I wanted to be able to fully share my faith with my spouse, but this expectation was now up in the air. I'm really glad to hear a few of you have stories of happy interfaith relationships, or leaving the church together, so there's always a chance. I figured he may still be finding his feet in his residency and as we grow closer, he might start putting in more effort. What a joke for an archaeologist. Hey Guys- I as well married a female Doc. Only idiots are unfriendly to non-Mormon spouses. I tried my best, every bit of me…. Initially I thought he would join the church and life would get back on the only track I knew. Read on to know the dating rules of Mormons, and some tips on how you can make it work with this special guy or girl. A Mormon will tearfully and emotionally recite whichever lesson they need at the given moment.
At the very least, I might have tried to persuade my husband to pursue a different career, if only a less-demanding area of medicine. The closet is deep though I think that's seriously generalizing. Mormon women greatly value sincerity of purpose. I knew a Mormon girl who got rides from her Mormon friends for casual sex dates with men she met on Tinder. It's been really helpful already. However, for me, there have been some perks too. As my husband learns about Mormonism I get to see it through his fresh eyes. Pretty alarming how unsophisticated so many presumably well-educated people's expectations are of marriage. Even if the church believes a bunch of crazy nonsense, and she believes it too, I still really like her and would like to see whether we can have some good intellectual conversations about this stuff. Would you rather give up the prospect of being married in the temple, the assurance of children being raised in the church, and parts of Mormon culture for your boyfriend, or a great man for your beliefs.
God works by small and simple means to bring about His great and eternal purposes. You just can't imagine the heap o' hurt you're potentially setting yourself up for. She might want to follow the 'virgin until marriage' part, or she may personally decide to forego following that in secret. How would that motivate you to work out every day to get a girl. If she can't or won't consider that the church is a lie, you need to move on because this relationship can't go anywhere. There is no question this is the true church. When those are not around or when the circumstances or the spirit indicate otherwise then prayer is more than enough. But no one can move on to one of the 3 Kingdoms until they accept Christ and totally repent. Wife finds out, affair continues, but now he is the perfect husband, and she is the perfect wife. If you feel peaceful with your decision and you feel it is right that should be helpful.
So, one would one think, "yay, she works, has a life and friends and has avoided the ongoing loneliness and "empty nest syndrome". Until you can believe someone else's beliefs are reasonable, you will not be able to treat them with the respect they deserve.
I am not married yet, there is some consolation in that. If you can't, then it's best to move on.