I feel very discouraged. As our relationship has progressed, this vague hypothetical question has led to some much more concrete thinking about what an interfaith marriage would be like for me, for him, and for us. But marriages don't last if you have to hold back ugly, sarcastic comments when your partner attends religious services or defends religious beliefs. With his compartmentalized mind, if I walk away, he will close that door and move on. He believes in God, but also believes that God is everywhere, and therefore does not need to be worshipped in a specific place of worship with specific prayers.
But marriages don't last if you have to hold back ugly, sarcastic comments when your partner attends religious services or defends religious beliefs. Found this blog just now after searching "married to a surgeon". I can be part of a church family whether my spouse goes or not. Although it may indeed be a good idea to get out of this one, we all need to keep in mind that the situation is more complex than that. Almost everything is complicated. Yes, because that is generally what is best. There are many great and wonderful people in the church, and the real evil about the church is that it harms those great and wonderful people. Make sure everyone involved is a couple, or at least is paired with someone. I wouldn't purposefully subject my daughters to that BS. Next year we are getting married but I already see a tough life ahead of me.
While Scientology is way worse hopefully the parallels will get her thinking. LDS theology heavily promotes the idea that marriage and family are an important source of happiness in this life, not just the next. Even more lonely for myself as I have no one to complain this situation to.
I simply do NOT believe he and I will not be together after we die. When my husband and I were sealed, I finally understood why my Dad had been stressing this to me my entire life. If you go yourself, you'll see - those people are good people. I can pray for and with my youngest daughter and bless her thru prayer. For whatever reason, none of them ever seemed that interested in me I freely admit this could have been cluelessness on my partand so never turned serious. It's definitely not an easy life. He blames this on his hours for residency, and to be fair they are really long and insane. You'll question your parenting decisions but he won't be involved in supporting you because he'll have no idea what's going on and little interest. I know, there is a world, which I have traveled, that have a life so much more difficult than I. If I wasn't such a fighter and survivor I would have given up on this marriage Sitting here in the afternoon, I happened to google 'being a doctors wife' because it's a lonely day and I wanted to see if its hard for others, too.