There's a ton of crazy in what we were taught all our lives. I'm surprised you don't seem to know how long his residency will last. This is something that's very important to her, and it's difficult to be married to someone who doesn't share the same values. While Scientology is way worse hopefully the parallels will get her thinking. I'd at least insist that at 12 the kids can choose to disaffiliate.
You can even spice it up with a little "desperate housewives lifestyle". If she is as real deal as you say she is, she believes this also. That said, Mormons have learned to have fun without alcohol and often have to wait until drinkers are well-oiled and loosened up to join in the dopey-ness. And even then it will put Huge stress on it and on you for the rest of your life. All of my siblings who married in the church 1 discussed getting married on the first date 2 were engaged within two months, and 3 were married within six months. M so happy that I found this blog. Also, I want to be fully supportive of his dreams and what he wants to become. Stick around on this sub. If you really like this girl, might want to show her this. My wife chose me, but most people aren't so lucky.
My mom always said the more you have, the more it owns you, so true. If you are all sealed together, you will be together forever in the Celestial Kingdom. I try to be understanding but I find myself getting so angry. No sex before marriage. I do know other doctors who have more balance but take a cold hard look at what your life will be like if your man is married to medicine. As an atheist with Buddhist undertones who married a non-practicing, god-believing Mormon at the height of his questioning, I find this so interesting to me. Your comments make my day. But I'm still going to show up, even if it means I lose an hour or two of sleep. I wish I know things better and would have taken a different path in life. However, that doesn't mean I am in a situation where I can call or text or anything.
If she won't reason with your investigation of the church, nope on out and go on your merry way. Thanks so much for all the time you've put into your replies. Note, her mind and TSCC were married first. Best wishes in whatever you decide. So now, after two years, I'm finally starting to realise that just because I've met someone and we love each other dearly, it doesn't mean I get the benefits of having a co-parent around, which is something I desperately want. I know kids and a house will make our time together challenging, but for as long as I have known him his family is the most important thing and he makes sure to keep a strong relationships between them.