Ask questions, try to find out as much as you can. After two years of being together with very few problems, it ended within 30 minutes of having "The Talk" about my future religiosity. Order flowers and arrange to have a friend or family member in the area place the flowers for them there.
I will, and have said before that is is one of the worst decisions to marry a doctor also. I am sooooo proud of him but his career has broken me in a way I don't know if I can piece back together. I have to say that I am a lucky woman. And depending on his views of the Sabbath, you will probably get the tug of war on Sundays. If it were me, I would be flattered they had that much time to spend on me. And you will be shocked. Take the crazy and add a ton of even crazier shit on on top and Your girlfriend literally believes in a book of scripture that was produced from a rock in Josephs Hat. From reading the above posts from previous posters, please keep in mind that while it helps to read and learn from each others' experiences as we are all in the same boat -- we must also make the distinction between someone's occupation and their personality or character.
See if you can become involved only if it follows your strengths and desires. I've read through some stuff there and it all seems pretty tame so far. That being said, there are some facets of the religion that you should be aware of that will influence how she approaches both you and the relationship. At the end of the day, nothing I say or do can help him see this. As more and more people marry out of their faith, the subject of interfaith marriage will become more and more important. The two of you can get married in the temple and live together forever for eternity. But from what you said, this girl doesn't sound like she is going to be content to have a marriage for time only. He actually wanted them to be active in a religion and thought this was a good idea. While you will be of the right age to date, the Church discourages you from trying to date someone while on your mission trip.
Thank you for having this blog. Should we try to heed their counsel and marry in the Church. And sometimes I think we equate easiness with happiness. First of all, Mormons are people so there is a spectrum of what they actually believe on a personal level, and what beliefs are most important to them. Seclusion has served to preserve their desirable traits, but it also makes it difficult to gain rapport. As someone born and raised in the church this has been very difficult to moderate and there is some social pressure to become more involved. Wow, so nice to know others feel just like me. On the other hand, if you believe God is bigger than we can imagine, and is not constrained by religious dogma, you have as good a chance as any at a happy, thriving relationship.