Eventually I hope each wards get to a point where they know that as a ward family our job is simply to make sure that each person, member or non member knows that when they enter the house of the Lord, they are loved. I'm sorry you may be hearing a lot of negativity from us. God roots for both our teamsвthe hopeful screw-ups and the straights. He actually wanted them to be active in a religion and thought this was a good idea. And there's a story I'm going to look again for too.
Thanks for commenting on my blog. Every school events, social gathering, especially weekend calls is making me sad. A lot of Mormons escape that pitfall and can put people first. I have been happily married to a non-mormon for 20 years. Sometimes I complain to my kids and to my husband. Whenever you bring something up, they'll say if it's not on lds.
So, we decide to take a "break" because there was so much tension and resentment in the relationship. Dozens of missionaries have told me that the gender ratios in other countries are far, far worse. We met at home just before he went back to school and even though we only had a week together, it was whirlwind and we already spoke of marriage and kids. Props to people who do. A lot of people are religious. I appreciate your honest, and I really like the way you phrased things, particularly this sentence: Thank you for your comments. There are a lot of single people in the world. All those are reasons to give the church some elbow room but they are not reasons for actually staying.
And I never found that "good Mormon girl". The goal of dating at that age is to broaden your social circle and learn more about yourself. He hasn't proposed and instead of saving for a ring he is going to use the money to travel to go to his friend's wedding. Love the way you normalize the challenges of being married. My husband started a solo practice and the last few years have been very difficult on our marriage- financially as well as personally. Sorry dude, she is in way to deep. I got married to for love and companionship, not to essentially be lonely with a lot of nice things and raise my children "as if" I were a single parent. I'd at least insist that at 12 the kids can choose to disaffiliate. Getting things done, solve every problems, started my day with long a to-do list daily. It was actually causing more of a rift than bringing us together.