Mormonism is a lot more controlling and has a lot more downsides. Don't tiptoe around the issue. And their feelings about your marriage are their businessвnot yours. But what does it really mean to be a patriarch, to lead your tribe. Thanks - I searched but couldn't find it.
I'll keep digging through it, but there's a lot there and I'd like some suggestions to narrow my search. And some will do that. However, that doesn't mean I am in a situation where I can call or text or anything. The thing about General Authorities and General Conference, is that they give general counsel that is meant for the general population. I think a lot of people just yell run whenever this topic comes up and like you I think that's unfair. I am someone who loves quality time a lot. I had a busy career and tried continues that until my son was 3 years old and I realized that he saw us a few minutes during his awaken hours…. She seems to be ok with that, and wants to continue our relationship, and also talks about wanting marriage and children, and raising those children to be mormon like her even if I'm not religious.
If you are willing to understand and accept these, whether or not you are a Mormon, you can have a fun time dating Mormon girls. I will keep you posted and thanks again for your thoughtful response I really appreciate it. Sadly, the general consensus of "convert or nope out" sounds like what will end up happening. Nevertheless, I rarely have any trouble with setting some time aside to stay in touch with family, friends, and any woman I might be dating, as well. Who knows, but I think it was especially hard for the moms of young men. I'm currently married to a second year resident in emergency medicine.
I know many of you understand how Im feeling and a lot of you have been there for many years already. He is toning down his opinions and ocd ways a little, to be fair to him, I try to ignore the strong opinions, and him rearranging things. LDSdotOrg is mostly propaganda. There is still a chance you can work out your differences, but it will require major concessions on both sides. I completely relate to all you've written; many of us have come to see Mormonism for what it is, and the severe damage it does to human brains. Trust Building Exercises for Couples. And yes, some people are unbelievably stupid about it.