And yet I have such profound respect for his role in our community. If you are dating a Mormon man or woman, be genuinely interested in their religion. BYU was once the perfect place to find a great young woman and get married. 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. You just don't want the kids to realize how much you resent him. Yes, do sever the relationship. Plan on rolling your eyes A LOT at family get torturers together. She is now happy with her uber-Mormon boyfriend and I am happily dating other people as well. And I resent being viewed as just the wife of a doctor rather than my own person with her own accomplishments and aspirations. I am trying to help him stay at the church nth work, I think if I really love him like I always tell him I should let him chose and love him the way he is.
I married a recent convert girl в she may as well have been a nonmember в and less than a year later we got an annulment. She is going on a mission which means she is heavily invested in performing according to the cultural expectations. We always went every Sunday, had family prayer and scripture reading, etc. Now learn about how all of your doubts can be resolved through apologetics. That's probably true, and that would be a great thing for her, but they wouldn't see it that way. Dozens of missionaries have told me that the gender ratios in other countries are far, far worse. I have been married to an anesthesiologist for 15 years his 2nd marriage. If you don't mind some slightly off-topic advice, I can assure you that you will meet plenty of other beautiful, interesting women going forward. She will probably feel persecuted and attacked if you try. There are other ways.
I asked, he refused. And her husband now is dead and she is left to wonder about their future. Now after reading this blog I feel like I made the right choice. And you know what. You need to do something interesting and keep her faith up. It is an act of faith. He had no idea what he was getting himself into. There will, in fact, still be churches besides our own. But DON'T become in need of care as a spouse. I get it; I just don't buy into it.
Mormonism has a lay clergy, so everyone serves in the Church. I was lucky with my TBM. Can they keep a job and or clean up after themselves.