It kills me that we are now diminished to a mere statistic. Otherwise her family will likely feel incomplete to her. NeverMo in CA Date: NeverMo in CA Wrote: I've read many of the stories here and I know the religion is toxic. It'll reinforce the wisdom of running from this disaster in the making. How is that gonna work.
She might not be keeping the Word of Wisdom, living according to the Law of Chastity, or attending church regularly. I believe in temple marriage, and in the importance of those covenants. Thanks for these thoughts. Oh, boo hoo to me you say When you are made a promise and fall in love with a man who has a broken marriage, you begin to believe that one day you will be with him. This lack of inclusion within the general society makes them socially awkward, especially around men. You can consider some positive activities and allow you to communicate and learn from each other. You can't reason with fanatics, and you got one. The church will be in your bedroom, finances, and all your decisions. It's like talking to a wall. Because I have a husband that is not a member I have a quasi like status in the ward.
I made a conscious decision to marry outside the church for my own reasons. Only idiots are unfriendly to non-Mormon spouses. Something that will help you stand out is a strong masculine frame. Based on what you have written about your GF, my opinion is that you should cut your losses and move on. This is something I see on an everyday basis. Their thinking is something like this.
Learning from a young age that any religion will do means that your children almost certainly will ultimately believe that any religion will do. He may never want anything to do with Mormons or the church again. It sucks but ultimately what Mormonism does to people is it makes them value adherence to church more than their relationships with people. The man I started dating 8 years ago, long before med school was in the picture, is disappearing before my very eyes. They could fill a book, the stories I could tell. By all means, I encourage you to try having those discussions and to make a mental note of when you would choose to walk away instead. Two people can be as completely different as it is possible to be and respect each others' beliefs. I'm surprised this thread is still getting replies. If you are in a movie theater, you can't talk, so you can't get to know the girl you are dating.