She sacrificed two years of her life to convert people to the religion. This sub is a great place to do that. Jesus might have seemed like a cute, imaginary playmate at first, but on some level I would have been expecting to help her get over it. I do not have a problem with nurses. She might want to follow the 'virgin until marriage' part, or she may personally decide to forego following that in secret.
I know the majority of them are great, but there are so many who are like vultures and will latch on to any male doctor like he is theirs. Thanks for pointing this stuff out. I could draw some flip-art of a kiss on some post-it notes and send one a day. There is no way this will work out. But it does make it hard for me to develop and strengthen our relationship.
Observe the suttle loony behavior of the family during thanksgiving. You will have to make sacrifice your happiness a little. As for the Mormon cohort he will be exposed to, I have two thoughts: And so far as I could tell, it worked and no one tried to drag her husband into the church. Even without temple covenants marriage is a noble and worthy institution. If you care about him, you'll be super understanding, maybe take lunch to him or dinner to the hospital A quick kiss and a thank you may be all you will be able to get. The most important thing is an open dialogue, as you say, and utmost respect for the other person. You might want to determine your level of willingness to put up with his demanding work schedule and to communicate with him about your needs and concerns. But I got tired of that, and I made it clear to him that I will stay in with him as often as he wants, put him to bed, make food with him or for him, clean, etc. Hello to everyone in this thread. Anything she learned about mormonsim, she wanted to learn on her own.
She is going on a mission which means she is heavily invested in performing according to the cultural expectations. I have read some of the comment here and would like to share my experience. And what is even worse, is to think of him alone in our house Christmas Day while I work a 24 hr in-house call shift. Of course she won't want to watch something that in her mind attacks her religion. The decisions we have made in how to raise our kids have been our decisions alone. Basically nothing like reality. About ten years ago, I realized I needed to quit qualifying my excellent husband who is a better man than many Mormon men I knowI realized I needed to raise my kids to think of him as completely equal to the men they knew at church. Marriage offers a chance to develop generosity of spirit and a willingness to be improved by the one we love, no matter what faith tradition he or she may claim. Marriage is serious business and we are in it together despite our spouses shortcomings.