I haven't talked to him about it yet because I was hoping things would change once we dated for awhile and his feelings for me deepened. How is that gonna work. I find myself oscillating between empathy, pity, and rage, but lately, it's been mostly rage. I am not one to be interest with his paycheck, since i am accountant myself. If you can, do it now. If you are an atheist or a non-believer, then let your date know, and politely decline the invitation. My experience with non members has been so much more meaningful and caring. I was the bishops' daughter who went to BYU but didn't go on a mission because I was already married with a 10 month old by my 21st birthday. While a part of me is sad about not having a temple marriage and getting sealed together I have hope that this could change while we are on this earth and I have faith in an ever-loving Father in Heaven who is kind and just and will be able to provide a way for my family to live together in the eternities. Expect her to either write you off during her mission or pressure you to show interest in the church.
Is it wrong to make those types of sacrifices. This is because if your relationship gets serious and you guys get married, then she may have to forgo many of the customs of her religion. By that I mean that we ought to consider simply marrying within the faith and in the temple for all the reasons that people have given. She views patriarchy as a quality of God. What are the strategies for not taking the absence personally I mentioned above that I'm cognizant of my SO's constraints, but it's definitely hard I have been married to an Interventional Radiologist 30 yrs. Never marry someone with the goal of a post-marriage conversion. As a parent, we hope our children will make life choices that will give them the greatest chance of happiness. If we have children, they will be OK to go to your church, but not compelled to do so, and never baptized. Even though it sounds like she is very Mormon, I feel that this will help her.
All those are reasons to give the church some elbow room but they are not reasons for actually staying. Why Mormons are not sexist. Initially I thought he would join the church and life would get back on the only track I knew. This means holding hands while walking around, or even kissing.
But remember that it is also your wife's choice to obey or disobey, and that you have no authority over her as a person, either. My experience has been that personal similarities and differences are a bigger element than cultural differences. We have to show them we care. I would love to someday find myself sitting in the pew with you, sharing this amazing journey. I want to do that though with my husband involved, not be married and be like a single mum. She will likely want you to convert to fix the family.