Personally I have a rule that I will not enter a relationship with a believing Mormon. You just can't imagine the heap o' hurt you're potentially setting yourself up for. No lie he is so very loving and caring understands me feeling,but I must say loving and dating a doctor is really hard. Now we go out to eat or to watch a play or do something together about once every week or two, which is a nice change compared to once a year. She views patriarchy as a quality of God. Some great ideas include going on a hike or a walk, having a picnic outside or going to museum. I can be part of a church family whether my spouse goes or not. Think of every possible scenario you can think of. She will want her kids blessed, baptized, taking temple trips to baptize for the dead, hold the priesthood, a bishop will ask you sons and daughters if they masterbate and punish them if they do, etc. Again, I deeply love my dad, but these were things that I had to deal with.
With that being said, I have long considered myself just a tad outside super TBM since we watched Game of Thrones, drank energy drinks, and occasionally stayed in my running clothes sans garments to do yard work. Otherwise you're just denying them eternal salvation in their eyes. Yes, it is bad. This is starting to upset me though and I'm tired of waiting for change, so how should I approach the conversation. The fact that she's planning to go on a mission should help. This is the type of doctrine that Joseph rejected and so have the leaders of the church. This blog has been so helpful. Lately we haven't been talking much as he doesn't want the "scrap time" that I have left over, but instead wants quality time. Mormons defintely play by a different rule set. He would be leaving his career, something he has worked so hard for and his passion for his family.
But i am struggling to cope with him and his hectic schedule. I have spent my life alone waiting for things to get better. I recall reading a talk from Elder Nelson in which he indicated that the church teaches general principles and does not spend time teaching exceptions to general principles. I think a lot of what you say here really rings true, especially the part about the Date Night. Accept yourself, and feel God accepting you, and everything else will follow. I'm not going to break up with her because of her religion, but if we can't come to some kind of understanding about what we'd do with kids After reading every page of that CES letter I am fully aware this religion is a complete fabrication.
This also means giving her something specific to do. I do not threaten lightly. I'm a Mormon girl in love with an amazing non-Mormon man.