I grew up in Utah, attended BYU, and served a mission. I could never do it. Now I feel like a stepford wife. This is a reply to all. How can I be more supportive.
Until you can believe someone else's beliefs are reasonable, you will not be able to treat them with the respect they deserve. Your crush will watch you closely to see how you interact with these little ones. Do you really want to wait two years to enjoy sex, fun, happiness, intimacy with someone. The thing is I didn't want to marry someone who I'd never see or spend time with. What can I or your spouse do to make my spouse feel more important besides not being a physician. There will be struggles in marriage and childrearing whether or not he is a member.
What do you do while they are away. Plan on her family trying to torpedo your relationship if you don't convert. I'd suggest the essays. Even if he just has a weekend free, getting away, just teh two of us, helps so very much. I'm so comforted by this thread.
I hate to say it, but I don't see this ending well. However, I believe there are rules set, and we receive certain blessings when we obey said rules. If you stay together l, you are going to have to remind her of that commitment. I've heard way too many stories of people breaking up with amazing people and they end up alone or in a less happy relationship. I've been in a similar situation before. In the meantime, she will probably view you as being less than a Mormon man who is a faithful priesthood holder. I suggest to run as it will not get better. And a YW leader feels soory for my daughter who is growing up in a home without the priesthood. We met on the day he was accepted into medical school, lived together for his rotations during 3rd and 4th years and were all set to move together for residency.