You need to disabuse them of this notion. They believe that the body is a temple that needs to be worshiped, and that inner beauty is more important. That's my two cents. He may never come out and say it, but if you mention marriage outside of the church and he's OK with it, you have a slight chance of being happily married to her and not being mormon. He went out and purchased a promise ring, but was holding off on giving it to me. This means first being clear that you want to go on a date. This woman is a human being, not a caricature of a TBM. Tell her that you want your relationship with her, and her relationship with your children together to be separate from her religion with her god. What are the strategies for not taking the absence personally I mentioned above that I'm cognizant of my SO's constraints, but it's definitely hard I have been married to an Interventional Radiologist 30 yrs.
Married men should not reach out to vulnerable women who buy their story of being lonely bc they are married to a woman who should have been a librarian. But the idea of marrying my husband felt right from almost the get-go and, my patriarchal blessing made so much more sense. But now, in addition to being a primary spouse, I'm also the primary parent. Trying to maintain a long-distance relationship with someone at home or attempting to date someone you meet while on mission are both distractions.
Most couples who are married where one is a Mormon and the other isn't, usually stems from a situation where they both were married in the temple, then one of them lost their faith sometime after that. If this is the case, she definitely can be reprogrammed and awakened. In each case, you should also consider how this will affect your families.
If I could I would marry a businessman or a builder which could have earned us a lot more and wouldn't mean we had to move so much. I have had to compromise more often than I would have liked. That said, Mormons have learned to have fun without alcohol and often have to wait until drinkers are well-oiled and loosened up to join in the dopey-ness. They will teach the boys that masturbation is evil, which will cause most boys to lie about it and feel deep shame and guilt. Ladies, question for you: I find that the fellow ship has created an environment of chronic stress and chronic sleep deprivation that is absolutely affecting his libido. Forget what anyone else says or expects of you. My spouse and I are best friends first and I think that's what really makes it work. I'm firmly in the RUN camp. It hasn't been easy for me to create a regular social life that involves me missing a husband.