Every aspect of me needs to meet his specifications. That was my experience. But it is important to be ruthlessly honest with yourself about how you feel about it. I don't think we are going to end up being friends but I'll get over that. I'm the kind of person that believes that it is just tacky in general to break up or end things via text, but that was my only option.
If you like her, and I'm assuming you do, I would suggest you continue the relationship and see how things pan out. As time has gone by I realized that the opinons of others is not important to me and oddly enough those who did not originally approve have had their hearts and minds changed by the love my husband shows me, our daughter, and the members of my family. The Church encourages people to be a good influence on one another, and she will probably expect you to dress well for her. Doctors are gift of God but when u marry, family too is important. Forget what anyone else says or expects of you. Just know that she has been indoctrinated to believe that she wont reach the highest level of heaven if she isn't married in a Mormon temple to another Mormon. I don't think so. There will be struggles in marriage and childrearing whether or not he is a member. Also, don't forget, some people just arent very good at conveying emotions.
Oh this is a great set of questions. Mormonism and Non-Mormonism don't link to future lives. If this is his first year, I believe he has at least two more years, possibly as many as four or five.
I am willing to add his religious observances to our worship as a couple and as a family, but should I also be willing to give up some of my participation in my own faith в for example by attending the temple or Sunday services slightly less often in order to spend more time as an entire family. Found this blog just now after searching "married to a surgeon". Have those candid conversations with HIM, ponder, and listen closely for the guidance of the Holy Ghost. And there is NO taking them off to wear a sleeveless shirt, cute sun dress or regular, girl-length shorts in the summer. I love him dearly with all of my heart. If only I knew. To them, everyone is either TBM, hasn't learned the truth yet, or has some kind of personal failing laziness, desire to sin, allowed themself to be deceived by satan, etc.