I also studied his advice for approaching and dating women. I think the LDS have been vastly over-simplifying that doctrine. That of course does not mean all eternal marriages should have been entered into or will succeed. Like any woman I am a Medical Assistant I sometimes question myself and ask myself what I would do if "unfaithfulness" came across. Take extra care to communicate your needs once a week- don't do it every day. Needless to say, my life is a little bit crazy. We can also save our errant children by our valiancy too. This is wonderful and in accordance with the desires of a loving Father in Heaven, but it can turn a marriage on its ear, if the spouse is unprepared. Also, they are encouraged to date in groups and not pair off alone, so if your date insists on the same, then agree politely. Good advice for "newbie" docs and spouses.
In fact, the church is designed to help people come unto Christ, who is the only one who can change our hearts and help us overcome ourselves to come back to him. If your heart longs for children, a family and love- why should you stop yourself holding out for some mystical Mormon man to swoop you off your feet. We've been going on dates and acting somewhat "couple-ish" for a few months but haven't assigned any labels to our relationship. 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. 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. I, too, am the wife of a doctor dermatology resident.
I'll keep being me and we'll see what happens. I wanted that full support though I am certainly not saying that marrying a Mormon ensures that. There are other rewards, like him being available during the week or on odd days when other dads aren't, and knowing that we don't have to struggle financially as many of our friends do in this tough economy.
This is the rule rather than the exception. To her, if you don't marry in the temple, she will probably do it after you die anyway. My parents, siblings and grandparents are all active members; as am I. Joanna в this is one of your best. For reference we're both in our mids. I would suggest having a list of chores that need to be done, and anyone can check them off. I then asked some questions about some of the essays, and her answer to everything is "because god. I told her that I want to only be friends. You should both sit down and have a serious conversation about what you want and what she wants and if you can both deal with the compromise.