Dating does not necessarily mean an exclusive relationship. Right now she won't even watch a movie. I would show her this recent post for example: Her family will also be thinking about this and will talk to you about it when you spend time with them. He should tell her that he will never convert, and that if she will not be happy unless he does, the relationship should end. Mormonism is not meant to be a casual part of a Mormon's life but it is meant to be the center. Read our Exit Stories from Mormonism. Yes, I have considered alternatives. He has no vices, is the happiest person I know, is a healthy role model of manhood for my teen daughter and loves me to the depth of his soul.
Probably, not Mount Meadows level, but be prepared to have to apologize on her behalf a lot. She wants the eternal temple marriage and you will be her long term project TL;DR I considered ending my marriage of Save yourself pain by getting out before it gets harder. But thinking of the children I could not live with myself to do that. Either way, if you have kids and you don't convert, she will divorce you and take your kids away from you and you will be shunned from her community. When you make the best choice for you, blessings will follow. The man presides over everything. A stereotype I hope will be destroyed someday, but not today. It sounds like you HAVE done your best in the past. All in good time, my dear.
I'm a single, financially independent woman. She likely hasn't had many long-term relationships and has no idea what dynamics are involved in one. The sons inevitably went inactive later in life. On your own dime. You can't reason with fanatics, and you got one. Does your new girlfriend have eight brothers and sisters.
On the plus side though, after you leave the church, you'll get to spend the remainder of your days bashing it on Reddit. Again, I deeply love my dad, but these were things that I had to deal with. So if you are caffeine junky, be sure that you can adjust to and accept your date's beliefs before going on a date. For reference we're both in our mids. If you like your regular fix of alcohol or nicotine, then dating a Mormon probably isn't a good idea. However, "medical families" can work. I'm blessed that he is well and doing so well in school. But you can't make her think about the numerous facts that disprove Mormonism. It's not impossible, just painful and unlikely.