Maybe if I met him at another point in time, things would have worked with us. And there are questions and lessons that dual-faith couples face that zero-faith or single-faith households do not. I'm so comforted by this thread. This does not mean that you cannot do those things, but remember that she will not be able to do them with you. In her mind if you never accept the gospel you are denying her eternal exaltation as a God. This always seemed terribly wrong to me. Religion is super important to LDS people but there's also alot of exmormons. If she says yes. That said, there are also a lot of pricks inside the church, who fully deserve membership.
The most damning information is in the footnotes of the essays. We don't have many nights out and he does sleep when he can but he has a surgeon's ego and so being great in bed is a priority for him. Make sure you are According to the teachings of the Church, Mormon youth should not date before the age of This is more of a custom than a hard rule, but it is a good standard to follow, as you will probably not be mature enough to effectively handle that kind of personal relationship before then. That is a goal worth fighting for. I think your response is Bang on. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the position of the Church. I have a better and fuller relationship with God because my own practice has been supplemented by additional observance. As soon as she becomes dissatisfied, she will turn face and educate the OP about just how wrong it would be for her to stay with him.
Your relationship with your family will be healed, and so will you. I've decided not to mention the CES letter or anything that could be considered "anti-mormon. I got married to for love and companionship, not to essentially be lonely with a lot of nice things and raise my children "as if" I were a single parent. Take the time he actually can give you, and appreciate it. As my husband learns about Mormonism I get to see it through his fresh eyes. After about 3 months of his occasional interjecting of facts See that 14 year old girl. This has been a good distraction when she's doing awkward shifts but coordinating time together can be difficult. And of course, everyone has a different experience. I do get the odd text but now with 3 weeks to his exam, calls are out of the question. I'm pretty disturbed by the level of dismissiveness seen in many of the comments here.
Now, lest you look at this all and say, "sheesh, go to counseling. He's in his second year of residency and we're talking about me leaving everything to get engaged and move up with him. It MAY be true that a year in, her shelf will crack and she'll leave with him. She started crying when I explained this to her. So I've been dating my boyfriend for more than a year. In fact, the church is designed to help people come unto Christ, who is the only one who can change our hearts and help us overcome ourselves to come back to him. It is not the norm. I know that time spent together even when we're both just sleeping is valuable. No walking your daughter down the aisle, no giving your daughter away at the alter, nothing but you standing outside the temple waiting till it's over.