March 19, And congratulations, "lovableluciferian" for walking away from the precipice of an untenable relationship. Meaning that unless you are willing to become Mormon And your savings account. And Mormons were basically encouraged to marry other mormons. She never mentioned TSCC. After a lot of thought during that relationship with a non-Mormon, I laid out exactly what struggles I was probably going to face: I was worried about my own faith. Do you think that is too draining too. The doctrinal and afterlife issues around a non-temple marriage are an entirely different topic, and one that I am personally much more at peace with than my questions about how one might make an interfaith marriage work in this life. Too often, I think, priesthood holders think that being overly controlling, they are simply wielding their authority in the home. My husband did his best to do the same though a medical career makes it a challenge. No beliefs are protected from challenge, the rules of evidence, or derision.
I don't think you should abandon the relationship just because she is lds. I also definitely don't want her raising my future children, though, and I'll be very clear about that. It may not seem like a big deal now, but eventually it will probably surface that at best, the church impacts and influences her behavior in almost every area, at worst, it dictates it. My religious faith saved my sanity but I still worry. Of course she won't want to watch something that in her mind attacks her religion. It is positively shocking. Mormon theology is pretty clear: But Mormon theology is also rich with opportunities for second chances.
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 told her that but maybe she doesn't believe me. She might not be keeping the Word of Wisdom, living according to the Law of Chastity, or attending church regularly. They think highly enough of themselves, don't add to their ego. And he likes the idea of us raising our daughter with the values the Mormon church instills on their youth.
They don't have any time. I think doctors have a different perspective of death and loss, because they deal with it so much. If you feel peaceful with your decision and you feel it is right that should be helpful. Looking back, I can say that when I received this answer to my prayers, I was at one of the most spiritually high moments of my life. I am so happy to not be working in the medical field any more.