You will desire to have that eternal marriage, to have that support in taking kids to church, to be able to talk docterine with a like-minded individual. He may never come out and say it, but if you mention marriage outside of the church and he's OK with it, you have a slight chance of being happily married to her and not being mormon. He will not be permitted to bless the child in front of the ward, for instance, so you will have to choose to forego that ritual or find someone else to stand in for the father, which he may not be comfortable with. Now I try to put myself in his shoes and he has always had a problem standing firm in any decision so its hard for him to say no. Let them explore and see the many people who love Heavenly Father and serve him with all their heart. You arent "giving up" anything. If you do attend parties like that, expect her to drink 7-Up and volunteer as the designated driver, and to be completely repulsed if you drink too much. It was not just frustrating but also saddening and stressful.
To the individual who asked, "Am I dating a douchebag. I do get the odd text but now with 3 weeks to his exam, calls are out of the question. All the other stuffв is crap. So it will just be for this life that it may be hard to have a non-believing spouse. And occasionally I have queried the wisdom of that choice. It is not easy for a nonmember spouse to understand a three hour worship block plus callings etc.
A more unfortunate soul needs him right now as much as I need him. Although it may indeed be a good idea to get out of this one, we all need to keep in mind that the situation is more complex than that. Sorry ladies, but that's just doesn't cut it for me. There will be struggles in marriage and childrearing whether or not he is a member. I have been married to a doctor for 29 years now and think I have felt or experienced many of the worries expressed. Her dad is a bishop Oh, I should clarify we're both in our late 20s and living independently from parents. Just an idea, I have no idea what would actually work for her. Pray about it and follow your heart. That's another 15 for me. You will desire to have that eternal marriage, to have that support in taking kids to church, to be able to talk docterine with a like-minded individual.
Maybe if I met him at another point in time, things would have worked with us. Now a basic overview of the gospel. I would advise you to try to be as understanding as you can of her point of view, because having you world view shattered is very difficult and can take a long time to recover from. No walking your daughter down the aisle, no giving your daughter away at the alter, nothing but you standing outside the temple waiting till it's over. One small thing to add here. But if you are with someone who is plainly selfish or dishonest or mean, then don't let them use their occupation as an excuse. She's already past her prime in the Mormon dating market.