However, for me, there have been some perks too. I couldn't stop thinking about it all day after reading it. The LDS Church meets many of the criteria for cult behavior.
Mormon girls are raised to believe their worth is how young they marry and how many kids they have. I really don't know how will I cope up with every matter without him by my side in this new road ahead of me. I will keep reading, but it looks like most of the stuff about racism and polygamy has been "adequately" explained away by updates to LDS. All I can do is have Faith in Him. I went back to school and received a Master's degree from a prestigious university Driving more than an hour each way 6 days a week to so; doing several excavation seasons and tons of research in order to achieve a cherished goal that had been denied me as a young woman.
And to clarify, what I mean by physical demand is something that requires energy I don't have, like having sex or going for a walk. This is wonderful and in accordance with the desires of a loving Father in Heaven, but it can turn a marriage on its ear, if the spouse is unprepared. Propagandists in the media throw around the word patriarchy as if it is synonymous with anything male.
Dating is a tricky game. I'm busier than many people my age, but not as much as he is. She is in pretty deep and culture is a powerful force. I believe that we are all on different paths, but that it is possible for us to travel on different paths side-by-side. I can only say that I was that girl, 10 years ago. There is much that needs to change and many hearts to educate but if we doubt some of the fundamentals then why not all of them. I do get a little frustrated when I make dinner but he's just too tired to eat with me after working. I feel I am not appreciated and valued as a wife.