And a happy ChristmaChannuKwanzaKah to everyone. As a non-Mormon male widower Catholic contemplating marrying a devout temple recommended widow, I thank you all for the wonderful blog. I am dating a great guy who happens to be a very brilliant doctor going into residency very soon. The two of you can get married in the temple and live together forever for eternity. And sometimes I think we equate easiness with happiness. I try to be understanding but I find myself getting so angry. If you try to deconvert her I suggest indirectly at first. If you are all sealed together, you will be together forever in the Celestial Kingdom. You never had it. I guess I was just hoping there was way for it to work.
If she identifies as a Mormon, then she probably takes her faith seriously, and it means a lot to her.
We play doctor - then she leaves. The first key question to as is: If the answer is yes then the relationship sounds like it's doomed. It won't be easy.
Maybe watch "Going Clear" with her. I feel to say, if you hear this, Amy, in time, it will all come round right. I do hope I'm able to make the necessary sacrifices to make my marriage work. When I hear some of the issues going on in Mormon Land, I usually say to myselfв. I tried to make the marriage work but we were at two different emotional places in our lifes. Much better to marry in the faith if possible. I wish I could find a support group in South Africa. Right now, my husband is in his third and final year of an extremely draining and stressful fellowship. God told me to marry my husband. Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities.
She, her family, and her friends all believe that she can't get into the Celestial Kingdom VIP Heaven unless she is "sealed" to a Mormon husband. He probably hates even the memory of me for getting him in that stupid church. The church will be in your bedroom, finances, and all your decisions. Really have to walk in someone's shoes to understand. Is he willing to, nay, interested. So if you are caffeine junky, be sure that you can adjust to and accept your date's beliefs before going on a date. For instance, I am okay with the us not seeing each other very often part. I get it - he's dedicated years of his life to his craft and he has one chance to roll the dice. And there is NO taking them off to wear a sleeveless shirt, cute sun dress or regular, girl-length shorts in the summer. We try to make this place a little better than we found it.
On her mind, her eternal salvation depends on marrying a worthy priesthood holder. Move on, but after thanksgiving. I made the decision not to have those things when I married a non-member.