We'll discuss further after the holiday and see where we end up. Jack is right about the demographics. Take your date to a club with loud music and an open bar, or an R-rated or violent movie, and the prospects of it going well are daunting. I married someone that wasn't of my faith and it worked great. I've heard way too many stories of people breaking up with amazing people and they end up alone or in a less happy relationship.
It is not easy for a nonmember spouse to understand a three hour worship block plus callings etc. Say goodbye to all that. Women do not get to hold the priesthood and function in an equal role with men. I keep telling myself we just have to get through these exams, then it will be easier, but now I am beginning to realise that it will probably always be like this!. Lately we haven't been talking much as he doesn't want the "scrap time" that I have left over, but instead wants quality time. He will have to wait outside if his children marry in the temple. I have plenty to do but I do it alone. At first it didn't bother me, but after a while I started feeling more like a booty call and less like a SO. They're very caring in some ways, but lack where it matters most.
If he has to work late call a girlfriend or paint a picture. Learn all you can. Like you, I didn't marry for the paycheck wouldn't have done me any good. I married a person, not a religion. How does one go about trying to develop a relationship with someone whose schedule is so unpredictable and whose free time is so sparse. Medical school and residency is really intense, and I think it's pretty common for doctors to get married a little later in life than the average couple.
I got married so that we could build a life together. As for the Mormon cohort he will be exposed to, I have two thoughts: And so far as I could tell, it worked and no one tried to drag her husband into the church. But that was also a possibility if he had married a non-mormon. A good doctor must be willing to sacrifice his own needs for the good of his patient and as his wife, you sacrifice as well. He totally blew me off and said "blah blah blah" and it was so early in our relationship that I was taken aback and didn't push the issue then and there. Going back in time, it was never encouraged for people to marry outside their faith and this covered most christian religions in the United States. I also know that my husband's job as a Surgeon is before us my kids and I.