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ARE DAILY SITUATIONS, THOSE UNPREPARED-FOR DISRUPTIONS, CAUSING DIFFICULTY STAYING CONNECTED WITH GOD?

As Christians, we must be connected with God every moment of our existence to maintain our shrewdness when facing daily disruptions.

“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore Wise as serpents.” Jesus Christ

Learn how to use “caught off-guard” Situations to keep You firmly connected with God.

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Hi Everyone. I’m The Stoicess, Lori Stith, CEO of Stoic Matchmaker, LLC.

Have you ever dreaded waking up tomorrow because of a situation you know you must face? Or have you been caught off-guard by an immediate situation and your heart sinks? And for each of these events did you forget about God and miss a daily prayer to our Lord when you needed Him most?

Stoic Matchmaker is a Christian Meditation and Education Website where difficult real-life situations are used to teach you to overcome daily disruptions head-on by having a constant connection to God — at home, work, among friends, and family — Any Situation — you name it! YOU develop a faith-based mindset to OVERCOME ANXIETY and WORRY.

And as You Grow mentally stronger, others will notice and seek Your Guidance.

“And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.” Daniel 12:3

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""Seek the Lord and His strength; seek his presence continually!"; ..... "Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.""

1 Chronicles 16:11; Proverbs 4:7

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Live With A Faith-Based Mindset That Can Overcome Anxiety And Worry

Within my community, I teach members a method that allows them to make a positive difference, not just within themselves, but also the people around them. I've found that having Christians train with other Christians who are on a journey of Biblical success, allows one to address worries and anxieties head-on and win! It's a Christian partnership where Christians are walking by faith to tackle their ongoing issues together. My S-T-O-I-C METHOD Helps My Students To OVERCOME:

  • Worries and anxieties
  • Stress and depression
  • Walking with No armor of God

WALKING CLOTHED WITH THE ARMOR OF GOD THAT WILL MAKE YOUR MIND A FORTRESS AGAINST ANY MENTAL ATTACK

This is where Stoic Matchmaker helps you learn the power and value of meditation, where you FOCUS ON the BIBLE CONSTANTLY in your mind and allow the Holy Spirit to guide you. The S-T-O-I-C method gives you, GOD'S SOLDIER, that needed EMPOWERMENT - Empowerment that grows SITUATION by SITUATION.

WALKING CLOTHED WITH THE ARMOR OF GOD THAT WILL MAKE YOUR MIND A FORTRESS AGAINST ANY MENTAL ATTACK

S-T-O-I-C Storytelling Method

It’s simple – write 5 sentences reminiscing your success

  • Situation: What you faced
  • Teaching: Apostle Paul and Stoic Virtues
  • Outcome: What you felt immediately following the event
  • Illuminate: What you felt later about yourself after thinking about the event (an understanding or spiritual awareness)
  • Character: Trait you improved.

Better your mind 10 minutes at a time
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  • I’ve been overworked and am burnt out on my job.

  • “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” Epicurus
    “The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.” Book of Psalms
  • I decided to stay at it and push to improve my relationship dynamic rather than sacrifice all of the progress I had made up to this point.
  • I had two options: stay and improve my current situation or leave and start over from scratch. Both options have their benefits and downfalls, however leaving a relationship negates all the time and effort that I had already put into it. While that may be worth it in some situations, it is good to remember where you came from and what you have sacrificed to be here now.
  • I improved my ability to see past my current difficulties and make decisions based on a higher perspective.

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WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO WATCH OUR WEEKLY S-T-O-I-C STORYTELLING PODCAST.

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Need More Convincing? Biblical Meditation Does Work!

Meditating requires the reflection of our souls to see what we keep in our thoughts and our hearts. When we read the word of God slowly, as well as become absorbed in our prayers, we can humbly request for God to reveal all there is to understand of His Word. Of course, all of this can only be done by relying on the work of the Holy Spirit.

Furthermore, MEDITATING on the HOLY SCRIPTURES is an ESSENTIAL part of Christian living, and should always be part of your daily life. The S-T-O-I-C method follows this premise as you use SITUATION by SITUATION to STAY CONNECTED with GOD constantly!

