The sons inevitably went inactive later in life. By the end of the first date with my husband I knew I wanted him to be a part of my life. I've heard way too many stories of people breaking up with amazing people and they end up alone or in a less happy relationship. Wish I knew ways on how to cope with being a girlfriend to a doctor.
If you want to go against that trend, one of you will almost certainly change perspective. There are two ways to go about this. I know from my own experience that God has the answers and that He speaks to those individuals who humbly seek Him.
She is a returned missionary, and won't Marry you if you want to stay atheist. Will he possible convert just to make you happy without really buying into it. I had to lobby and cry alot so I could bring my dog up, I am not sure how that will go because dogs have hair, need to go out, and the house might get messed up. This lack of inclusion within the general society makes them socially awkward, especially around men.
I have missed the Church in some ways, and certainly the blessings of a temple marriage. However, I believe there are rules set, and we receive certain blessings when we obey said rules. I've been married over 4 years to a 1st year GI fellow.