And a happy ChristmaChannuKwanzaKah to everyone. Mormons are very strict about avoiding sex outside of marriage. In the end people have to make their own decisions. A few years ago I ended up in a wheelchair.
He also brought up issues with the church when we discussed religion so slowly he brought to light some disturbing facts and even though I would have denied it, it got to me. She is passionate about it. Sadly, I'm not sure at this point.
The way he wanted to live his life, the family he wanted to have, the wife he dreamt of- matched the type of person I longed for. Love in Different Languages. We'll discuss further after the holiday and see where we end up. It's simply sometimes hard to accept that while he is your number one priority, you probably never will be. It really can be that simple. If so, you have a chance. I disagree with the doctrines and practices of the LDS church. It sounds like you two haven't gotten exceptionally close and that it wouldn't be too hard on either of you to jump ship and move on. Many men have begun leaving the Church in their early twenties as the mission has become more important. You might need to trade missionary lessons for research on her part, and we can suggest less scary resources.
She is in pretty deep and culture is a powerful force. And he likes the idea of us raising our daughter with the values the Mormon church instills on their youth. This means no swearing, loud talking, or making offensive jokes. I know my husband appreciates me looking into it because he knows I am doing it to gain an understanding into the culture he was raised in. She honestly believes that she has the truth, and that if you are exposed to it enough you will recognize that. Best of luck, and God bless.