Note that there are plenty of texts from the Bible that make it clear that meditation is essential. Some examples of this can be found in the book of Psalms, where it says:

  • “I will fix my mind on your principles, and meditate on your ways.”PSALMS 119:15
  • “That I will not sin against you, I have placed your words in my heart.”PSALMS 119:11

Other examples can also be found in other texts, such as Joshua (1:8) “This book and its words of law will not leave your mouth, but you will instead meditate on it night and day. You will be careful to follow all that is written inside. This will allow you to live prosperously, and you will be happy in your success.”

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A Little History on “Biblical Meditation”

Would you believe that the word “meditate” is mentioned in two different Hebrew words in the Old Testament? While one meaning is translated as a low pitch, muttering noise, the other meaning is translated as “to be absorbed in thought.” When combined, these two meanings can provide the idea of a person, such as yourself, quietly vocalizing the thoughts you have of the biblical texts.

Meditation is an activity that calls your mind to think things over and apply the works, ways, and promises of the Lord. As such, the focus of your meditation will always be on God, His majesty and glory, as well as all His works in this world. This results in creating the intention of changing your behavior, your speech, your goals, and ultimately, your life.

If this is your first time exploring meditation and what it can do for you, know that it is an activity used for the cultivation of holy thought. It is done consciously in front of God, through the help of God as a means of communicating with Him.

As your teacher, my goal is to teach you in the devotional practice that allows you to KNOW GOD better, LOVE GOD better, and come into CLOSER COMMUNION with Him. You’ll LEARN a path to GOD’S WISDOM and understanding that you seek as you FREE YOURSELF of ANXIETY and WORRY!

Remember: It’s the Situation Keeping My Connection with Him.

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Why Do You Need My Training? To Succeed In Making Those Crucial Decisions That AVOID An Enduring TRAGEDY FOR YOU.

Did you know that “GRAY DIVORCES”, those amongst adults aged 50+, the national divorce rate has roughly doubled since 1990 with researchers predicting such “gray divorces” will triple by 2030. And for those aged 65+, it has TRIPLED! Think about the SPIRITUAL (AND FINANCIAL) UPHEAVAL this causes to one’s life during your golden years. Talk about ENDURING STRESS and ANXIETY for most of your adulthood.  And the TRAGEDY ALL STARTED… when you were making those crucial decisions of DECIDING on WHO TO DATE! Dating sites were typically providing you with a picture and some kind of description about a person on your screen, and your decisions about whether to include another in your life were being based on these things alone. Conventional beauty and worldly gain is one thing, but finding an individual that you can truly depend on for a lifetime is a rarity. With my training, you will LEARN how TO EVALUATE that special SOMEONE while you gain more understanding about their life through quality time spent together.

Moreover, know that those I teach have already started on the right path toward becoming the best version of themselves. I encourage authenticity in my students by asking them to focus on the needs and concerns of everyone in the community, so we can all grow and thrive together. In this way, we all benefit from a lasting change, build genuine relationships and offer valuable lessons to one another.

By drawing from common interests, such as self-development and growth, you begin to see and feel yourself achieving your personal goal – a change in your mindset as you draw closer to God. I strive to highlight these amazing opportunities for every Christian, whether you’re single or married.

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To Avoid a Lifelong Tragedy, One Must Choose Their Spouse And Friends WISELY…

Continuing with our dating example, you must LEARN how to “INTENTIONALLY DATE”. Intentional dating is commonly defined as the process of purposefully getting to know a person romantically. It refers to two people who want to explore the possibility of getting into a LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIP. Moreover, intentional dating isn’t based just on superficial things such as financial status, physical attraction, or the convenience of having someone around.

Intentional dating is an ACTIVE way of DATING, rather than a passive one — both individuals will take conscious steps to advance their relationship, rather than waiting for a development to happen. Christians are COMMITTED to GOD. If you are a Christian, this means that you need to seek actively the Lord’s guidance in everything you do, including romance.

Ever have to make a  CRUCIAL DECISION and you didn’t know what to do, so you “FLIPPED THE COIN” in your mind and made a DECISION you REGRETTED for years to come?  My training will teach your mind how to MAKE SOUND DECISIONS! As you learn God’s wisdom from your training with me, your mind will change and as a Christian looking to date, you will now have the mindset to DATE for MARRIAGE. Your subsequent selection of a spouse will have a huge impact on your life, and if you have a calling in your church and community, you now know that your choice of a spouse will influence you immensely in these aspects. Due to this, God’s wisdom will reset your mind and your goal for dating will be focused on the future, rather than the present time.

