There have been times in my marriage where I have been frustrated and angry by his lack of change. She probably has not studied the real truths behind Mormonism and thinks her beliefs are the only way to become a God while living eternally with family in the life hereafter. In areas with lots of single Mormons of dating and marriageable age, the Church has established singles wards. Oh well, at least now I know. Find some small proxy act of affection that can be done regularly to say that he cares about you, and that can be kept sacred as a stand-in for everything else that's missed. Basically this is different than dating a religious mainstream Christian. Some of the guests talked about the importance of helping hard core mormons to be open and accepting to ALL their brothers and sisters in the church, regardless of sexual orientation.
I believe strongly that I was meant to marry my spouse. Good thing is you can have multiple wives in heaven if you become exalted. As an atheist with Buddhist undertones who married a non-practicing, god-believing Mormon at the height of his questioning, I find this so interesting to me. On the plus side though, after you leave the church, you'll get to spend the remainder of your days bashing it on Reddit. 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. She's most likely secretly playing out fantasies of converting you, marrying you in a Mormon temple, and having a very Mormon life, OP. As for the Mormon cohort he will be exposed to, I have two thoughts: And so far as I could tell, it worked and no one tried to drag her husband into the church.
So it will just be for this life that it may be hard to have a non-believing spouse. Nothing fixed that issue in me as fast as being almost inseparably bound to a woman that pushed back and kicked screaming against the pricks every time I wanted to make some sort of spiritual effort. Trust your instincts and your spiritual promptings. I won't want to start the whole process again just because its convenient for my partner. Hire out as many household chores as you can afford housekeeping, lawn care etc. Would you rather give up the prospect of being married in the temple, the assurance of children being raised in the church, and parts of Mormon culture for your boyfriend, or a great man for your beliefs. If your spouse thinks 8 is too young to get baptized, are you all right with waiting until they are older. Mormon girls are the best, and you are pretty lucky. Their values and the values of popular western culture are wildly disparate, which can be tough for them to navigate early in life.
Someday she may really regret everything, and miss you like crazy. She is passionate about it. I married a NOMO after a lengthy temple marriage and divorce. I didn't even believe.