Better to now what you're going into in a relationship with a doctor or would-be-doctor. Or, if I'm at work, even though I'm constantly busy, even if I wasn't, I can't just pull my phone out and call--i'm at work. I am not married yet, there is some consolation in that.
Then she can have a chance to actually be the individual she is, and they can have an adult conversation about their future and whether or not they have one. I have missed the Church in some ways, and certainly the blessings of a temple marriage. But daughter and I agreed that this teaching was unhealthy. As I grew and became confident, I learned how to deal with social awkwardness. This woman has already given two full years fully devoted to the institution without question. LDS theology heavily promotes the idea that marriage and family are an important source of happiness in this life, not just the next.
You should not be trying to be exclusive with one person, so go on dates with as many people as you can. Cool Nicknames for Guys. A lot of people are religious. There will always be difference between spouses. Expect her to either write you off during her mission or pressure you to show interest in the church. Early in our relationship, I gave some thought to the question of whether I would ever be willing to marry a non-Mormon. I've supported him for 5 years, taken on that Doctor's Partner role, put my ambitions on the back burner, and it hasn't done a lick of good. Trust me, though--you will.
He was also born in Russia during the 80s and did not come to the United States until so we sometimes deal with cultural differences as well as religious. Leave her so you can both find people that youre more suited for. If you can't deliver it in person, put in an envelope and mail it to me.