I'd at least insist that at 12 the kids can choose to disaffiliate. Hell we haven't even gone in a date yet. When I talk to him about this he seems to agree that he doesn't like the person he's becoming and doesn't look forward to a career in medicine, but says he can't leave medicine. I've been doing it wrong. Your crush will watch you closely to see how you interact with these little ones.
Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. And if he loves you as much as you love him. We've been dating two plus years, and we find a key is taking vacations. All I can think about is the fact that his schedule means that I will have to be the one to shoulder all the parenting and household responsibilities.
I realize my situation is less about marriage, and more about dating, but any advice would be greatly appreciated. If all you are looking for is some non-serious dates to have a good time, you should be fine. God works by small and simple means to bring about His great and eternal purposes. Also, love how you describe how God has our backs and we can actually act on the notion of things hoped for that are not seen instead of the quaint pseudo idea that all things are known in advance, step by step, and lead to mortal and eternal bliss.
I wish I could reach out to this girl and tell her not to pass up an awesome guy. Mormons are one of the few remaining groups with healthy women. Every school events, social gathering, especially weekend calls is making me sad. There are some gems like admission to peep stone in a hat translation to the book of Mormon and angels with swords commanding polygamy, but if someone believes Joseph Smith really did stuff his face into a hat and translate scriptures about ancient jews coming to America, it means they are insane, and you can't reason with an insane person. He knows that is a possibility. These garments will not be fun for dating, if you know what I mean. The most important thing is an open dialogue, as you say, and utmost respect for the other person. They're very caring in some ways, but lack where it matters most. If you aren't sealed together, say good-bye for eternity.