Either way, if you have kids and you don't convert, she will divorce you and take your kids away from you and you will be shunned from her community. What upsets me most is that he didn't realize it was my birthday, or a big one and then that his reaction was to get defensive about his plans rather than offer an alternative for celebrating with me. I grew up in Utah, attended BYU, and served a mission. It's not that she doesn't believe you right now, but it is a bone she will never drop. Basically, these are long-distance relationship tricks. I still love my Heavenly Father and my Savior. I even had three kids in with me during a impromptu vaginal examination when I was preggo with my fourth.
Some of the guests talked about the importance of helping hard core mormons to be open and accepting to ALL their brothers and sisters in the church, regardless of sexual orientation. You know what the official line of the church is, and what bishops and stake presidents are likely to say. The important thing is whether or not your spouse will support you in your endevours to live your religion. My ex called me, I was so surprised, I answered the call and all he said was that he was so sorry for everything that happened, that he wanted me to return to him, that he loves me so much. The LDS Church meets many of the criteria for cult behavior. Yes I am married to a doctor also after being married for 5 yrs he decided to become a trama surgeon. Consider a mix of activities that are inexpensive, and allow you to talk and learn about one another.
And as an outsider it will be obvious to you what's going on, but here's an awesome breakdown from a couple that flipped from "we go to church every week - we will write a Mormon blog" to resigning over the new policy banning children of gays all over the NY Times this month and something that is upsetting many staunch church members a few days ago. You just have to decide if the payoff is worth it. You should certainly still date even if you are not looking for a marriage partner.
You should not be trying to be exclusive with one person, so go on dates with as many people as you can. We generally don't talk on the phone, but text a few times throughout the week. I've been in a similar situation before. No one understands it, so thank you for sharing your thoughts so I know I'm not alone and not being too needy for feeling alone. First and most importantly, I see major trust issues in your future if you both think the other is brainwashed. Dude just to summarize what I think is the majority of the comments. My dear faithful LDS aunt married a good non-member man. If you are willing to understand and accept these, whether or not you are a Mormon, you can have a fun time dating Mormon girls. Because people who have problems with interfaith families must needs shortly become a thing of the past.