It may not seem like a big deal now, but eventually it will probably surface that at best, the church impacts and influences her behavior in almost every area, at worst, it dictates it. I can completely relate to all the other doctor' s wives feelings and life experiences. I agree with what you and so many of the other replies have said: Listen with an open heart and curiosity. For instance, I am okay with the us not seeing each other very often part. I really hadn't considered a lot of the points people have brought up. It has been very difficult to reconcile our two expectations, hopes and dreams. She likely believes that her time as a missionary was preparation for marriage. Mormonism is a religion that's as manipulative as it is comforting. See to it that she is aware of your plan, so you both can properly dress. Your attempts at being funny or lightening the mood may backfire, and your date may be put off.
The fact she's dating you while you aren't a Mormon is at least a sign of hope. I have believed in for better for worse but I cant do it any longer. Everyone has their own sins and impure thoughts they need to overcome. You should be fine as long as you stick to the lines you have laid out. Yet people look at me like I'm crazy. Stick around on this sub. Life After Mormonism Chat. Nothing less will do. He did 5 years of residency and a one year fellowship and has been in practice for nearly 7 years. But, I am a 3rd year medical student and my fiance is a 2nd year medical student.
Additionally, just as corporate cultures exist, so does it exist for every family. But that was also a possibility if he had married a non-mormon. There are other ways. I'm sorry you may be hearing a lot of negativity from us. I think more than anything, the thing that gets me is this feeling of being marginalized in his life. I told her that I want to only be friends. Wow i am dating a dr and love him so much but i wonder if love is enough. I think your response is Bang on. Several of the apostles have grown up in part member homes. To others making this consideration, I would certainly suggest that you converse with your Father in Heaven about this important choice.
How many chances will a girl have to find such a wonderful husband candidate. If he says he wants to keep things casual, head for the hills - he's the latter and he doesn't appreciate you. Life is suddenly wonderful, and you catch yourself smiling, humming, and happy all the time. The fact that you bring your query to Joanna Brooks rather than church authorities reveals much.
She really likes me, and if she could change one thing about me it would be my lack of religion.