Patriarchal leadership is something that most women in the world valued until recently, but it is still a chief value with Mormons. I respect what my husband does but I have nothing but my pets and a dusty Ivy Leaguedegree. You aren't engaged or married or anything, you can't just know that she won't see the light and remain crazy Mormon forever. Also, love how you describe how God has our backs and we can actually act on the notion of things hoped for that are not seen instead of the quaint pseudo idea that all things are known in advance, step by step, and lead to mortal and eternal bliss. I wish I could find a support group in South Africa. Its was written in shorthand so its hard to read. Follow the footnotes and you start to find the lies. I would leave him note reminding him how important his work was. Do you have a few suggestions for talking points I may want to bring up from stuff directly on LDS. Doctors are gift of God but when u marry, family too is important.
He was also born in Russia during the 80s and did not come to the United States until so we sometimes deal with cultural differences as well as religious. Married men should not reach out to vulnerable women who buy their story of being lonely bc they are married to a woman who should have been a librarian. You are atheist and that's not changing. I'm pretty disturbed by the level of dismissiveness seen in many of the comments here. She won't look at anything "anti-mormon" but if it's on LDS. He is truly my soulmate and I shudder to think that if I had not chosen to marry outside of the church, I would not have had this life with him.
My husband says he will not compromise and that his physical activity is his priority. But, as soon as the marriage happened, the Mormon spouse goes full on Orthodox and expects the non Mormon to comply. In the long run, being married to a nonmember has made me a better person. But you can't make her think about the numerous facts that disprove Mormonism. I am willing to add his religious observances to our worship as a couple and as a family, but should I also be willing to give up some of my participation in my own faith в for example by attending the temple or Sunday services slightly less often in order to spend more time as an entire family.
Don't try to fill the silence and rush to say something like "but I know you are super busy. If this happens, it might click something in her mind that says that what she experienced was pleasurable and she would like to have it again. Make sure everyone involved is a couple, or at least is paired with someone. Talk about issues with Jehovah's Witnesses etc. While it's true that Mormons are not one-dimensional and completely predictable, the odds of a successful relationship, given the OP's description of his girlfriend, are slim. Plan on her family trying to torpedo your relationship if you don't convert.