There's this fantasy perpetuated in the religion that if you're good and pure enough, that any man you meet would eventually see the truth and join the church for you. Again, reiterating it, don't expect a decade's worth of time with her, but enjoy her good while you two are together. You've made good points about not bringing up the CES letter or anything that could be called "anti-mormon. You will be able to best gauge where her beliefs stand in regards to the church if you listen to how she describes her mission. When she was a kid, Dr. Good luck and best wishes as you head back out into the dating pool. I've only seen him 3 times. Is he aware that if your children are faithful members of the church they might end of marrying in the temple and he would not be allowed to attend the ceremony. Ultimately, it comes down to this. Narcissism, androgyny, obsession with pop cultureвthe problems with Western women go on and on.
I was actually just talking to my husband about that the other day, at first he said that it depressed him when I said that, but really, it helps. Alot of TBM women won't even consider dating non members. Do what feels right. I found that it worked just as well. There are all kinds of Mormons, and we as exmormons should know better than to stereotype our former selves. Be gentle with them and yourself. Order flowers and arrange to have a friend or family member in the area place the flowers for them there. He sees all families being able to stay together. If yes, do you promise to not proselytize to me and let me drink a simple cup of coffee in my own home. He's so used to me saying that I sometimes wonder why he even has to ask.
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. I had no idea how hard it could get. You should ask yourself if you want to have input on the way your children are raised. I feel to say, if you hear this, Amy, in time, it will all come round right. In the interfaith marriages that work where one is LDS and the other is not religious, it only works out when the LDS partner is not fully a believer anymore. It seems like you havent had enough time to get to know him, and honestly you wont for a while. I chanced upon this post because I was looking for help. I feel your pain people. Even with the demands on his time, the man took the time and made the effort to post a profile on a dating site. I am trying to help him stay at the church nth work, I think if I really love him like I always tell him I should let him chose and love him the way he is.
I am hopeful and do feel some healing. The doctrinal and afterlife issues around a non-temple marriage are an entirely different topic, and one that I am personally much more at peace with than my questions about how one might make an interfaith marriage work in this life.
Fist year wasn't easy as he didn't match, I moved across the states and our honeymoon consisted of moving. But that was also a possibility if he had married a non-mormon.