I have a better and fuller relationship with God because my own practice has been supplemented by additional observance. Some of the guests talked about the importance of helping hard core mormons to be open and accepting to ALL their brothers and sisters in the church, regardless of sexual orientation. And, as I was writing the reply, above, those thoughts went through my head. I know he loves me with all of his heart. It really can be that simple. You should want to keep things new and interesting, as you would in any relationship, while still allowing your date to maintain the standards of her faith. Want to add to the discussion. No one understands it, so thank you for sharing your thoughts so I know I'm not alone and not being too needy for feeling alone. Know her limits on substances.
I have finally learned to pray to change my heart, not his. The thing is, i was already a. That being said, when you marry a doctor, you marry the profession too. The church didn't do it to her but it helped create the environment that allowed it to happen. See where it goes. Now, lest you look at this all and say, "sheesh, go to counseling. This brings me to the thorniest bit: If your wife is Mormon, your kids will be expected to be Mormon. Reconciling this with the doctrine of temple marriage is trickier. Going back in time, it was never encouraged for people to marry outside their faith and this covered most christian religions in the United States. I wouldn't end a relationship with her, just as I wouldn't deny someone a job, or refuse to socialize with someone who is a Mormon.
Having seen many examples of the disaster it becomes when a member spouse pushes, coerces, ultimatums the non-member spouse into being baptized, I have very assiduously steered clear of those methods from the start. But is it the path that will make you the happiest. How do you handle the ocd behavior. I completely agree, but I think the critical part is that he needs to talk to her. You can consider some positive activities and allow you to communicate and learn from each other. Because service is important in the Mormon faith, she may be interested in doing something that will help others, like helping someone clean their yard. When we started dating, he was in his fellowship. Edit - I just read through some of your other comments. Should I marry him. I would love to someday find myself sitting in the pew with you, sharing this amazing journey.
But it is luck of the draw. Follow your heart and live life with no regrets. God roots for both our teamsвthe hopeful screw-ups and the straights. I am not sorry I married outside the LDS faith. She is going to be taught for the rest of her life in the church the importance of missionary work and eternal families, and Priesthood in the home. Did this article help you. You;ll get the answer you needвprayers and blessings for you both. I would never change my decision to marry him. The church didn't do it to her but it helped create the environment that allowed it to happen.