Would she be okay spending a Sunday to an atheist space with you. It is helpful to know that there are others who are experiencing the same emotions and to hear about your coping methods and advice. All the other stuffв is crap. In each case, you should also consider how this will affect your families. In the Garden of Eden, Eve may have introduced sin into the world, but ultimately her actions worked out for good because it allowed all of us to be born and tested in this telestial state. I just wanted to let SN and AD know that, if you decide to choose this path, you are not alone. We need to believe fully and then we make choices, not the other way around. I'm firmly in the RUN camp. But that is a nice gesture, and he will appreciate it. I don't think we are going to end up being friends but I'll get over that.
Why is it up to the wife or girlfriend to make it work and face being lonely forever. I've found it extremely difficult particularly as he does not know how to communicate. I knew a woman who married a man who converted to the church and she spent the rest of their married life telling him he was not good enough. It has worked and my children are very protective of their father. We agree on honesty and kindness, it doesn't matter what inspires us to pursue that. It's the sort of super dismissive "all women are the same" attitude that I learned in church and left to get away from. If I were you, I would sever the relationship and find someone else. I understand that, and accept that. That's a really sad story.
I'm pretty disturbed by the level of dismissiveness seen in many of the comments here. Now we go out to eat or to watch a play or do something together about once every week or two, which is a nice change compared to once a year. I married outside the church and have no regrets. Doesn't leave many options here though but better than constantly having them push the church on you until you either give in and convert or break up. But I also know that He loves us so much that He would never take away our ability to choose for ourselves. There are plenty of marriages between Mormons and non-Mormons. While reading the article I could actually picturize my near future. Learn more about the LDS Church. That is a hard truth.
Thanks for letting us know. My advice is, as others have said, have no expectations, expect that you will spend the majority of holidays, birthdays, family gatherings, valentines day, anniversaries alone or with other family or friends. She will try to convert you. It really can be that simple. Indeed, it is the loneliness and the lack of time to have intimacy or feel connected with one another that scares me for our future. She wants the captain of a ship who can direct all aspects of a relationship, including spiritual direction. He still writes to me telling me that until his last breath he will love me. Not the end of the world. I wanted so badly to marry a guy who had recently left the church. Ask Mormon Girl is the blog of author Joanna Brooks.