Finally, it is a very tight-knit community and despite efforts to insulate you from conversion-minded missionaries, you will be exposed to a lot of people that think, like this woman does, that atheists are without a moral compass. Sorry, you can't reply to this topic. This is something that's very important to her, and it's difficult to be married to someone who doesn't share the same values. You can't force her to change, nor should you if you could. I knew a woman who married a man who converted to the church and she spent the rest of their married life telling him he was not good enough.
You just can't imagine the heap o' hurt you're potentially setting yourself up for. It's in the Mormon DNA. That is a goal worth fighting for. I'm so glad we waited until now instead of jumping into it right then, because I have learned a ton and the learning curve of being with a doctor is far more steep than it is to be with someone who is not married to their job. There's a ton of crazy in what we were taught all our lives. I don't think you necessarily need to cut ties with her.
If we can say them together, great; if not. He did not like the idea of early morning seminary and he told me I was old enough to make my own choice to serve a mission, but he strongly advised against it. I wouldn't wish this shit on my enemy. A shitty sex life, potentially. I don't want to sound like I hate what he does but it's really difficult to be flex parents every time. But, if ever were there were a time to be overly cautious it's with this topic. A good place to go is to a museum, hiking, or to a park.
I take offense to your statement about affairs. Topics like race and polygamy have been "adequately" explained away, so I don't think we'd get anywhere discussing those things. If you're just shaken up and in need of a few stitches and work is busy, that means instead of rushing to your side immediately I might wait until my shift ends before showing up with takeout and flowers to look after you. She got engaged 3 months later. That is the shit storm on the road ahead of you. If I'm focused on something like reading a textbook, or working on some problem then I might still think of him vaguely but I'm not going to whip out my phone or go and see himI'm busy. And on the other hand the thought of having to go through these residency years ahead haunts me. And don't fall for all their talk of being open and welcoming. Disney gives them the fantasy where they can easily achieve a standard of perfection with low risk.