I appreciate all the replies explaining the extent of the aggravation and pain I likely will face. There's definitely strength in kindred spirits. What a joke for an archaeologist. She's told me the church is one of the most important things to her, but from what I've researched already there's no way I would subject my future children to this culture. Whatever your leaders have said, consider their counsel, give it the weight it deserves, then counsel with your Heavenly Father about your own situation. Have those candid conversations with HIM, ponder, and listen closely for the guidance of the Holy Ghost.
Do you think I need to have some sort of commitment from him before I can make that decision. The ideal, in my opinion, is that she discovers what we all know about the lies the church tells her. Like Suha, I have also been married almost 28 years and have done pretty much everything myself for so, so long. Try a variety of dates. God be with you all. The sons inevitably went inactive later in life. I would not have wanted to be dismissed as crazy and unworthy of attention when I was still a member, because it wouldn't have been true. The thing is, i was already a. Sure it's lonely and hard work being a "single parent".
Eventually you will get engaged and married and have babies and buy a house together. I feel a sense of freedom would come with it, but I am also afraid of what this could mean for us in the long run. She was so sad over what she sacrificed it just haunted everyone on Reddit. My family supported me in this.
And of course we have been taughtвby Brigham Young, at leastвthat even when Christ comes during the Millenium there will be those who will not accept him as their Savior even if they accept him as the leader of the world. I have seen love prevail over beliefs. And I don't have issues with her, hell, haven't even seen her in over 20 years, but the experience with the whole Mormon thing gave me better insight in to many things in life. Good luck with her, and good life to you. A patient of his went into labor, was having a rough time and he spent the next 32 hours at the hospital.