My boyfriend is just going into his third year of med school. In areas with lots of single Mormons of dating and marriageable age, the Church has established singles wards. Sorry you had to go through this, but it's for the best if she's about to leave on a mission. If you have a literal belief that you need to have a temple marriage to go to the celestial kingdom, you will always keep a secret desire to convert your spouse. Listen, you are in a bad situation and it just has not come to a head yet. I can deal with the hours its when he comes home and is so burnt out it kills me. This can also be the basis for forming important friendships, and learning proper skills for social interaction. But you can't make her think about the numerous facts that disprove Mormonism. I don't know if I want to be a single mother of four kids. I can say this.
If you like your regular fix of alcohol or nicotine, then dating a Mormon probably isn't a good idea. Btw, you bringing up CES letter shit before thanksgiving will guarantee a very awkward time with the GF and probably the family for the day. I will keep reading, but it looks like most of the stuff about racism and polygamy has been "adequately" explained away by updates to LDS. And after years of this struggle, will your love for him and desire to avoid the hassle cause you to reduce your activation. The church is really good at putting on a happy, wholesome face to show the world, but if you look behind the curtain, you see that it's a despicable cult. I'd at least insist that at 12 the kids can choose to disaffiliate. His pager will become your most despised enemy. I was so happy and went to him, that was how we started living together happily again. If I had one thing to add, mixed race marriages are quite similar. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the position of the Church.
This was the biggest one for me. I know a non-Mormon guy who married a Mormon woman and has kept her beautiful and desirable, by encouraging her religious involvement, even though he avoided Mormonism himself. I believe that there will be a lot more mercy than justice being dished out at the judgment. If your spouse believes in infant baptism, will you allow the children to have that. As my husband learns about Mormonism I get to see it through his fresh eyes. Adding an interfaith element means you have many more adjustments to make. The church will be in your bedroom, finances, and all your decisions. And as many posters stated, it is something that needs to be seriously discussed with your potential partner. Does your new girlfriend have eight brothers and sisters. I am totally okay with anything that doesn't place physical or mental demands on me.
Honestly, it isn't her fault. I explained to her that from my perspective, if a religious person does something good, you can't trust them because they're doing it for the wrong reasons: When an atheist does something good, you know they're not doing it for any reason other than to help someone else. My husband was definitely worth the heartache and suffering that I endured but I am grateful that he was able to see that our family was worth a change in lifestyle.