We try to have a 'date' night although at the moment it is about once a month. Please don't take it the wrong way if he says that a few minutes on the phone is more than he can handle. He had a nervous breakdown- panic attack by 10am. I am often kind of waiting around until the last minute for him to contact me and let me know when he's free or I have to pursue him, which doesn't make me feel like he's very into me. It is hard work. Mormon children are advised, in their religion, to refrain from dating until they are at least 16 years of age. 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. It's definitely not an easy life. Physical and logistic issues make the "wonderful ideas and alternative ideas "impossible. You would be her back up plan in case she can't find a guy who is a returned missionary, preferably from a prominent LDS family.
To me, life is all about growthвso ask yourselfвwill I grow more staying single and focusing my life on the church, or will I grow more branching out, looking at life from different perspectives, and allowing myself to see options I have not yet considered. It's satire, but this is all stuff you may hear at Thanksgiving dinner. I have been married to an anesthesiologist for 15 years his 2nd marriage. Life is too short. First of all, Mormons are people so there is a spectrum of what they actually believe on a personal level, and what beliefs are most important to them. I explained to her that from my perspective, if a religious person does something good, you can't trust them because they're doing it for the wrong reasons: When an atheist does something good, you know they're not doing it for any reason other than to help someone else. If you have tended to straddle the line between light and dark in the past, or have been a partier, expect to make some changes for this relationship, and expect certain things from your new crush. You should take your cues from your partner, not from documentaries or this sub, on whether your partner's views and actions are manipulative, brainwashy and damaging.
This is because they gave up the structure of what made them desirable in the first place. As our relationship has progressed, this vague hypothetical question has led to some much more concrete thinking about what an interfaith marriage would be like for me, for him, and for us. We have still not decided about us, since it is at a very early stage.
Two people can be as completely different as it is possible to be and respect each others' beliefs. Some Mormons believe the Telestial Kingdom will be littered with spouses who refused to get baptized. Dont aggressively try to destroy her faith but bring up philosophical thinking points. And everyone always asks why you are out and about alone. They could fill a book, the stories I could tell. We married in early 30's. If she is as real deal as you say she is, she believes this also.