Hello!

My name is Daniel. I'm 18 years old, and a freshman at Northwestern University, not majoring in anything in particular yet (perhaps Psych, but I'm also interested in law and traveling / culture / learning languages - I speak German and some Spanish, and want to learn French and Russian).

I'm from a small town in Wisconsin, which growing up was always boring and uncultured to me, but now that I live in Chicago, I'm growing to appreciate certain aspects of the culture and how they've helped shape me into who I am today.

At this point in my life, I'm working on balancing all the aspects of my life - being a good student, being a strong Christian man, finding a good woman to marry, and finding a career that'll fit my life goals.

So far I've found some great advice on AoM, and I'm sure I'll find a lot more.

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Welcome to AoM, Daniel. 

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NYGayBear replied to Daniel's discussion Family in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"I'm going out on a limb here- stop apologizing for no longer believing in a superstition. If there was a catholic sister in a Protestant family? Or a Methodist brother in a group of Presbyterians- would that even deserve comment? Just go to…"
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Daniel Rodriguez replied to Daniel's discussion Family in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"Don't attack them for their faith. It does nothing but make them more and more against you. I found that I would have days where I would want nothing more to burn a church down, bash down religion. But it's their life, and you have yours.…"
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Daniel Rodriguez replied to Herb Munson's discussion Trusting in the Faithfulness of God in the group The Great Debate
"I follow a different path. That path brings me happiness. Why is your path better? Where is your god? Trouble not the world with such."
19 minutes ago
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Family

Since losing the faith I find I have a difficult time maintaining close relationships with my parents and siblings who are strong believers. We don't fight, we all love each other, but there is a barrier that prevents anything too deep from happening. They are still faithfully waiting and expecting a prodigal son to return, so things seem to be a state of arrested development.I'd love to read about anybody's experience/success with bridging this divide in a healthy way, or of what potential…See More
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Jacob Bauer replied to John Bravo's discussion I held out sex for love first....Why is it so hard to find a girl who's done the same?
"You're probably looking in the wrong place and at the wrong girls. Ignore these idiots who say you "shouldn't judge" or whatever. You laid our your criteria and you know exactly what you want in a woman. Find her and hope you…"
31 minutes ago
Jacob Bauer replied to Herb Munson's discussion Trusting in the Faithfulness of God in the group The Great Debate
""Silly" and "rigamarole" are hardly personal insults. Perhaps he does find your position silly. He was still respectful of the people supporting it, as far as I read. I think you're trying to find an excuse to avoid his…"
44 minutes ago
Rush replied to Rush's discussion Praying for Wife Material. Selfish Prayer? in the group Christian Men
"I agree that Faith without deeds is dead. God helps, but I have to work at it too. I don't think that praying out of money for your own ambitions that do not have God is good. For example I think its good to pray for success in Him through many…"
51 minutes ago
Nathanael replied to John Bravo's discussion I held out sex for love first....Why is it so hard to find a girl who's done the same?
"Reread what he wrote.  If he was interested in morals or values he'd be asking women about their beliefs and how they behave now, not whether they've ever had casual sex.  This is about his own psychological and sexual hang-ups,…"
1 hour ago

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