I'd at least insist that at 12 the kids can choose to disaffiliate. I wanted to be able to fully share my faith with my spouse, but this expectation was now up in the air. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that all sexual relationships outside of marriage defined as the legal union between a man and a woman are sinful. My husband, regardless of religious affiliation, is a beloved son of our Heavenly Father who is very much worthy of my love, affection and dedication. If you do believe it fully, are you not really going to want him to make the conversion ultimately. My father told him it's never too late to leave whether we are married with kids or just engaged. Made me feel ok to read this Thank you for writing. I wouldn't purposefully subject my daughters to that BS. Some other times I admire myself and ask God for help. That's all she thought about for 18 months, plus the months leading up to it, and winding down.
He's a big boy and can make up his own mind. The issue is that we have really spectacular sex that will often last for hours including foreplay haha, not all PIV, thank God. And he needs to trust his instincts if he thinks she's being dishonest. All that being said, no one can tell you what is right for you except Heavenly Father. This woman is a human being, not a caricature of a TBM. On top of that, we don't have personal time for each other and as a family often. As a non-Mormon male widower Catholic contemplating marrying a devout temple recommended widow, I thank you all for the wonderful blog. It is positively shocking. Sexually, risque and the such is essentially the same as baptists and fundamental Christians. I wanted very much to make it work with us, and was willing to compromise in areas that I normally wouldn't.
I suggest to run as it will not get better. I grew up believing that when, where, and by what authority I was married were equally important to whom I married. She will insist on raising her children in the Mormon church. I knew a Mormon girl who got rides from her Mormon friends for casual sex dates with men she met on Tinder. I feel as if my husband and I just live passed eachother. Things have been mostly good, but there are always challenges to deal with. But you are setting yourself up to leave the Church more easily, and even if you agree the children will be raised Mormon, your kids will likely not continue to participate in the Church as adults. Someday she may really regret everything, and miss you like crazy. There's this fantasy perpetuated in the religion that if you're good and pure enough, that any man you meet would eventually see the truth and join the church for you. My dear faithful LDS aunt married a good non-member man.
That and this recent article https: They are trying to explain how it's ok that the founder used a magic rock to hunt for buried treasure to earn money, and then used that same "seer stone" to translate the Book of Mormon.
I do get the odd text but now with 3 weeks to his exam, calls are out of the question. Discover the joys of a non-sexual relationship and find sincere ways to show affection without sex.