What am I getting myself into. In my experience discussing my fears with my husband has at times lead to arguing esp. We're giving it to you straight because we hope to help you avoid the heartache many of us have experience due to the harmful teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I really fell that its time for me to move on. I was in your same position years ago. When I was a teen, my first boyfriend was a convert and people would comment on that instead of how nice he was to me. These same principles have helped build strong, successful religious communities for thousands of years.
Don't get her hopes up too much - in return ask her to do something to research your views. When you try to explain to them why the church would not publish said info on their own website they get mad at you and tell you you're ignorant. Mormons are one of the few remaining groups with healthy women. Do not put up with bad behavior at any stage of a relationship. The LDS Church meets many of the criteria for cult behavior. Sadly, the general consensus of "convert or nope out" sounds like what will end up happening.
By those standards, I was a failure, my husband wasn't "good enough" - and my daughter had ambitious real goals that required a lot of time and effort. So I came across this blog and I was hoping you ladies could give me some advice. A couple of things I run into most is that people assume I am also Mormon. As for conversion, she just spent every waking second thinking about converting people. But he's got to know the aggravation and pain that he likely will face. But my choice seems to be build a life so I am not lonely all the time or stay at home waiting for him to have time for me. See where it goes. Juggle them with a working wife, a housewife with children and things become difficult. However, I'm going to show him your post tonight and hopefully he will agree that it's worth a try.
Ending sooner rather than later is much easier and less painful for everybody. So when our children bring home a potential mate that has cultural, racial, religious or other big differences then our child, our concerns immediately flare up. Thank you for pointing this out. I feel like I make a lot of sacrifices to see him and try to make it as convenient as possible for him, which means planning ahead and changing my schedule around sometimes. Sorry if I gave that impression.