Somewhere down the road, you will find another girl who will be a much better match for you. You should also be willing to date other people. Meaning that unless you are willing to become Mormon And your savings account. I was recently married to my husband in the Twin Falls, Idaho temple for time and all eternity. He did not like the idea of early morning seminary and he told me I was old enough to make my own choice to serve a mission, but he strongly advised against it.
You would be her back up plan in case she can't find a guy who is a returned missionary, preferably from a prominent LDS family. Surgical intern year is much harder than I expected. I'm a Mormon girl in love with an amazing non-Mormon man. His pager will become your most despised enemy. I've been doing it wrong. Their thinking is something like this. She won't marry you. Now, lest you look at this all and say, "sheesh, go to counseling. He took out his bad moods on everyone. No one, except someone who has been Mormon can understand how deep the hooks are sunk into the Mormon psyche.
This comment has been removed by the author. Keep the relationship casual. She will want her kids blessed, baptized, taking temple trips to baptize for the dead, hold the priesthood, a bishop will ask you sons and daughters if they masterbate and punish them if they do, etc. It is a new experience yet for me as I have only been married 6 months to a doctor. He has become engrossed with pornography and having cybersex via cam with random women he meets in game rooms. It's the sort of super dismissive "all women are the same" attitude that I learned in church and left to get away from. I too suffer the same problem. She may never join the join the church. I am literally too lazy to get up and get the computer.
Our communication is mostly via texts, but he keeps me in the loop at work, and I do the same. He left his practice of many years and started a new one this week. What about the folks at church. What my boyfriend and I used to do when we were long distance is write really, crazy long emails to each other almost as long as my blog posts. I've been thinking more about your situation and another thing came to mind. The intrusion into my life of an apparently irrational belief that was immune to my influence would have been felt more keenly every year.