I don't mean to be rude, but she's not gonna give up her "nonsense". But daughter and I agreed that this teaching was unhealthy. I get it; I just don't buy into it. When I was 19, my boyfriend considered himself an atheist. The reality is that while God gave us a gospel of love and stands always ready to give us a helping hand, his mercy will not rob his justice. Our children 18,13,10 have become a handful. So that's something I can't say is good or bad. If this is someone you are to marry, then the rest will take care of itself.
My husband is more relaxed now - even with 14 hour days - and yes, I am starting to feel like he is "coming back". I suppose it depends on your personality. I love my former Mormon friends and family, but a relationship requires devotion and trust and understanding. It's up to you to decide whether or not this is someone worth waiting for. While it's true that Mormons are not one-dimensional and completely predictable, the odds of a successful relationship, given the OP's description of his girlfriend, are slim. Most of us were suckled on that teat too. Reconciling this with the doctrine of temple marriage is trickier.
To his defense, when we were great, we were great. The right age for getting married varies depends for men and women. Do you want to be married in the temple. And even then it will put Huge stress on it and on you for the rest of your life. We haven't been on holiday in years first because of no money as he was studying while in worked. With that being said, I have long considered myself just a tad outside super TBM since we watched Game of Thrones, drank energy drinks, and occasionally stayed in my running clothes sans garments to do yard work. You will be able to best gauge where her beliefs stand in regards to the church if you listen to how she describes her mission. If you do manage to break her away from the church, her family will be there to continue sowing doubt.
December 18, Please tell me you're not in NC, dagny. Which is the highest place in heaven aka celestial kingdom. Though my mother never openly complained about this, I could see it in her eyes. None felt right, ever. Mormons are very strict about avoiding sex outside of marriage. I visit him every month, we managed to go on weekend trips when he's off and he's spend all his vacay time with me and his family. I don't think we are going to end up being friends but I'll get over that. He doted on me, and we had long skype conversations for the first few weeks.