But if your faith is a key part of your life, this is huge. While the Church allows dating at 16, it discourages serious relationships until you both are older and considering marriage. I have observed in relationships among friends and family inside and outside of the church that holding a temple recommend does not guarantee a strong, happy marriage. These are nice people. She sacrificed two years of her life to convert people to the religion. I married a non-member over 20 years ago. If all you are looking for is some non-serious dates to have a good time, you should be fine.
If you marry him, you are committing to accepting him without the church and all that this entails. I'm not trying to be mean, just very clear. The history of racism and violence is upsetting.
In the endвthe very endвGod loves my husband even more than I love him. There are billions of other girls out there who I wouldn't have issues like this with. So how do we approach saving a relationship with someone who has unrealistic expectations of what a long-term relationship looks like. Point is, I can push myself to my extreme physical ends and he has barely broken a sweat. If I wasn't such a fighter and survivor I would have given up on this marriage Sitting here in the afternoon, I happened to google 'being a doctors wife' because it's a lonely day and I wanted to see if its hard for others, too. My faith, while less orthodox, has certainly matured. They are taught to refrain from smoking, drinking, or experimenting with drugs. In areas with lots of single Mormons of dating and marriageable age, the Church has established singles wards.