And, by the way, God’s wisdom will help you SELECT those ‘TRUSTED FRIENDS” you can depend on in life, reset your mind to make difficult financial decisions correctly, and give you that needed insight for how to address those who attempt to “Stress You Out” in your daily life. BE GOD’S HERO, wear His Armor — YOU’VE GOT THIS!

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How Does Stoic Matchmaker Help
You Acquire a Biblical Mindset?

Stoic Matchmaker uses a storytelling method based on Apostle Paul’s teachings and the Stoic Virtues. It uses Bible study, reflection, and application to shape your mind into Christian thought as you grow closer to God.

  • How You View Yourself
  • How You View Relationships
  • How You View Situations
  • How You Deal with Stress
  • How You Control Anxiety

Join us in this beautiful journey toward a more hopeful tomorrow, and find comfort in the meditation of our God. His Wisdom and Understanding await you.

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Types Of Training Offered

TYPES OF TRAINING OFFERED

Hands-on Learning Classes via Online Meetings

Online meetings are held every Tuesday and Thursday to help members implement the Stoicess’ S-T-O-I-C  meditation method into their daily lives.

Each online meeting is 30 minutes long. Members may attend the first session from 11:30am – 12pm (CST) OR the second session from 12pm – 12:30pm (CST).

The meeting material used is from one of the Stoicess’ published books, “Partnerships on the Rocks”. A particular S-T-O-I-C situation addressed in the book will be presented during the roundtable meeting for attendee engagement, guidance, and problem-solving.

TYPES OF TRAINING OFFERED

Online Interactive Activities

Games, Writings, Podcasts, and Your S-T-O-I-C Success Stories are the cornerstone of my program.

As a member, you receive access to my Mobile App for ease of participation with others in all activities.

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If you perform the S-T-O-I-C writings for your initial 4 consecutive months, I will pay you $100 so your average cost equates to $5/month.*

*For more information, visit the Training Page and Terms & Conditions page, “Buying Members’ Stories.

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*For your initial 4 consecutive months with us, if you perform the S-T-O-I-C writings for 4 consecutive months, I will pay you $100 so your average cost equates to $5/month. For more information, visit the Training Page and Terms & Conditions page, “Buying Members’ Stories”.

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By using our services, you agree to the use of the auto-renewal payment feature from PayPal for payment to StoicMatchmaker if StoicMatchmaker has activated this feature. Upon termination of your account by either you or StoicMatchmaker, it is your responsibility to remove the auto-renewal payment feature from your PayPal account. Stoicmatchmaker will not be liable for your failure to remove the auto-renewal payment feature from your PayPal account.

Personal Profiles: 

You agree that your account is for your personal use only.

You agree to be solely responsible for all activities that occur under your username and password.

You are prohibited from creating more than one unique profile as a Registered User. 

You agree to complete your User Profile in its entirety immediately following clicking on the Register button; this includes posting a recent photo of yourself.

Blog Posts and Posting on Group Pages:
By posting information or content to any blogs, including Group Pages, on the Services, you agree to allow Stomatchmaker to add or remove words from such information or content posted or delete the entire posting or a portion thereof at any time.

Virtual Meetings:

For virtual meetings using Zoom® you agree that only authenticated members will be allowed to join. You also agree that as an authenticated member you will obtain a Zoom account and use the Zoom desktop client or mobile app to “sign in to join” the meetings. You further agree that members will not be able to join using the web client.

