The most important thing is an open dialogue, as you say, and utmost respect for the other person. My dad was in the bishopric for most of my childhood, and I was never the person you describe here. When he is doing these things, he gets really upset with me if I try to talk to him because he's busy. You have given me the courage to continue to protect my marriage and children. It's a great idea to know where you stand so that you'll be prepared when this comes up in conversation.
Are you still working in interpreting or are you doing something totally different. Several of the apostles have grown up in part member homes. It is not something that should be taken lightly. We started to communicate our needs more clearly, rather than tiptoeing, and we started to compromise. They are always dressed in decent clothing, and the same is expected of their date.
You will have to convert and betray your ideals to keep the relationship alive. Would she want you to attend church with her. From reading the above posts from previous posters, please keep in mind that while it helps to read and learn from each others' experiences as we are all in the same boat -- we must also make the distinction between someone's occupation and their personality or character. All of which will remind her that she wants you to convert so you can be together for eternity.
Many times, that is exactly what it really does feel like Yes I'am all to aware about those silly answers regarding pay and "don't worry be happy" boloney. Thanks for sharing your story. A stiff dick has no awareness How's a lifetime of garments and 3 hour meetings sound.