In many ways, you yield some authority to the church. The fact she's dating you while you aren't a Mormon is at least a sign of hope. But now, in addition to being a primary spouse, I'm also the primary parent. In her obviously orthodox Mormon paradigm dad's a bishop, she went to BYU and on a missionunderstand that she believes her husband must be an orthodox Mormon and get married to her in the temple. Now that my boyfriend and I are beginning to talk about a future together, though, I realize that I need to consider this question of marrying outside of the church very carefully. This is because if your relationship gets serious and you guys get married, then she may have to forgo many of the customs of her religion. Good luck to you and your family with the rest of fellowship. Of course he invited me to come with him, but he is in the wedding, so I'll be sitting there watching him in the wedding on my 30th birthday weekend. Mormons are one of the few remaining groups with healthy women. If she was anything like me, that idea is probably foreign, radical, confusing, interesting, and inspiring to her.
This insecurity is at the root of the princess syndrome. If you are dating a Mormon man or woman, be genuinely interested in their religion. Or get them met elsewhere. If I just assume he won't be home to eat dinner with us, it's a happy surprise when he is. If you were the one who did the asking, it is simply chivalrous and gentlemanly for you to pay for dinner, the movie, or whatever else you do. I am 27, LDS, and 5 days away from marrying my own amazing non-Mormon man. You have to have very thick skin to stay in it.
This broke my heart. She converts to your religion. I don't know any other doctor's wives.
You may look on here and see all of us, but a lot of us got out much much older. I'm sorry you may be hearing a lot of negativity from us. It's a great idea to know where you stand so that you'll be prepared when this comes up in conversation. Controlling Behavior in Relationships. Yes, talk talk talk about everything yoiu can think of, but beyond that I would suggest pre-marital counseling from people knowledgeable in each tradition at play this will probably take two different counselors, who might be faith-based.