that some lesser version of this could happen to you. I would also hope that women would want to sign a pre-nup in the interest of protecting themselves as well, not just from losing wealth or home but also ensuring rights to see their children equally. I also realize and pray that for most of us this will never become a reality because of WTM and the desire to marry knowledgeably but things can CHANGE; a pre-nup just insures they don't change. So I hope my wife does agree to sign one and if everything goes as it should.......then it can be a joke at our 50th wedding anniversary....hey remember this old thing...lol ...'can't get rid of you now my lovely ball and chain' Marry each other in love and to be always faithful to each other and always trusting to each other....just write that down in a legal document stating that you will (like a marriage license upgrade) Semper Fidelis
  15. How many kids do you want?

    One child; boy or girl doesn't matter. Though a girl does seem nice since I'm gonna be a Daddy...though a son would be great too. So either is a blessing