After his mission he lost faith on everything for some reasons. I wouldn't purposefully subject my daughters to that BS. I am the same good faithful woman I always was, just on a different path than I ever expected, one full of insights and blessings I never knew could exist. My Buddhist husband likes Mormons and even going to church. I usually mean exactly what I say. The fact that she is dating an atheist non-Mormon shows pretty serious lack of conformity already. But DON'T become in need of care as a spouse. As a general authority I knew, now deceased, told me in the mid-eightiesвIf you find a good man who is not LDS, marry him. It's really somethi g to watch a person who is so self absorbed. Our communication is mostly via texts, but he keeps me in the loop at work, and I do the same.
Again, though the evolving times may have brought about a relaxation in this rule, it is still followed by many youngsters. Where we have just started dating less then a year now.
I am emotionally mentally and heartily attached to him. Why the Mormon Church is Not a Cult. Sadly, the general consensus of "convert or nope out" sounds like what will end up happening. Its so good to be a part of this blog. I would go ahead and make boundaries with the conversation about kids and church, if that is your preference. And no one has the right to judge you for your decision. I suppose it depends on your personality. Second, in my experience mormons have been some of the kindest people I've ever had the privilege to know, and they have not lived up to the cult image you describe. Just ridiculous, what do they know. A lot of what you say about Support was what I expected to find in residency.
I also have an MPH degree, and am currently working and trying to support us while he's in school. I have been a doctor's wife for 1 year now and we've been together for 7 years. We need to come to a decision pretty soon and I really need some insight. That is the shit storm on the road ahead of you. I'll definitely talk with her about my concerns, and will be spending time with her family over the upcoming holidays so that will be a good chance to see how they treat me. Going back in time, it was never encouraged for people to marry outside their faith and this covered most christian religions in the United States. This is wonderful and in accordance with the desires of a loving Father in Heaven, but it can turn a marriage on its ear, if the spouse is unprepared. If you do manage to break her away from the church, her family will be there to continue sowing doubt. If she was anything like me, that idea is probably foreign, radical, confusing, interesting, and inspiring to her. I made the decision not to have those things when I married a non-member.
Here's my advice though: It doesn't sound like you want that though, so you're going to have to talk to him. We might not always like the way some priesthood holders act, but to disparage the priesthood is not being responsible.
That's our best option. If you don't mind some slightly off-topic advice, I can assure you that you will meet plenty of other beautiful, interesting women going forward.