He would not appreciate my sacrifice of course, because they are often very self-center mind. Ask her on dates. Now I feel sadness for losing out because of fear, and a cult mindset. Meaning that unless you are willing to become Mormon And your savings account. I can't quite put my finger on it. But my choice seems to be build a life so I am not lonely all the time or stay at home waiting for him to have time for me. As for having children, expect to be a single parent.
I think in most situations its either you join or she leaves- either you, or the church. I chose to move on. The divorce factor may allow some women to experience single-faith marriage at some point as some Mormon men marry multiple Mormon women over the course of their lifetimes, but the overall point stands: The only options for these women involve seeking a partner outside of the church, or a lifetime of celibacy. You guys are looking into this wayyyyyyy too much. That is why there are home teachers, friends, family members, neighborsвto provide priesthood blessings. Or get them met elsewhere. Having said that, I believe strongly that it takes a special individual who can remain active in the church and have a non-traditional marriage. This does not mean that you cannot do those things, but remember that she will not be able to do them with you. It may not seem like a big deal now, but eventually it will probably surface that at best, the church impacts and influences her behavior in almost every area, at worst, it dictates it. You should take all of the above advice to heart and follow it just in case, so you can make a smooth transition should it ever be necessary.
So I knew what I was getting into when I married him though I secretly hoped he would still convert back. We try to make this place a little better than we found it. You should be fine as long as you stick to the lines you have laid out.
The most important thing is an open dialogue, as you say, and utmost respect for the other person. If you are only after non-serious dates and spend a great time, you should be fine with this set up. Why do we not talk about Heavenly Mother. How do I help sustain and grow our communication under the circumstance. The important part of finding a partner to marry does not, in my opinion, revolve around whether or not you are of the same religion. There is a lot about Mormonism I am still struggling to understand, but I am reading faith-based memoirs and studying up on Mormonism as well as other religions but the relevance here is on Mormonism. Honestly, I have given up on lds men as a single 25 year old.