It's like a catch or something. And as many posters stated, it is something that needs to be seriously discussed with your potential partner. You gals have my sympathy. If you do end up having sexual relations, she will feel guilty, and it will affect your relationship, you can count on that. Two deployments, two years away and I've reached the point where it is honestly easier when he is away.
What can you expect. While the Church allows dating at 16, it discourages serious relationships until you both are older and considering marriage. She converts to your religion. Never ask vague questions and give her definite options instead. I'm pretty disturbed by the level of dismissiveness seen in many of the comments here. I have known many women who have married non-members and are happy. How church discipline works. Yet others are really great human beings.
We are very blessed. Its really much harder than what I thought. Anyways, any advice on which of those times would be best since I know both have to be a sacrifice for him of some sort. She's such a martyr and a great person for doing this. Mormons who marry other Mormons in Mormon temples have a 6. I could draw some flip-art of a kiss on some post-it notes and send one a day. To me, life is all about growthвso ask yourselfвwill I grow more staying single and focusing my life on the church, or will I grow more branching out, looking at life from different perspectives, and allowing myself to see options I have not yet considered. That is speaking from my own relationship.
Yes, I have considered alternatives. 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. Find some small proxy act of affection that can be done regularly to say that he cares about you, and that can be kept sacred as a stand-in for everything else that's missed. If you are a believer and are willing to go, then well and good. I am also a pharmacist and a mother of two boys. I have heard for ten years that my spouse is "second fiddle. He had no idea what he was getting himself into.