Disclaimer (or Limitations and Exclusions of Liability): 

NO WARRANTIES:

THIS SECTION WILL APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

STOICMATCHMAKER PROVIDES THE SERVICES AND ITS CONTENT ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND GRANTS NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES (INCLUDING ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN), INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. STOICMATCHMAKER DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED, ALWAYS AVAILABLE, ERROR-FREE OR WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT ANY DEFECTS IN THE SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED. STOICMATCHMAKER DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR, AND NO WARRANTY IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO, THE CONNECTIVITY AND AVAILABILITY OF THE SERVICES. STOICMATCHMAKER MAKES NO GUARANTEE AND DOES NOT PROMISE ANY SPECIFIC RESULTS FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES. THIS SECTION SHALL SURVIVE ANY TERMINATION OF THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL STOICMATCHMAKER, ITS OWNERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, AGENTS AND ATTORNEYS AND THEIR SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING EMOTIONAL DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, RESULTING FROM ANYONE’S USE OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING THE CONDUCT OF ANY USER OR OF ANY USER INTERACTIONS OCCURRING DURING EITHER ON OR OFF USE OF THE SERVICES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, STOICMATCHMAKER’S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, AND IRRESPECTIVE OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE ACTUAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO STOICMATCHMAKER IN SUBSCRIPTION FEES, IF ANY, FOR THE SERVICES IN THE PRECEDING TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD.

StoicMatchmaker reserves the right to modify, update, suspend, discontinue, or restrict the use of or access to the Services, or any portion of the Services, at any time and without notice or liability.

We make no representation that the Services will be uninterrupted or error-free, and we are not liable for any interruptions or errors contained within.

You assume all risk when using the Services. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users during and following use of the Services. StoicMatchmaker does not perform background checks on or screen any individuals who use the Services. Stoicmatchmaker is not responsible for any conduct by any user (yourself or others) during use or following use of the Services. StoicMatchmaker makes no warranties or representations of the conduct of any user of the Services. By registering with the Services, you are agreeing that StoicMatchmaker is not liable for any damages, direct or indirect, that may in any way arise to you or against you out of your use of the Services. Therefore, in the event that you suffer damages of any kind through your use of the Services, you agree to release StoicMatchmaker from any liability with respect thereof.  

Despite users of the service agreeing to these Terms & Conditions, StoicMatchmaker cannot guarantee that each user is at least the required minimum age, nor does StoicMatchmaker accept any responsibility for any content or other use of the Services by anyone under the minimum age in direct violation of these Terms & Conditions. It is possible for other users (including unauthorized users or ‘hackers’) to gain access to personal information about you through your use of the Services and to use your personal information for purposes other than those intended by you when you signed up to the Services. StoicMatchmaker is not responsible for the use of any personal information that you disclose on use of the Services.

STOICMATCHMAKER DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY, FOR THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF OTHER USERS (INCLUDING UNAUTHORIZED USERS), WHETHER THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OCCUR DURING THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR OTHERWISE.

StoicMatchmaker is not responsible for any interruption, delay in operation or transmission, error, deletion, omission, communications failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to any user, member or subscriber communications. StoicMatchmaker is not responsible for any problems or technical errors of any telephone network, online service, servers or providers, software, computer equipment, email systems, technical problems or congestion or service interruptions on the internet or the Services or combination thereof.

ALL INFORMATION OR MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED VIA YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN RISK AND DISCRETION AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL STOICMATCHMAKER BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM, MOBILE DEVICE, INTERNET ACCESS, OR ANY LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA THAT RESULTS OR MAY RESULT FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH CONTENT OR MATERIALS. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS OR ACTIONS WITH RESPECT TO ANY DAMAGE OF SUCH A NATURE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL FROM THE SERVICES.

Any advice or content posted with the Services is intended for informational and entertainment purposes and is not designed to replace any form of professional advice. StoicMatchmaker makes no representations or warranties and hereby disclaims all liability for any actions or effects on any person following the information offered or provided with the Services.

StoicMatchmaker shall not be held responsible for any service interruption or performance failure caused by acts of God (or natural disasters), strikes, power outages, terrorism, embargoes, war, fires or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of the affected party.

The Services may contain links to websites of third-parties, including without limitation, advertisers, which are not under the control of StoicMatchmaker, and StoicMatchmaker is not responsible for the content of any linked website or any link contained in a linked website, or any changes or updates to such websites. StoicMatchmaker provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply that StoicMatchmaker endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content on such third-party websites. Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers or sweepstakes sponsors found on or through the Services (including payment and delivery of related goods or services, any personal information or opt-in contact information voluntarily given to advertisers and sweepstake sponsors, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings) are solely between you and such advertiser or sweepstakes sponsor. You agree that StoicMatchmaker will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings, including the sharing of the information you supply to StoicMatchmaker with advertisers or sweepstakes sponsors, or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Services. Please visit our Privacy Policy to learn more about how we use your information.

