Not one little bit. I hope I can forgive it someday, but even still my anger is red hot. This girl is also a real person, not a caricature of a cult member, and even if the ultimate result is a breakup, she deserves to be treated with compassion and respect. If you want him - he is part of a medical school package right now, and likely will be for some time to come. She likely hasn't had many long-term relationships and has no idea what dynamics are involved in one.
But realistically, if she is not open minded enough to even listen to someone who has a contrasting view of the church - how will she not continually discount you and your lack of beliefs. Either it's enough for you - or it's not. She's admitted to loving me before but she has problems and issues with what she wants. How many chances will a girl have to find such a wonderful husband candidate. I posted April 11, Thank you so much for responding to my post as you also know it is kind of difficult to vent about our fears and concerns to friends and family when they are not familiar with the hardship of being with a Doctor. The Mormon church is certainly a time consuming church.
While you will be of the right age to date, the Church discourages you from trying to date someone while on your mission trip. Lok for certain things: Spend some time with a few and you will know what to look for. Glad I found this post. God will help you both work this out.
The bottom line is that you are setting yourself up for difficult times ahead. Pray about it and follow your heart. 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. I trust him and I highly doubt he's getting "it" from someone else. Does she understand that for a long-term relationship to succeed that the partners must treat each other as equals. Sometimes I often think he is a wrong choice. Since a very young age, these girls have gazed at handsome paintings of Jesus and prophets, and learned to respect men who have spiritual confidence in their eyes. If you do believe it fully, are you not really going to want him to make the conversion ultimately. Word to the wise, wait a day or two. When she goes on a mission, she will go through the temple which means she will be wearing garments.