This is a very interesting blog and I'm happy to have found it. I cooked every meal…… My husband went to work…being a god to his patients. She is a returned missionary, and won't Marry you if you want to stay atheist.
It is very painful, considering that we have an 8-year old son. Thirty years ago I converted a guy and then dumped him for a returned missionary from an established LDS family. But please also know that the people who love you are hoping you make the right decision because they want you to be happy. Last year I trained for and ran a marathon, which was a pretty good distraction, but with the move recently and work being quieter than usual I'm finding it tougher than I have before. Of course she won't want to watch something that in her mind attacks her religion. Also, I know a bunch of Mormons that say they are, but don't act like it.
I know, I know, this is the last thing you want to hear. Marriage is unbelievably amazing and indescribably painful; I have been at it for 28 years with my soul mate. This girl is also a real person, not a caricature of a cult member, and even if the ultimate result is a breakup, she deserves to be treated with compassion and respect.
Why do we not talk about Heavenly Mother. Eternity is a long time. Honestly, the thing that makes me the craziest is the missionaries. Being married and raising a family can be very difficult if the two of you disagree about important issues like religion. But that is a nice gesture, and he will appreciate it. 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.