For me, one of those bouncers is my marriage to the most wonderful woman alive. I am hopeful and do feel some healing. I have been married to an anesthesiologist for 15 years his 2nd marriage.
Breaking up with someone solely because of religion is something people condemn alot on this sub when its a Mormon breaking it off with a non Mormon, but if floats both ways. Then the girl decided still not to date him after all. You should not be trying to be exclusive with one person, so go on dates with as many people as you can. I was definitely taking the "Tough love" approach because I've read countless times on this and other boards, how Mormons claimed that they were cool with their SO not being Mormon, and that they weren't, themselves, orthodox.
Work on myself, not him. This came about after many hours and many days of prayer, scripture study, going to the temple, receiving a priesthood blessing, and speaking with people I greatly trust my mom, especially. I recall reading a talk from Elder Nelson in which he indicated that the church teaches general principles and does not spend time teaching exceptions to general principles. Take what you read with a grain of salt.
She got engaged 3 months later. I feel like the person who is giving our relationship strength, and the one who will keep our family going in the right direction in the future, as well. By exactly how much ESPN gets watched in the course of a man-day.