Do you see yourself marrying this person if marriage is something you are interested in for the future. You need to do this ceremony first where you end up pledging all your money and property to the church:. Unfortunately, I can't answer the questions about marrying him etc. You will only have a happy relationship if either you both believe in the Mormon Church, or both do not believe.
I don't know if I want to be a single mother of four kids. We also do not allow harassment of those who post about being victims of rape, or who state that they are contemplating suicide. Don't let her try to bring in the missionaries to explain; remind her that she is an RM and knows all they do and probably much more. She probably has not studied the real truths behind Mormonism and thinks her beliefs are the only way to become a God while living eternally with family in the life hereafter. God Bless you and all the other doctors' wives that have transparently shared their experiences on your page. And Mormons were basically encouraged to marry other mormons. And there is NO taking them off to wear a sleeveless shirt, cute sun dress or regular, girl-length shorts in the summer. It is how she is programmed and it is a fundamental tenant of the religion. But what does it really mean to be a patriarch, to lead your tribe. I would do it all over again and thank my lucky stars that I found this man, that he loves, and that I love him.
He should tell her that he will never convert, and that if she will not be happy unless he does, the relationship should end. Now the Pew survey only took into account self-identification, i. It won't be easy. Not in endless discussions of temple marriage, not ever. Go on your different ways as friends and don't expect your relationship to go anywhere. Not the end of the world. I'm not afraid of long distance, nor am I afraid of moving to follow him for med school, residency, fellowship etc. Going along with her cult might feel fine when it is just you in her, but if you have kids, it will be very different. And no one has the right to judge you for your decision.
Public displays of affection PDA show a lack of self-control. He then proceeded to beat the shit out of her for a decade. I would like to ask for some advice from the spouses of Docs or Docs to be on how to handle the house responsibilities. She might want to follow the 'virgin until marriage' part, or she may personally decide to forego following that in secret. That's our best option.