Over the years, it would have felt increasingly burdensome to accommodate practices that seemed to me like superstition. Otherwise you're just denying them eternal salvation in their eyes. None felt right, ever. Honestly, he probably is giving you as much of his free time as he can,and can't give you any more. What if you are sexually incompatible. But daytime game is the key. I'm on mobile and it isn't letting me post the URL. A Mormon wife will also want to bring the kids along, and that should be discussed and decided before marriage and before kids.
I know a lot of Mormons who were also not raised on fear and guilt and strict gender rolesвbut I was, as were many of my peers. I'd at least insist that at 12 the kids can choose to disaffiliate. Thanks again for the continued comments and replies to my edit.
We met when I was 19 and have been together only the past 4 years but the love has never died. I'll definitely talk with her about my concerns, and will be spending time with her family over the upcoming holidays so that will be a good chance to see how they treat me. That sentence strikes me as rather bizarre--it seems to be alluding to a causal link between academics and being "emotionally immature," as you put it.
I remember being at some random party in university, holding a beer and looking at the throngs of people around me who were drunk and stumbling. But no one can move on to one of the 3 Kingdoms until they accept Christ and totally repent. We've been dating two plus years, and we find a key is taking vacations. You can and should share with her why you don't and never will believe in the Mormon church, and let her decide for herself, but be prepared to have that blow up in your face. My partner finishes her training in five years and she has expressed a strong desire to have children then. My parents met when my mom was in 8th grade and married when she was I think my sister married fastest and knew her husband at least 18 months, dating for at least half that. So it will just be for this life that it may be hard to have a non-believing spouse. I told her that is noble but she would be selfish to marry and work 80 hour work weeks yet if she does marry I can not see any man who would selflessly give over decades for the sake of his wife's career.