Lyman April 24, How appropriate to celebrate this second night of Hannukah with not one but two queries about interfaith marriage. I had tears in my eyes and goosebumps while reading it. To prevent problems from developing in the marriage over in what faith the possible children should be raised. When I expressed how upset and sad I was he told me simply that he works hard and that is how he wants to spend his money and what he plans to do. I hate to say it, but if you are serious, go explore her world. Oh, and remember LDS girls are usually good at leading guys on with potential sex to get guys to agree to what they want join the church.
This is my own personal opinion. Her beliefs are innocous but ultimately a death sentence for this relationship. Take issues as they arise, rather than throwing away what could be a good experience for you and her based off of what might happen. I am active in church, I take my kids regularly, and I have callings.
That of course does not mean all eternal marriages should have been entered into or will succeed. I have to breathe. But the idea of marrying my husband felt right from almost the get-go and, my patriarchal blessing made so much more sense. I have been a doctor's wife for 1 year now and we've been together for 7 years. That's cool and everything until you realize that they're an archeologist or a missionary pilot and are in uncivilized areas with no modern methods of communication. My parents met when my mom was in 8th grade and married when she was I think my sister married fastest and knew her husband at least 18 months, dating for at least half that. If a direct contact is simply not possible given the residency schedule, then how about a bedtime phone call. He completely flipped the switch. Fortunately most of my immediate family has done better.
Please girls advice me because this is already really overwhelming. But it does make it hard for me to develop and strengthen our relationship. Mormonism has a lay clergy, so everyone serves in the Church.