If he weren't a doctor saving lives and had more free time, he could most definitely do YOUR job. The church can be a very cruel place for single people. Dating in your teenage years will help you learn the kinds of things you value in another person. Most of my female friends work and their husbands don't work weekends so it is hard to have people to hang with.
Best wishes in whatever you decide. Keep your power, girls, and keep the marriage egalitarian. My husband and I have a much closer relationship than ever before and I just hope that another blue eyed nurse doesn't come along to distract him. This is my own personal opinion.
But what does it really mean to be a patriarch, to lead your tribe. Are they a functioning member in society. In her mind if you never accept the gospel you are denying her eternal exaltation as a God. I knew that when I met him. If so that's a good sign. They seriously have movies about it. I hope I can forgive it someday, but even still my anger is red hot. Having no expectations and being flexible is very important. If she can accept me for who I am and what I believe, knowing that I'll never give her the eternal family she wants, then maybe we'll be ok. I also think that if marriage outside the covenant is a sin, it is not so grave as to be unforgivable.
Moved into his house and it is hard to fit in. Nobody has prepared her for one, definitely haven't prepared her for a healthy physical relationship. Thank you for having this blog. The church really needs to tailor to more partial LDS families, imho. I get sweet texts some morning when he is on his way to the office and that's all it takes the rest of my day is amazing.