Our daughter is 6. Nothing fixed that issue in me as fast as being almost inseparably bound to a woman that pushed back and kicked screaming against the pricks every time I wanted to make some sort of spiritual effort. When my husband and I were sealed, I finally understood why my Dad had been stressing this to me my entire life. Keep the relationship casual.
You I think are ok with that. She's a shell of her former self and it breaks by heart to this day. So you made a wise decision. Like, she thought that serving would remedy her of any doubts or testimony issues. Based on what you have written about your GF, my opinion is that you should cut your losses and move on. I adored seeing him when I could planned good home made meals and always sent him off the next night with a special packed lunch. He really was awful to women and should've come with a warning sticker. My life may not be as stressful as that of a medical resident or a doctor, but I do often spend upward of 70 - 80 hours per week working. My experience has been that personal similarities and differences are a bigger element than cultural differences. It all depends on the girl.
What you described, just being in each other's presence, sounds perfect. Their job is HARD. That's what love is, right. Joanna mentioned that our theology is rich with opportunities for second chances. I was so incredibly supportive of him and his career. I maintain my own life and embrace my SO with open arms when I do see him, which comes to about once a week usually dinner after 8: I get up with him at 4 A. I love talking religion with him and I have never pressured him to change his habits or anything else about him. Oh this is a great set of questions. Dont aggressively try to destroy her faith but bring up philosophical thinking points. Pants-to-Church Sunday left me a bit bruised.
It's winter here and I figured she was layering for warmth. Some of the guests talked about the importance of helping hard core mormons to be open and accepting to ALL their brothers and sisters in the church, regardless of sexual orientation. You can even spice it up with a little "desperate housewives lifestyle". I'm not a doctors wife - im a doctors GF - but I expect that to change soon. If your relationship is moving forward, or she suggests doing something more expensive, it is not inappropriate for her to help pay as well. A good man is not defined by his religion and a great marriage is not defined by where it takes place.