Not every LDS person does, unfortunately. The history of racism and violence is upsetting. If you can't do that, realizing that your partner may never come around to your side of things, you are not ready to marry this person. Our relationship also hasn't really progressed-- we're still only spending the same amount of time together that we were a few months ago. The scriptures say that one of the main reasons good people don't join the church is because they just haven't been introduced to it. In many ways, she was everything that I ever wanted in a spouse, but in other ways she was not what I ever expected.
I don't know if it's worse for us: For me, it's been an inner battle with myself, should I follow my husband or should he follow me as I am one year ahead. It is coming close to the time where I will be preparing for the MCAT and it is going to get a lot more hectic than it has been. So, one would one think, "yay, she works, has a life and friends and has avoided the ongoing loneliness and "empty nest syndrome". I wouldn't end a relationship with her, just as I wouldn't deny someone a job, or refuse to socialize with someone who is a Mormon. If it seems one is unable to find a spouse within the church, which commandment do you keep. Let them explore and see the many people who love Heavenly Father and serve him with all their heart. Which even the kind ones are. But, as someone posted earlier we did not marry a physician completely for the status and money, we also expect as should any wife love and respect.
I have been dating a surgeon and we are thinking about marriage. In five short days. Initially I thought he would join the church and life would get back on the only track I knew. Why prophets are awesome. So do you just never give anything back to SOs in terms of time or small gestures. If you are willing to understand and accept these, whether or not you are a Mormon, you can have a fun time dating Mormon girls. Do some research of your own as well, so that you know a little more about the person you are dating. I am so happy I found this blog. Sometimes I often think he is a wrong choice.
Needless to say, his top choices were not near my family and friends. Comes home 4 am and 7 am he goes to work again. Today was his day off and not one word from him. That settles it for me. It would put him in a position of feeling less and being looked down on. There have been many times my husband or I have actually said something like "it is good that I am committed to our marriage because this is not fun". There are times where u rarely hear from him and then he contacts me.