Opinions, advice, statements, offers, or other information or content made available through the Services, but not directly by StoicMatchmaker, are those of their respective authors, and should not necessarily be relied upon. Such authors are solely responsible for such content.

STOICMATCHMAKER DOES NOT: (i) GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED WITH THE SERVICES, OR (ii) ADOPT, ENDORSE OR ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE, OR STATEMENT MADE BY ANY PARTY OTHER THAN STOICMATCHMAKER. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL STOICMATCHMAKER BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM ANYONE’S RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OR OTHER CONTENT POSTED ON THE SERVICES, OR TRANSMITTED TO OR BY ANY USERS.

Disputes Between Members

You acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Services and that StoicMatchmaker shall have no responsibility concerning such interactions. StoicMatchmaker reserves the right, but is under no obligation, to monitor any disputes between you and other users.

Should you have any claim or action against another user you hereby agree to pursue said claim or action independently of StoicMatchmaker and you hereby release StoicMatchmaker from any claims, liability and damages associated with such a claim or action.

If you believe that your work has been infringed and posted with the Services, please contact us in writing with the following information:

  • a physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
  • identification of the copyrighted work you believe has been copied or infringed;
  • a description of where the claimed copyrighted material is to be found with the Services (of sufficient detail to allow StoicMatchmaker to locate it);
  • a written statement by the complaining party that you have a good faith, belief that the disputed material is not authorized for use by the copyright owner;
  • a written statement by the complaining party, under penalty of perjury, that the information contained in this notification is accurate and truthful and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner; and
  • your contact details: name, address, telephone number and email address.

The above information must be submitted to the following address:

StoicMatchmaker, LLC
P.O. Box 1702;
10821 Red Run Blvd;
Attn: Copyright Agent
Owings Mills, MD 21117 USA

Please be aware that you might be liable for damages (including attorney’s fees and other costs) if you misrepresent any notification or claim that content is infringing upon your copyright.

Indemnity from Users:

User agrees to indemnify and hold harmless StoicMatchmaker, its officers, agents, employees, partners, affiliates, licensees and subsidiaries from any and all losses, claims, damages, expenses (including reasonable fees, disbursements, and other charges of Counsel), actions, proceedings, liabilities or investigations (whether formal or informal), or threats thereof, based upon, relating to, or arising in connection with any and all of the Services that StoicMatchmaker provides or claims to provide, as well as communications or meetings that you arrange on your own volition and on your own time with others who use the Services. You agree that you take sole and complete responsibility for any and all actions that might occur during any meeting, communication, or date.

You acknowledge and agree that you will indemnify and hold StoicMatchmaker, its owners, directors, shareholders, employees, affiliates, suppliers, agents and attorneys, and their successors and assigns, harmless from any and all liability, loss, demand or claim in connection with the content and all other information, material, messaging and communication you may receive from the Services and other users of the Service.

Limitation of Liability:

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL STOICMATCHMAKER BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA OR PROGRAMS, SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS AND PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES, EVEN IF STOICMATCHMAKER KNOWS OR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL STOICMATCHMAKER’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY IN ANY FORM OF ACTION WHATSOEVER IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR THE USE OF THE SERVICES INCLUDING CLAIMS SEEKING INDEMNITY, OR FOR ANY RECOVERABLE LOSSES OR DAMAGES ARISING UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, EXCEED THE TOTAL ANNUAL REGISTRATION PRICE PAID BY YOU FOR YOUR ACCOUNT DURING ITS THEN-CURRENT CONTRACT YEAR AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY. IF NO REGISTRATION PRICE WAS PAID TO STOICMATCHMAER, STOICMATCHMAKER DOES NOT RETAIN ANY LIABILITY.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL STOICMATCHMAKER BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, AND/OR INCIDENTAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, BODILY INJURY, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM COMMUNICATIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER REGISTERED USERS OF THE SERVICES. THIS INCLUDES ANY CLAIMS, LOSSES OR DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE CONDUCT OF USERS WHO HAVE REGISTERED UNDER FALSE PRETENSES OR WHO ATTEMPT TO DEFRAUD OR HARM YOU.

