Take your date to a club with loud music and an open bar, or an R-rated or violent movie, and the prospects of it going well are daunting. I have known many women who have married non-members and are happy. The intrusion into my life of an apparently irrational belief that was immune to my influence would have been felt more keenly every year. Eventually I hope each wards get to a point where they know that as a ward family our job is simply to make sure that each person, member or non member knows that when they enter the house of the Lord, they are loved. At the risk of overloading this post, I'm going to copy and paste here, a Reddit comment that I made in this exmo sub the other day. I'm sorry, but I don't pity you all. He wants things to be low key for now. But, I am a 3rd year medical student and my fiance is a 2nd year medical student. Now to answer you question more directly, I believe you should discuss your fears with him so he understands exactly where you want your relationship to go for both of you, otherwise you might grow resentful of him and he may have no clue as to why. I guess if u believe an angel with a sword really did force Joseph Smith to marry those girls.
Being married and raising a family can be very difficult if the two of you disagree about important issues like religion.
Mine was in California, back in the 70s.
Now if your faith is not so strong to begin with, this perhaps is no big deal. If you are a believer and are willing to go, then well and good. Thanks again for the continued comments and replies to my edit. I agree with what you and so many of the other replies have said: Listen with an open heart and curiosity. The misogyny is deep in the Mormon church. Among Mormons, 25 is practically an old maid. It will be up to you, her man, to support the positive expectations. Ask questions, try to find out as much as you can. I try to be understanding but I find myself getting so angry. If you do attend parties like that, expect her to drink 7-Up and volunteer as the designated driver, and to be completely repulsed if you drink too much.
He wants me to sit around while he does his stuff. You need to do something interesting and keep her faith up. You know what the official line of the church is, and what bishops and stake presidents are likely to say. Mormon women greatly value sincerity of purpose. Maybe you will win. At least not until they're I reserve the right to refute any teaching that I see as harmful. Single women who are educated, regardless of religion, are also going to find similar gender imbalances among their educated peers nowadays. I forgot to add, that if you marry and alow your children to be raised as Mormon, chances are you wont be able to be at their wedding because it will be in the temple. Just know that she has been indoctrinated to believe that she wont reach the highest level of heaven if she isn't married in a Mormon temple to another Mormon. All these are reasons to have some serious discussions.
We all know people who know that the gospel is true but they will not accept it. It is highly likely that she will pressure you to convert, and if you resist, she may resent you for being the barrier to her being sealed to her children. There's a picture of the magic rock he found while digging a neighbor's well.