That isn't fair on you, and again will create stress and a stress point in the relationship. You are not a worthy RM priesthood holder. Get used to it. I am hopeful and do feel some healing. Do you have any knowlege of the bible. I recall reading a talk from Elder Nelson in which he indicated that the church teaches general principles and does not spend time teaching exceptions to general principles. But daytime game is the key. This is a very delicate territory, so tread carefully. And he is reading one of my favorite Buddhist-based books, in an effort to understand my beliefs. I am so glad I found this blog.
Think about what you want in a relationship. You never had it. I don't think we could have a real conversation about those points either. So I understand how it's easy to believe nonsense when you're brainwashed from birth, and how it can be comforting to believe your life is somehow very important in the grand scale of the universe, and how you don't have to be afraid of death because you'll go on to a better place where you'll live happily ever after for eternity. For any woman who does not want to sacrifice her career goals…. I know from my own experience that God has the answers and that He speaks to those individuals who humbly seek Him. The goal of dating at that age is to broaden your social circle and learn more about yourself. You can't provide that for her so your marriage will be defective from the outset. Catholics basically married catholics and protestants basically married protestants. You are atheist and that's not changing.
That was literally over years ago. When missionaries come home, they are like top dog religious people. Finally, it is a very tight-knit community and despite efforts to insulate you from conversion-minded missionaries, you will be exposed to a lot of people that think, like this woman does, that atheists are without a moral compass. It's a great idea to know where you stand so that you'll be prepared when this comes up in conversation. You insult my husband who is as faithful as they come and does everything he can to spend time with us and to help out. I mean lots of his friends from residency have girlfriends or wives and make it work. It's like watching somone lose themselves in an abusive relationship. Do you have any knowlege of the bible. Ask her right out if she is at all interested in leaving TSCC. Breaking up with someone solely because of religion is something people condemn alot on this sub when its a Mormon breaking it off with a non Mormon, but if floats both ways.
I had no idea how hard it could get. This is tough enough when the kids are babies, but when they're older - teenagers - you'll get to tackle all of the hormone-fueled angst, drama, school difficulties, homework, school activities, and be the scapegoat when the kids get mad at you. I wouldn't purposefully subject my daughters to that BS. Men and women must be willing to accept what they know to be true.