StoicMatchmaker and its contractors may use various ways of verifying information that users have provided. However, none of those ways are perfect, and you agree that StoicMatchmaker and its contractors will have no liability to you arising from any incorrectly verified information.

Indemnification:

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless StoicMatchmaker, its subsidiary and parent companies, and each of their officers, directors, employees, agents and related third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of any third party claim that (a) your use of or inability to use the Services, (b) any user postings made by you, (c) your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or (d) your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. StoicMatchmaker reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with StoicMatchmaker in asserting any available defenses.

This indemnification also applies to group activities where we use software such as Zoom® and Skype® to record the activity for commercial purposes. You understand and agree that when software such as Zoom and/or Skype are used, that the activity is being recorded and by participating in the recorded activity, you agree to allow Stoic Matchmaker to use the recording for commercial purposes and for non-members (such as the member's family or friends who are shown or heard on the video momentarily), you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless StoicMatchmaker, its subsidiary and parent companies, and each of their officers, directors, employees, agents and related third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of any third party claim that may ensue from our use of software such as Zoom® and Skype®.

Law and Jurisdiction: 

This Agreement and any dispute between you and StoicMatchmaker arising out of your use of the Services shall be governed by the laws of Maryland and no other laws and shall be exclusively settled by means of binding arbitration / mediation using a neutral arbitrator (not a judge or jury) as follows:

  • The appointed arbitration / mediation authority will be nominated by StoicMatchmaker;
  • The arbitration / mediation proceedings shall be held in Baltimore, MD;
  • The number of arbitrators / mediators shall be one;
  • The language used in the proceedings shall be English;
  • The applicable substantive law shall be Maryland;
  • Any award granted shall be final and binding and there shall be no appeal; and
  • By using the Services and legally entering into the terms of this Agreement you hereby agree, accept, understand and warrant that you:
    • Irrevocably consent to the above arbitration / mediation agreement as the exclusive means to settle any dispute resolution between you and StoicMatchmaker;
    • Waive any objection you have now or in the future to its location, jurisdiction and terms;
    • Acknowledge and agree to give up your right to go to court to assert any dispute or claim (except for matters that may be taken to small claims court); and
    • Acknowledge and agree to give up your right to join or participate in any litigation on a class action or representative basis in a private attorney general capacity (or other similarly situated persons) with respect to any claim.

Refusal of Service

Stoicmatchmaker reserves the right to refuse service to any person for any reason. StoicMatchmaker reserves the right to terminate or suspend your registration at any time and for any reason, with or without notice, including but not limited to breach of this Agreement. Cases of fraudulent or illegal activities may be referred to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. After your Membership or Subscription is terminated for any reason, all terms of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

As a Member, you agree that at any time you delete your profile from the website, StoicMatchmaker is under no obligation to continue to provide services to you as a member for the remainder of the payment period for which you paid, and StoicMatchmaker also reserves the right, at it's sole discretion, to refuse to continue to provide, or provide in the future, any services to you.

You agree that the Basic Training Member program ended as of 12pm on June 23, 2022 and that StoicMatchmaker is under no obligation to provide services to you if you make a future request to become either a Basic Training member.

Privacy:

StoicMatchmaker respects the privacy of its users and processes information about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy which is incorporated into this Agreement by this reference. By agreeing to the terms of this Agreement you give your consent to your information being processed according to our Privacy Policy and you warrant that the information you give is correct.

You understand and agree that although StoicMatchmaker endeavors to uphold the necessary safeguards concerning your personal data, StoicMatchmaker cannot ensure nor guarantee the safety, security or privacy of the information that you provide via the Internet or in email communications, and you hereby release us from any and all liability in connection with the use of this information by other parties.

Additional Information:

Please see our Privacy Policy page and Training Page for additional information.

Merger or Acquisition:

In order to ensure a smooth transition of the Services in the event of an acquisition, merger, reorganization, sale of any part of the Services owned by StoicMatchmaker, StoicMatchmaker may transfer your personally identifiable information to a third party as part of such acquisition, merger, reorganization or sale without notice to you, provided any such third party shall be liable to honor the terms of the Agreement.

