His fellow resident is married and seems like a good guy, I want to believe my bf will change. Every aspect of me needs to meet his specifications. BUT it could easily have gone the other way. I don't think I can do it again. It sucks but ultimately what Mormonism does to people is it makes them value adherence to church more than their relationships with people. I love how this applies to ALL marriages. I think there's a chance you two can find a way to agree on a lifestyle and values. 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. I was happy to read your blog. For every lesson and sermon preached about loving everyone, there are one or two lessons on avoiding outsiders because they will destroy your eternity.
By all means, I encourage you to try having those discussions and to make a mental note of when you would choose to walk away instead. Real love just happens. I tried to date Mormon women, honestly.
If you have tended to straddle the line between light and dark in the past, or have been a partier, expect to make some changes for this relationship, and expect certain things from your new crush. You are commenting using your Twitter account. I would not have wanted to be dismissed as crazy and unworthy of attention when I was still a member, because it wouldn't have been true. I still love my Heavenly Father and my Savior. Do whatever it takes to at least learn from your relationship with your Mormon crush. 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. We have 5 kids and my eldest wants to become a doctor. I would find it therapeutic to type out all of my feelings and at the same time he would get an update.
Just going to jump in and then jump out I remember how idealistic I was back then, but here's reality: You will be without him most of the time. I would have to say absolutely NOT!!!!. Anecdotes vs a much larger sample size. If you do end up having sexual relations, she will feel guilty, and it will affect your relationship, you can count on that. We generally don't talk on the phone, but text a few times throughout the week. This does not mean that you cannot do those things, but remember that she will not be able to do them with you. She needs to be, and maybe she will get there. In my view, baptism at 8 is just a variation on infant baptism. Mormonism is an all-in religion. This woman is a human being, not a caricature of a TBM.