You would think surrounded by kids and being off every day would not be lonely but never having anyone to share your kids achievements with in person is hard. It did not go well. Mormons are also taught "Families can be together forever. Think of every possible scenario you can think of. And of course, everyone has a different experience. Take a breath, stop and think, is it worth destroying so many lives so you can step in and take the rewards after someone else does the hard work. I agree with what you and so many of the other replies have said: Listen with an open heart and curiosity. Then the girl decided still not to date him after all. I expect to give up my career once he finishes his training and we start a family. But now he is a senior doc and is called on for all the difficult stuff and can't or won't say no.
I know this post is kind of all over the place but I had to get it out I Here's to hoping that this coming weekend he isn't on call, doesn't have to fill in, doesn't have a million charts to finish, and doesn't have any crazy medical emergencies!!. It CAN work, to be frank. Interfaith marriage is but one variety of the learning experience. You have to make the decision as to what you want your home and your children to have in that home. Being a doctor's wife is difficult, demanding, and lonely. It's the sort of super dismissive "all women are the same" attitude that I learned in church and left to get away from. In some cases you can just simply live together with differing religions. Even though we don't have kids I know the feeling of spending my Mrs Doctor life alone. Marriage is meant to be eternal. While Scientology is way worse hopefully the parallels will get her thinking.
Because people who have problems with interfaith families must needs shortly become a thing of the past. December 10, at 7: December 10, at December 11, at 6: December 20, at 6: December 10, at 2: December 14, at March 1, at March 8, at 1: March 7, at December 10, at 8: Having dealt with a similar issue all of last week I have a couple things to say. Too often, I think, priesthood holders think that being overly controlling, they are simply wielding their authority in the home. Invest in your love and keep it strong. Stages of a Healthy Relationship. I felt insane and crazy for being upset and considered just leaving ASAP. I am a non-Mormon woman married to a Mormon manвwhich seems to be a less common scenario in the LDS world. He has no idea now long it actually takes to finish boards and match. Don't let her try to bring in the missionaries to explain; remind her that she is an RM and knows all they do and probably much more. When he comes home he's so exhausted and just wants to veg out and this leaves me alone again.
Great post and so very true. Several of the apostles have grown up in part member homes. The fact that you bring your query to Joanna Brooks rather than church authorities reveals much.