It interrupts meals, sleep, shopping trips, conversations, romantic time, and even fights. Communicate and get those answers, OP. And I'll disagree with the other person who responded to your comment. Thank you for this site.
She's told me the church is one of the most important things to her, but from what I've researched already there's no way I would subject my future children to this culture. The important part of finding a partner to marry does not, in my opinion, revolve around whether or not you are of the same religion. Before that, you are encouraged to date, but not exclusively. Imagine if all the men in the world weighed over pounds and acted like slobs. This came about after many hours and many days of prayer, scripture study, going to the temple, receiving a priesthood blessing, and speaking with people I greatly trust my mom, especially. What advice do you have for a newbie. If you can't, then it's best to move on. When mormon married a mormon and failed miserably. I loved him for THAT.
I dated many LDS guys before him. I think in most situations its either you join or she leaves- either you, or the church. I am so grateful to have had the ability to instill in them that family comes first. If he is luck to be off call during the weekend, I would sleep most of the weekends away to make up the sleep deprivation. It's like watching somone lose themselves in an abusive relationship. Notify me of new posts via email. I am thinking about him pretty much all the time. You can't provide that for her so your marriage will be defective from the outset. I'd at least insist that at 12 the kids can choose to disaffiliate.
The Mormon culture has mastered the forked tongue. Lonely is an everyday thing. Single women who are educated, regardless of religion, are also going to find similar gender imbalances among their educated peers nowadays. You should certainly still date even if you are not looking for a marriage partner. I agree with Rachel- this is not what I signed up for. Drives me a bit crazy.