I wouldn't wish this shit on my enemy. I decided to sort of play along because she was amazing and I didn't believe some of the things she was telling me she actually believed. You can watch them all in about a half an hour and you'll know almost everything you need to know. Find someone who isn't part of a cult. If you do manage to break her away from the church, her family will be there to continue sowing doubt. This always seemed terribly wrong to me. Thank you for this blog. She was masterful at hiding the cuts and bruises with clothing.
I have been reading this blog for a while now but this is the first time I have felt I needed to add my two cents in. You should take your cues from your partner, not from documentaries or this sub, on whether your partner's views and actions are manipulative, brainwashy and damaging. Go miserably explore a foreign country by myself wishing my husband was with me. It is coming close to the time where I will be preparing for the MCAT and it is going to get a lot more hectic than it has been. 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. She will try to convert you.
It's very noble but still demanding. No respect for people's time or relationships. I am 27, LDS, and 5 days away from marrying my own amazing non-Mormon man. As I grew and became confident, I learned how to deal with social awkwardness. Might be worth working through the missionary lessons and CES letter to see if they can agree at least to disagree. Before I met my husband I had dated quite a few members and some relationships were quite serious but I never felt right about it. She suggested instead watching something that was produced by the church itself. In retrospect, I believe I was being led to my current spouse. Wonderful memories made for both of us. I work full time as well and have supported him throughout med school.
It has worked and my children are very protective of their father. I'd just like to add that unless you're happy being with her as a full believing Mormon, don't stick around in the hopes that she'll de-convert. With me it's less about taking my time and more about the mental drain. But I believe, doctor or not, a relationship is all about supporting one another and making sacrifices. Is it naive to think we could raise our children to fully participate in two different faiths. Yet others are really great human beings. She started crying when I explained this to her. I will keep reading, but it looks like most of the stuff about racism and polygamy has been "adequately" explained away by updates to LDS. We are a welcoming community.