Hopefully, it will give a little insight into Mormonism's insidiousness. I'm not trying to be mean, just very clear. Be gentle with them and yourself. To her, if you don't marry in the temple, she will probably do it after you die anyway. If you go yourself, you'll see - those people are good people. I'm sorry, but I don't pity you all. Still, I would be interested to hear your perspective and that of your readers. I am dating a wonderful man, amazing. I hope that makes sense.
As a budding feminist, I left the church in my teens. This blog has been so helpful. Many blessings to you. I want to do that though with my husband involved, not be married and be like a single mum.
I still find it an endearing quality in my spouse, though I miss him sorely. If you and she are not sealed, your children won't be sealed to either of you. But wait a minute.
Her attempts to convert you will get stronger and stronger, if you make it clear to her that you will not under any circumstances convert, she'll bounce. Being independent is sexy to these men who endure grueling hours, tons of paperwork and politics AND operate. Better than freezing up and avoiding them altogether. Both independent and had the same life goals, family life plans etc. I can't take it. Seclusion has served to preserve their desirable traits, but it also makes it difficult to gain rapport. With me it's less about taking my time and more about the mental drain. He has never said a disparaging word about his mother.