I'm grateful that my husband is not the OCD controlling type that others are complaining about. Their thinking is something like this. I have observed in relationships among friends and family inside and outside of the church that holding a temple recommend does not guarantee a strong, happy marriage. We seem to be one two different planets communication in two different languages. With me it's less about taking my time and more about the mental drain. But that parent-child relationship was bound to change anyways as you become an adult. Again, reading your blog definitely opened up my eyes to many things I was totally oblivious to. For instance, I am okay with the us not seeing each other very often part. He had a nervous breakdown- panic attack by 10am. Sexually, risque and the such is essentially the same as baptists and fundamental Christians.
I'm in the exact same pulling-out-my-hair situation that you are. They believe that the body is a temple that needs to be worshiped, and that inner beauty is more important. And I resent being viewed as just the wife of a doctor rather than my own person with her own accomplishments and aspirations. There are plenty of marriages between Mormons and non-Mormons.
I was in your same position years ago. She's such a martyr and a great person for doing this. It's also possible that deep down she's like many of us here, and her shelf will break and she'll want out. Hence, ensure that the girl or guy you want to date is above 16; although with changing times, some kids may date younger, if your love interest is not keen on going out until 16, then hold off. The Mormon girl has the light of Christ shining through her, and you were drawn in.
You should be fine as long as you stick to the lines you have laid out. Good to see that I'm not alone. This sub is a great place to do that. We decided early on that having only one working parent was critical -- I am always the one that flexes to his schedule like it or notand staying home with our child enables me to do that.