My family says I should leave him…. He wanted our kids exposed to Christianity for intellectual reasons and likes the community. Having said that, I believe strongly that it takes a special individual who can remain active in the church and have a non-traditional marriage. There's a reason so many Utahns are on anti depressants and anti anxiety meds. She won't marry you. I was definitely taking the "Tough love" approach because I've read countless times on this and other boards, how Mormons claimed that they were cool with their SO not being Mormon, and that they weren't, themselves, orthodox. You sound like a wonderful person. Communication is crucial, and even if we don't see each other for several days at a time, it's important to be on the same page. Make sure the girl you like is already 16 years old.
I'm a Mormon girl in love with an amazing non-Mormon man. Right off the bat, I have to admit that being married and committed to our marriage has been of utmost importance for my husband and I - throughout all of his training. By the way the dog is a corgie. While dating is a good time to get to know someone, if you are young it is better to go on group dates. Hence the suspicious quotes around "adequately. You can't force her to change, nor should you if you could. This is such a misinformed statement. Mormon women are more likely to date outside of the religion than men, but also very unlikely to convert to a different religion.