How will your spouse feel about that in 20 years. Just as secular marriages have problems, so do temple marriages. Either you are just fun for now or she wants to change you. The woman provides advice and counsel but doesn't preside. Please realize I know how the church works, was extremely active and raised good kids. And even then it will put Huge stress on it and on you for the rest of your life. Trust me, I too tried to make it work with my very Mormon also returned missionary ex-girlfriend. I just wanted to let SN and AD know that, if you decide to choose this path, you are not alone. I had many extremely hurtful things said to me, along with an intervention hosted by my married-in-the-temple-and-divorced grandmother.
More success stories All success stories Hide success stories. This can be a good way to learn more about your personalities. In fact, your GF is probably one of the countless Mormon women who get married only to find out they have zero sex drive because of what they learned growing up. Might be worth working through the missionary lessons and CES letter to see if they can agree at least to disagree. I'd try to see if she will leave the religion, and if not, you should break it off.
I am so beyond afraid of what lies ahead in terms of residency; the loneliness, missing out on years of family experiences together, raising two kids by myself we have a 1. Sunday is considered sacred by Mormons, and they do not undertake any entertaining or outdoor activities that result in spending, on that day. We keep getting more and more wedding invitations to our apt and with each one I feel like my dreams float farther and farther away. Reason being - he wants our relationship to be spontaneous like it was before the pre-med things really "kicked in". I've had friends with spouses that got Fulbrights or grants to study in other countries. And the you've seen the CES letter. You are a good person and she can see that. That being said, when you marry a doctor, you marry the profession too. Honestly, unless you want to convert and: And, if she does claim those things don't matter, be prepared to find out how much they really do after you've married her.
I also expected that my spouse would be temple worthy and that I would get married in the temple, which was not the case. I get to experience the joys of his culture, which I never would have known otherwise. Anyways, good luck, I hope it works out. And their feelings about your marriage are their businessвnot yours. You need to do this ceremony first where you end up pledging all your money and property to the church: It's cruel to suggest it. I'm not going to live my life in regret I know it sounds terrible but you gotta do what you gotta do. She is now happy with her uber-Mormon boyfriend and I am happily dating other people as well. When mormon married a mormon and failed miserably. At best they just try to include you in the community, and at worst you are constantly told that you'll be welcome "when you're ready. I thought it was beautiful that they included him in the circle, even though he was not a Priesthood holder.