There's this fantasy perpetuated in the religion that if you're good and pure enough, that any man you meet would eventually see the truth and join the church for you. My kids are now 14, 12 and When they were younger it was so hard to be alone and take care of them. And I don't have issues with her, hell, haven't even seen her in over 20 years, but the experience with the whole Mormon thing gave me better insight in to many things in life. I love my husband so much, but 40 years of loneliness has been more than difficult. You gals have my sympathy. No where did I say, nor I think indicate, that I thought this wasn't a complex issue, or that this girl is a caricature.
God told me to marry my husband. Either way, if you have kids and you don't convert, she will divorce you and take your kids away from you and you will be shunned from her community. The date night strategy is a great idea, and we have tried it, but he is sometimes on call every other night for a month and it makes it tough the nights he's on call he likes to be home just in case and the nights he's not on call, he needs to sleep in case he's up all night the following night. I do not have the answer в but I keep trying to figure it out. Sadly, the general consensus of "convert or nope out" sounds like what will end up happening. It is fundamental that we focus foremost on developing ourselves as suitably strong men.
I fully understand the fact that I need to do those things so I can accomplish my dream. To me, life is all about growthвso ask yourselfвwill I grow more staying single and focusing my life on the church, or will I grow more branching out, looking at life from different perspectives, and allowing myself to see options I have not yet considered. She encourages me to develop my skills and talents, and provides an example in several of those areas. Do you believe in the Gospel as taught by the Church. I learned that you have to weigh thes things out--is it someone you care enough about to wait for. How could I help a non-Mormon spouse to feel like a member of my ward family when he is not a member of my church. This came about after many hours and many days of prayer, scripture study, going to the temple, receiving a priesthood blessing, and speaking with people I greatly trust my mom, especially. We strive to improve each other.
I read every page of the CES letter, and it's definitely convinced me this entire religion is fabricated, but I'm sure she wouldn't even read it much less consider its points seriously. We've been together for a little over a year, after having a pretty severe break at right after the 1 year mark. I grew away from mine as my husband then-boyfriend slowly grew closer to his Mormon faith. Also, I'm sorry that things didn't work out for you with that guy: I'm sure you will meet someone else that's just as wonderful but treats you better if you haven't yet. I always feel like I am last.