Wicked weasel loany
I will keep reading, but it looks like most of the stuff about racism and polygamy has been "adequately" explained away by updates to LDS. This is the rule rather than the exception. If she says that the mission was the greatest experience and best two years of her life, any chance you have at a normal long-term healthy relationship is dim unless you convert. Would love to join. Well, the thing is he knows exactly how I feel and he has offered to give it all up. About two years into our marriage, I got sick of waiting in bed for him to come read scriptures with me. As a budding feminist, I left the church in my teens. In my view, baptism at 8 is just a variation on infant baptism. Obviously don't make any commitments further in the relationship because you do not want to be married into an insane orthodox LDS family because it will cause alot of troubles. And generally those people seem to have great difficulty in breaking off the relationship, even though they are told that it is a dead-end situation that will cause them big trouble in the future.
No easy answers here. MinsPackage speaks the truth. But when my oldest daughter hit 12, the lessons started to have one major theme: This is what girls are told should be their primary goal. We did things differently this time around, especially now with some maturity and perspective. For the official Church websites, please visit LDS. That's all we're really saying. There is no freedom to think, no freedom to speak your mind, and no freedom to do anything that 'the brethren' say not to. And no I would not pressure them to convert but as a Latter-day Saint I would pray for them to convert as I do for many people I know and love. I think the only thing that can possibly be worse is if he was working in a different country. Some say, they love wearing it, it gives them "protection from evil".
As these are probably the two most important things to you, it will most likely, be a very difficult decisionвfollow your heart and the spirit. Otherwise, happiness can be found in any relationship. Your husbands love you, and love that you are able to do what they cannot. But, you will probably lose. But you can't make her think about the numerous facts that disprove Mormonism. His hectic job aside, he is an amazing man, very loving and family oriented, which is what I have always wanted. I know a non-Mormon guy who married a Mormon woman and has kept her beautiful and desirable, by encouraging her religious involvement, even though he avoided Mormonism himself. I completely agree, but I think the critical part is that he needs to talk to her. Mormon women are more likely to date outside of the religion than men, but also very unlikely to convert to a different religion. Women do not get to hold the priesthood and function in an equal role with men.
An interfaith marriage can be done well or disastrously, or even only being made up as you go. I'm grateful that my husband is not the OCD controlling type that others are complaining about. And even longer when you add that one-year fellowship to the end of it.