Modifications to Service:

StoicMatchmaker will use commercially reasonable efforts to maintain the full operation of the Services, however StoicMatchmaker reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently the Services (or any part of the Services) with or without notice. You acknowledge and agree that StoicMatchmaker shall not be liable to you or any third party as a result of any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Services that it makes.

Email Communications and Test Profiles:

By becoming a user of the Services, you hereby agree to receive email communications from StoicMatchmaker. The emails sent to you by StoicMatchmaker as part of the Services may be relationship or transactional in nature. These emails may include but are not limited to, user profile announcements, Service announcements, Service changes, administrative related communications, newsletters, or emails containing commercial offers or promotions from StoicMatchmaker as well as third parties. From time to time, StoicMatchmaker may create test dating profiles or test networking profiles for the purpose of checking and testing the functionality of our Services to improve the quality and user experience for its users.

Data Retention Policy:

StoicMatchmaker’s Data Retention Policy is designed to help ensure compliance with legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information. Personal information that is processed by StoicMatchmaker for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary to provide the member with our Services.

As part of our commitment to keeping users safe, we have adapted our retention policy to privately retain information on deleted profiles for a reasonable length of time as may be required to comply with the appropriate law enforcement bodies in the event of cases of harassment, bullying or other criminal acts.

Buying Members’ Writings:*

Stoic Matchmaker, LLC is interested in producing a book of “S-T-O-I-C Storytelling Writings” based on its members’ experiences in life as its members practice Christianity and the stoic virtues based on learning gained through participation in our program. The writings will be based on our five (5) S-T-O-I-C Storytelling method. The writings will also be used by Stoic Matchmaker in program analyses for subsequent program improvement.


For this work, you agree that as a Registered member on the StoicMatchmaker.com website, you would like to be considered as a potential independent contractor (herein referred to as “seller” or “you” or “your” or “member” in this section) for hire by Stoic Matchmaker, LLC (herein referred to as “buyer” or “we” or “us” or “our” in this section) to produce our book of S-T-O-I-C Storytelling Writings.

You also acknowledge that from time to time, we will seek a seller to perform work for us by writing sentences based on using our S-T-O-I-C Storytelling method. When selected by buyer to receive an offer, seller will receive a written offer by email from buyer. Seller agrees to keep an active PayPal account which will be used to send payment for work to the seller. Seller also agrees that payment to seller will only be made via seller's active PayPal account. If seller does not keep an active PayPal account, seller agrees this offer is void -- No payment will be made to seller. Seller further agrees that any PayPal fees associated with seller's receipt of payment for work is the sole responsibility of seller.

As an independent contractor, if selected by us to perform the work (as the seller), you acknowledge you will be entering into a bilateral contract with us when writing the S-T-O-I-C Storytelling sentences. There will be a mutual exchange of promises between you and us. You will promise to (a) perform the work in a professional manner including providing a written product suitable for publication in the general public for all ages and (b) deliver the work in its entirety within the agreed upon timeframe. We will promise to pay you for performing the work. You will be selling your work to us. Thus, the contract will be considered making a promise and being the beneficiary of a promise for each party. 

*This is our current approach that may expire or change at any time. You acknowledge that the phrase “$50 paid if hired to write 5 sentences" and the phrase "$50 paid if hired to write 120 (one hundred twenty) T-O-I-C sentences for the Stoicess' Helpline Request" applicable following a consecutive 4 month period are not intended to and do not create a contract or offer of employment as an independent contractor. When selected by buyer to receive an offer, the seller will receive a written offer by email from buyer. You acknowledge that there are three "4 consecutive month periods" in a  year. You acknowledge that the "$50 paid if hired to write 5 sentences" requires the independent contractor to provide a "Mindset Behind the Storytelling" writing along with the 5 sentences S-T-O-I-C Storytelling writing.

Pricing of Services:

We reserve the right to change the price of our services at any time; notification to you will be made by either email (example MailChimp), the homepage of the website, the Training page of the website, or this Terms & Conditions page. 
The pricing of our services is currently on a monthly basis where one month equals 30 days.

Revision date:

This Terms & Conditions was last revised on June 27, 2022.

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