It takes the right personality and commitment on both sides. He is dealing with the aftermath of a failed suicide while I spend my time trying to keep busy at home. Someone already said it, but unless you are planning on converting, this is a dead end relationship. Read on to know the dating rules of Mormons, and some tips on how you can make it work with this special guy or girl. If she expresses interest in converting, be prepared to talk about your beliefs, and help her find ways to learn about and follow them. It's why TBMs are so bugged by people that leave the church. Marriage is simply not an option to me there.
It's been really tough and am only hoping to see a glimpse of the reward soon, whether it is simply watching a movie and actually finish it in one sitting or finally having dinner in the same room. Over the years, it would have felt increasingly burdensome to accommodate practices that seemed to me like superstition. Even if she does, you'll be the reason in her family's eyes. Be open and talk about your ideals. But what does it really mean to be a patriarch, to lead your tribe. I would love to someday find myself sitting in the pew with you, sharing this amazing journey. I think it was Spencer Kimball who counselled that before marriage you should keep your eyes wide open and then after marriage keep your eyes half shut. No one should feel excluded from the House of the Lord. Get her to explain what she believes, and how it might differ from her church. No easy answers here.
Things I have and continue to think about. Getting Over a Breakup. There are two ways to go about this. My advice would be to date him when he has free time. I know kids and a house will make our time together challenging, but for as long as I have known him his family is the most important thing and he makes sure to keep a strong relationships between them. That is a hard truth.
Seeing his mom, being the pillar of his family, scares me to think I will not be as strong as her, since I have always been the pampered child since young. The doctrinal and afterlife issues around a non-temple marriage are an entirely different topic, and one that I am personally much more at peace with than my questions about how one might make an interfaith marriage work in this life. Sorry that you went through that.