As a parent, we hope our children will make life choices that will give them the greatest chance of happiness. As the patriarchal leader, it will be up to you to figure it out and to dispel her unrealistic fantasies. I've never understood that bit of the LDS culture. Trying to help me as much he can and plans his studies around my schedule as I work full time. I guess I can understand that because his door needs to be locked from the outside and it would be too soon in our relationship to give me a key. Hi Op, I wouldn't worry about the lack of constant contact too much. Some day he hopes to make it to Romania and settle down. I wanted to thank all the respondents and the blog author for sharing. I have believed in for better for worse but I cant do it any longer. I guess I was just hoping there was way for it to work.
And can you talk about hard things together. I recommend that talk. In many ways, you yield some authority to the church. I'm quite willing to take you at your word, but my guess is that academia had nothing to do with your ex being immature. She will insist on raising her children in the Mormon church. That's what good wives do, right.
Until you can believe someone else's beliefs are reasonable, you will not be able to treat them with the respect they deserve. While it's true that Mormons are not one-dimensional and completely predictable, the odds of a successful relationship, given the OP's description of his girlfriend, are slim. There are some gems like admission to peep stone in a hat translation to the book of Mormon and angels with swords commanding polygamy, but if someone believes Joseph Smith really did stuff his face into a hat and translate scriptures about ancient jews coming to America, it means they are insane, and you can't reason with an insane person. It's what I agnostic atheist exmo do with my girlfriend reasonable TBM. Sorry for the VERY late reply. No doubt that all rightetous persons will accept Christ but not everyone that dies will be righteous. There are other occasions for humor, but these two are off the table. You join the LDS Church. Marriage is simply not an option to me there. I sacrificed a career and instead raise the children at home which often feels like single parenthood.
If you don't want your "golden ticket" of the good life, then give me your golden ticket. You'll be richly rewarded. Thank you for pointing this out. Now he is studying for this big exam and I have seen a very different side to him. I know, I know, this is the last thing you want to hear. Such beliefs make the girls confident about being women.