I am active in church, I take my kids regularly, and I have callings. At the risk of overloading this post, I'm going to copy and paste here, a Reddit comment that I made in this exmo sub the other day. He was also a poor communicator and felt he didn't need to voice certain things, like 'I love you'. Now, he has just started a new training in a new country and i am so lonely here. I was the bishops' daughter who went to BYU but didn't go on a mission because I was already married with a 10 month old by my 21st birthday. Do FaceTime with her when she gets there to drink tea.
Now that my boyfriend and I are beginning to talk about a future together, though, I realize that I need to consider this question of marrying outside of the church very carefully. She is a returned missionary, and won't Marry you if you want to stay atheist. After 21 years and an approaching empty nest, my husband has taken a new mistress His new, or rather, "renovated" mistress is physical activity. If you are dating a Mormon man or woman, be genuinely interested in their religion.
She's too heavily invested in Mormonism for that. It made me sad to think that the thing that was most important my life в my faith в was something that I could never fully share with my husband. Instead, I found someone outside the cult and we've been married almost 32 years She's looking for a dedicated priesthood holder who will take her to the temple. So I am a female senior pre-med student. Dozens of missionaries have told me that the gender ratios in other countries are far, far worse.
By those standards, I was a failure, my husband wasn't "good enough" - and my daughter had ambitious real goals that required a lot of time and effort. Remember she will only try to convert you because she thinks it is in your best interest. So for anyone reading this - I completely agree with all your advice!. The church really needs to tailor to more partial LDS families, imho. That is her ultimate goal when it comes to dating and choosing potential mates. I'm surprised this thread is still getting replies. And even longer when you add that one-year fellowship to the end of it. Reconciling this with the doctrine of temple marriage is trickier. But the loneliness and the hours ER shifts are taken everything I had left in me. And depending on his views of the Sabbath, you will probably get the tug of war on Sundays.