He sealed my husband and I on our wedding day. Even without temple covenants marriage is a noble and worthy institution. I've luckily broken down my GF's defenses about the church a little bit. We Finally spent a week alone together for our anniversary and it was glorious. I wouldn't just give up, but be wary. You aren't engaged or married or anything, you can't just know that she won't see the light and remain crazy Mormon forever. We had lots of sex and fun. I could draw some flip-art of a kiss on some post-it notes and send one a day. 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. Dating is a tricky game.
I am a nurse and have been for 10 years. If He can answer prayers to help you find missing car keys, He surely can help you understand who it is that you should marry. They nicely include all the pictures we grew up with on how the book was translated and admit that isn't how it happened. The Church does not recognize homosexual marriage, and does not condone sexual activity outside of marriage. Take a breath, stop and think, is it worth destroying so many lives so you can step in and take the rewards after someone else does the hard work. If she says yes. I've never understood that bit of the LDS culture. 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. But, if ever were there were a time to be overly cautious it's with this topic. Why Mormons are not sexist.
I just happened upon your blog I'm a doctor's wife as well - rural family medicine and I just wanted to agree with you that "have no expectations" is awesome advice. Part of me wants to say Yes!!. Because I have a husband that is not a member I have a quasi like status in the ward. It is not something that should be taken lightly.
Righteous love does conquer all but in some cases it takes a lot longer than we are willing to wait. Give yourself some credit for being attracted to the good side of the Force. I married a recent convert girl в she may as well have been a nonmember в and less than a year later we got an annulment. He was gone by 6: I was left to manage the house, the finances, the kids' schedules and what little time was left over for my own interests. Anonymous, you are right.