All of which will remind her that she wants you to convert so you can be together for eternity. Just go ahead and ask for the definitions and treat it like learning a new language. Life is suddenly wonderful, and you catch yourself smiling, humming, and happy all the time. In retrospect, I believe I was being led to my current spouse. You can always expand these into group dates by inviting other couples along, which may make her more comfortable in the early stages of your relationship. I wish you the best. There will be sacrifices but I am hopeful. Because Utah mormons are waayyy different than mormons everywhere else. She's told me the church is one of the most important things to her, but from what I've researched already there's no way I would subject my future children to this culture.
I agree we shouldn't continue if we can't accept each other as we are. You arent "giving up" anything. Before I proposed, I actually broke up with my partner for a month в mostly due to family pressure. So far I have been sad most of the time. Sadly, the general consensus of "convert or nope out" sounds like what will end up happening.
Drives me a bit crazy. I married someone that wasn't of my faith and it worked great. Women do not get to hold the priesthood and function in an equal role with men. Had to switch to more flexible job. I got married last year, left a great job, family, friends and city to be with my husband in a very small under developed town. It's been really, really hard for my fiancee, and I don't think he would be my fiancee if I was this busy when we had met.
In my home ward, the non-member son of one of the members of the Bishopbric was able to stand up with the Priesthood and hold his baby girl while they gave her baby blessing. Don't think it's just women married to male physicians who suffer. If He can answer prayers to help you find missing car keys, He surely can help you understand who it is that you should marry. I have been looking for a support group on facebook but couldn't find one so I have created one. The woman provides advice and counsel but doesn't preside. I still feel enriched by the contrasts, but in the important things, we have largely come together. I was convinced that if I didn't move to be with him we would never have a shot at a real relationship because his training would take so long - residency.