And a YW leader feels soory for my daughter who is growing up in a home without the priesthood. Don't put them through that either. We strive to improve each other. In the long run, being married to a nonmember has made me a better person. Otherwise, happiness can be found in any relationship. I'm glad you both have found a way to get past the incredible forces that are working against you. It was a huge shock to me and caused a lot of worry on my part.
In the end people have to make their own decisions. If all the Mormons truly were the pricks we often claim them to be, then Mormonism would be the perfect punishment for them. It's not fair to put words in her mouth and thoughts in her brain like this.
It's not impossible, just painful and unlikely. He may never come out and say it, but if you mention marriage outside of the church and he's OK with it, you have a slight chance of being happily married to her and not being mormon. I believe rules are to be obeyed. I got married to a Mormon woman.
The hospital had become, by his own admission, his "family", and he had virtually abandoned us to this demanding career. I married someone that wasn't of my faith and it worked great. My husband is a medical oncologist who deals primarily with ovarian cancer. I mean, there was no way it could be worse than intern year. I'm dating a Mormon girl right now but we both understand that it is most likely isn't going to last long. But it would not change my love for that person. It is hard work. As for deciding to marry someone who is not mormon, here is how I made the decision. To those asking about pre-med boyfriends, mcat, first year, med school boyfriends: You never accomplish half what you set out to do, and taking practice exams is the most anxiety provoking experience.