Due to their religious teachings, Mormons do not smoke, drink alcohol or caffeinated "hot drinks" coffee or tea or do drugs. The fact that she is dating an atheist non-Mormon shows pretty serious lack of conformity already. Learned by me in time and tears. Since her father is a bishop, I'm sure he'll want to have his daughter marry a temple worthy person. There are such things as perfect loving families though. While you will be of the right age to date, the Church discourages you from trying to date someone while on your mission trip. These same principles have helped build strong, successful religious communities for thousands of years.
Yes, anyone crazy enough to believe the story of gold plates should be able to rationalize a brown rock. Imagine if all the men in the world weighed over pounds and acted like slobs. If it is a good honest relationship with two well-meaning people, you need to put work into it. This is wonderful and in accordance with the desires of a loving Father in Heaven, but it can turn a marriage on its ear, if the spouse is unprepared.
Many blessings to you. Maybe you do, too. Their perspective gives you an idea of how important your role as wife and mother is to the success of the family of a doctor's wife. March 19, And congratulations, "lovableluciferian" for walking away from the precipice of an untenable relationship. You are brave and good people and seem to be raising wonderful children who will be lights for everyone with whom they come in contact.
Today, at my ward sacrament meeting, in the back section of the chapel where I was sitting, all the women except one were Mormon wives in interfaith families. If you can genuinely deconvert her then cool. I have believed in for better for worse but I cant do it any longer. Drinkers tend to rely on drink before they can have fun.