And for mormons, the goal is always a temple marriage and a marriage for the eternities. He will have to be okay with being thought not good enough to help in circumstances in which you believe that priesthood power is needed. There are many catholic families with these three main ethnic groups within it. Again, reiterating it, don't expect a decade's worth of time with her, but enjoy her good while you two are together. They require a healthy dose of flexibility, nontraditional expectations, and teamwork You aren't always gonna have a Christmas etc I can understand it would be hard to understand the cues you are getting if you have no basis for that lifestyle, but really think it over. I have a better and fuller relationship with God because my own practice has been supplemented by additional observance. Word to the wise, wait a day or two.
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. Many Mormons stick to a small group of friends within the church. Plus I just quit my medical interpreting job last month. The woman provides advice and counsel but doesn't preside. Also, I know a bunch of Mormons that say they are, but don't act like it. Finally, the decision of whom you marry is really between you and God.
Do you see yourself being with him for many years. No one, except someone who has been Mormon can understand how deep the hooks are sunk into the Mormon psyche. Mormonism is not meant to be a casual part of a Mormon's life but it is meant to be the center. You cannot do his job. These were some tips to keep in mind when dating a Mormon guy or girl.
I really enjoy your blog and your humor. She's most likely secretly playing out fantasies of converting you, marrying you in a Mormon temple, and having a very Mormon life, OP. She hasn't submitted the paperwork yet but I have no doubt that she will do this eventually. Given the fact that doctors, esp surgeons, have a very busy life in US, it seems logical. But of course this does not mean that mixed religion children cannot grow up to be LDS stalwarts.