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Many blessings to you. Yes, talk talk talk about everything yoiu can think of, but beyond that I would suggest pre-marital counseling from people knowledgeable in each tradition at play this will probably take two different counselors, who might be faith-based. Is forever possible with a doctor??. I guess if u believe an angel with a sword really did force Joseph Smith to marry those girls. Loneliness seems to be a part of being a wife of a doc in training, and at times all I can think of is simply getting over a day at a time. Like you I grew up with and taught the standard LDS beliefs about temple marriage, celestial kingdom, etc. She won't look at anything "anti-mormon" but if it's on LDS. Find out what your partner thinks of as non-negotiable. Learn all you can. NeverMo in CA Date: NeverMo in CA Wrote: I've read many of the stories here and I know the religion is toxic.
It's gonna hurt, and it's gonna break her heart, but much less so than waiting until you've both committed to each other and start discussing your future together. Sometimes I think he is the man who shouldn't have had a family but just a career too late for that now though. Takes some getting use to. And I learned how freeing that is. If she is still Mormon and you are not, she will always secretly hope that you convert, just like you will always secretly hope she leaves the church. I excused canceling plans, seeing each other only once a week, not being able to text much, etc. But the issue of marrying a non-member raises two fundamental problems: That idea seems so contrary to the nature of God. It is amazing how different values and outlooks, interpersonal relationships can be from family to family. As a non member you can not take her to the celestial kingdom to live with God and get your own worlds to populate with her. Jesus might have seemed like a cute, imaginary playmate at first, but on some level I would have been expecting to help her get over it.
You'll know pretty quick where she stands. Its great to hear advice from those who know. She is in pretty deep and culture is a powerful force. From her summary, he just did not understand her dilemma at all. Do you have a few suggestions for talking points I may want to bring up from stuff directly on LDS. At least people of different races are aware of those differences, and are on alert to deal with them. Thank you for this web site blog-I have enjoyed reading these similiar experiences of ladies married to physicians or soon to be physicians. For men, this will likely come after completing your mission trip, so in your early 20s at the earliest. She needs to be, and maybe she will get there. I love how this applies to ALL marriages.
These were some tips to keep in mind when dating a Mormon guy or girl. Just know what your getting into. Harmony will prevail if the husband appreciates the value of church service and attendance.