We started to communicate our needs more clearly, rather than tiptoeing, and we started to compromise. Anonymous, You are definitely one of the the club. Unless you have some super amazing other dating prospect there isn't a huge reason to cut this relationship off now. Maybe if I met him at another point in time, things would have worked with us. Thanks so much for all the time you've put into your replies. Mormons have separate congregations for young single adults, which is very convenient. Props to your sister. But on the main page of exmormon Reddit on the side bar there is a link to a site with links to all the pages on LDS. It's alot to understand if not raised and taught in it specifically.
The misogyny is deep in the Mormon church. Good luck to you and your boyfriend. Glad I found this post. Don't let her try to bring in the missionaries to explain; remind her that she is an RM and knows all they do and probably much more.
I am so beyond afraid of what lies ahead in terms of residency; the loneliness, missing out on years of family experiences together, raising two kids by myself we have a 1. Also, love how you describe how God has our backs and we can actually act on the notion of things hoped for that are not seen instead of the quaint pseudo idea that all things are known in advance, step by step, and lead to mortal and eternal bliss. Or do you just push through the exhaustion because you care about the person and do things to make them happy even when you don't always feel like it. Doesn't leave many options here though but better than constantly having them push the church on you until you either give in and convert or break up.
Accept yourself, and feel God accepting you, and everything else will follow. Even after being in a relationship I have to take all the decision alone. Gain Essential Business Knowledge. I got married so that we could build a life together. Don't forget too that IF you are successful in turning the lights on and deconverting her, the family would resent you the rest of their lives. I'm dating a Mormon girl right now but we both understand that it is most likely isn't going to last long. 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. I've had a super hard time finding folks who understand what I am feeling I have been married to an orthopedic surgeon for 35 years.