In our church, women are treated with more respect, and are considered to have a literal free ticket to heaven, simply bu because their female. Welcome to the future. I love my husband so much, but 40 years of loneliness has been more than difficult. This woman is a human being, not a caricature of a TBM.
I get to spend my life with someone who was not raised on fear and guilt and strict gender roles. Single women who are educated, regardless of religion, are also going to find similar gender imbalances among their educated peers nowadays. If she expresses interest in converting, be prepared to talk about your beliefs, and help her find ways to learn about and follow them. My mother now uses her time in saving stray dogs and helping the poor while my father is away which is everyday. No one understands it, so thank you for sharing your thoughts so I know I'm not alone and not being too needy for feeling alone.
I could get a small jigsaw puzzle and send those pieces once a day. You can feel it in your bones. What you are potentially choosing is certainly not the easiest path. He's a big boy and can make up his own mind. There are other rewards, like him being available during the week or on odd days when other dads aren't, and knowing that we don't have to struggle financially as many of our friends do in this tough economy. First, let's start with a short musical introduction on what it's like to be a True Believing Mormon dude. I started dating "A" right after he graduated med school and as he started his residency. It really can be that simple. She will likely want you to convert to fix the family. I'm approaching my 40th birthday and realizing, if anything happens, I will have to plan it myself.
That conversation prompted me to find and read through this sub, and there's some seriously disturbing shit here. I think about leaving all the time now because by myself there are no disappointments. It makes it hard to plan any sort of date. The odds are definitely not in OPs favor for something like this working for him. Anonymous, you are right. Now I look at his job and his schedule and his tiredness as a part of both of our lives, rather than something that is just his life that I have to deal with. Am I dating a douchebag. I work part time from home and am involved in a church fortunately, but I miss my husband. I was thinking the same thing when I read this. If you are in a movie theater, you can't talk, so you can't get to know the girl you are dating.