Fist year wasn't easy as he didn't match, I moved across the states and our honeymoon consisted of moving. They want a man who has navigated the stormy seas of the world, who has just a little bit of history, and has overcome the degenerate worldly culture, a man who has discovered for himself where peace and happiness lie. The only thing they value it's themselves and their career. But then when we do spend time together I have an absolute blast and everything just goes so well that I end up liking him even more. In addition to your religious leaders, there are counselors who specialize in interfaith couples.
We got married two years ago. The LDS Church encourages that young women explore their options and meet all different kinds of people. If your doctor husband says "impossible", ignore him. We feel good about our choices, but know it might not be the right path for everyone. I'd at least insist that at 12 the kids can choose to disaffiliate. If you can't do that, realizing that your partner may never come around to your side of things, you are not ready to marry this person. I can see how it would be easy to think wow, I'm not even worth 3 minutes of conversation and I don't want you to feel that way. There will be pressure to go to church, marry in the temple, Yada Yada You will want to make sure you're ready to battle this for years, maybe a lifetime. That response made her very happy. Girls then struggle to reconcile degenerate popular culture with Mormon expectations.
This sub is a great place to do that. I have a friend who identifies as bi-gendered and often feels most comfortable in femme. By all means, I encourage you to try having those discussions and to make a mental note of when you would choose to walk away instead. Many Mormons stick to a small group of friends within the church. Go for the joy, the experiences, the children to come. For the first time in my life, at age twenty-seven, I am in a relationship that is good and loving and serious enough that I believe it may lead to marriage. In addition to your religious leaders, there are counselors who specialize in interfaith couples. I wouldn't wish this shit on my enemy. I seriously questioned the future of our relationship based on that fact alone. You just have to decide if the payoff is worth it.
Then an explanation of the nature of your soul and where it came from and where it's going. He was gone by 6: I was left to manage the house, the finances, the kids' schedules and what little time was left over for my own interests. I am totally okay with anything that doesn't place physical or mental demands on me. I understand your internal conflict completely and my heart goes out to you.