It's really cool to be able to connect with someone who shares all of those things with me. He'll pitch in when he can, but that isn't too often. On the other hand, if you believe God is bigger than we can imagine, and is not constrained by religious dogma, you have as good a chance as any at a happy, thriving relationship. And the nonmember spouse may just put pressure on the member spouse to spend more time with them. Hire out as many household chores as you can afford housekeeping, lawn care etc. I think she sounds great but she won't be able to not bring it up. Much better to marry in the faith if possible. I love him so much, but it's torture spending so much time without him. I guess I was just hoping there was way for it to work.
She is going to be taught for the rest of her life in the church the importance of missionary work and eternal families, and Priesthood in the home. I let her know I'd been reading on LDS. I learned that you have to weigh thes things out--is it someone you care enough about to wait for. Your mids is still young. I have done it many times and the repercussions are that they treat me very poorly, but th. Fortunately most of my immediate family has done better. And even when they are home with you Expectations of time together is a mirage.
It will only get worse. Go on dates on days other than Sunday. Trust your instincts and your spiritual promptings. When we obsess over it we start acting like a customer in a clothing store wondering what he or she will look like if they wear that particular wardrobe. As far as as race and the priesthood, Mormons still believe the priesthood ban was divinely inspired. He was not a prominent man in the church. I visit him every month, we managed to go on weekend trips when he's off and he's spend all his vacay time with me and his family. It all depends on the girl.
I just happened upon your blog I'm a doctor's wife as well - rural family medicine and I just wanted to agree with you that "have no expectations" is awesome advice. You should take all of the above advice to heart and follow it just in case, so you can make a smooth transition should it ever be necessary. Edited 1 time s. I would never change my decision to marry him. It has been very therapeutic to read about other people's experiences.