We learn sooooooo much from each other. I'm pointing this out because I don't know her and couldn't tell you what to expect. But no one can move on to one of the 3 Kingdoms until they accept Christ and totally repent.
Well, maybe not a total disaster, that is a bit exaggerated. I am a happily married mono-faith guy who has no testimony of dusted base boards. I knew a guy who joined the Mormon church because he thought it would help him date a certain Mormon girl, a girl who refused to date non-Mormons. I'd suggest the essays. I wouldn't purposefully subject my daughters to that BS. But remember that it is also your wife's choice to obey or disobey, and that you have no authority over her as a person, either. So if you feel like you both are getting serious, then talk to your girlfriend in time and sort this issue out. I agree she should be able to watch a movie or do her own research. Imagine if I had a panic attack every day at 10am?!. You're walking into a den of crazy, tbm bishop's daughter, I hate to say it but you should really be contemplative about what you're stepping into.
I feel like now more than ever, I am expected to just not have an opinion about anything or even a say in how we spend our time together. December 19, OK, you're off the hook, mine was in the 70's too, but I hadn't been to CA by then. If you are not old enough to consider marriage, you should be careful about having a serious, exclusive relationship. She said we couldn't watch it because the lady who produced the doc was formerly a professor at BYU but has since left the church, so she wouldn't have anything good to say. I have a friend who identifies as bi-gendered and often feels most comfortable in femme. She, her family, and her friends all believe that she can't get into the Celestial Kingdom VIP Heaven unless she is "sealed" to a Mormon husband.
I know you got a zillion replies, and I have not read them. All those are reasons to give the church some elbow room but they are not reasons for actually staying. I appreciate my own space too, but it felt shitty to have this great time with him and not get so much as a text until we are making plans for next time.