And even then it will put Huge stress on it and on you for the rest of your life. I am so glad to have found this blog too. I wouldnt encourage my kids to date a mormon. I don't know how to manage the resentment. I'm not a doctors wife - im a doctors GF - but I expect that to change soon. Please think carefully before marrying with someone works in medical industry. The church didn't do it to her but it helped create the environment that allowed it to happen.
I now think that 2 is the only reasonable choice to make, even as a man в staying single my whole life в until and unless I find the woman whom I cannot live without, the woman who is a true companion to me. Read our Exit Stories from Mormonism. I suppose it depends on your personality. Might be worth working through the missionary lessons and CES letter to see if they can agree at least to disagree.
She will be surprised that a non-Mormon holds the same values she does and respect you. God brought the two of us together, and we are truly in love. Too often, I think, priesthood holders think that being overly controlling, they are simply wielding their authority in the home. Single women who are educated, regardless of religion, are also going to find similar gender imbalances among their educated peers nowadays. That would only encourage her to give up other standards that really are serious and to become like the typical Western degenerate. At that point we quit going and focused on her goals and family bonding. When she had a strict 6: If there was a disagreement, one person was supposed to submit to the other, consult a rulebook that covered almost everything, or turn to a church leader to decide for them. I suppose it depends on your personality. If your date has been an active member of the Church who is following these moral guidelines, then she will not be willing to involve herself in a sexual relationship with you. I would not have wanted to be dismissed as crazy and unworthy of attention when I was still a member, because it wouldn't have been true.
But realistically, if she is not open minded enough to even listen to someone who has a contrasting view of the church - how will she not continually discount you and your lack of beliefs. So yea, I blame residency for his general 'unavailability', and I would assume that is the case with your guy too. Well, you know what you're not going to get into before marriage So fuck that relationship. Having read the majority of the posts, my only real comment is that "sacrifice must be appreciated by both parties".