Why Mormons don't hate gay people. I wanted so badly to marry a guy who had recently left the church. If you want to go against that trend, one of you will almost certainly change perspective. My doctor husband also has a daughter from a previous marriage who he travels to see every other weekend. I intend to spend some quality time in the temple, with my bishop, and with close family and friends as I think and pray my way through this decision, but I would also value your insights into this. If it's true, it'll come out of the criticism looking better. I love talking religion with him and I have never pressured him to change his habits or anything else about him.
I just pray daily that no matter what we end up doing we are 30 min or less away from each other. And you will be shocked. There is no freedom to think, no freedom to speak your mind, and no freedom to do anything that 'the brethren' say not to.
When you said that the doctor spouse sacrifices for their patients and their family sacrifices for the doctor's career, it really described my situation. Now I feel sadness for losing out because of fear, and a cult mindset. I am exhausted from giving so much of me and I never got much back. I am in my first year of medicine.
I'd at least insist that at 12 the kids can choose to disaffiliate. Also, I'm sorry that things didn't work out for you with that guy: I'm sure you will meet someone else that's just as wonderful but treats you better if you haven't yet. The most important thing is an open dialogue, as you say, and utmost respect for the other person. The importance of modesty. All i want to do it cry reading all of these posts. Trust yourself, trust God and enjoy the beautiful relationship that you have. This sub is a great place to do that. That response made her very happy. And he likes the idea of us raising our daughter with the values the Mormon church instills on their youth. Would love to join.