And your future kids will be taught that you are the reason they don't have an "eternal" family. Should we try to heed their counsel and marry in the Church. For men, this will likely come after completing your mission trip, so in your early 20s at the earliest. I would need to ask my husband again. I've a,ready been a single parent once. M so happy that I found this blog.
Marriage is hard, period. Trust me, I too tried to make it work with my very Mormon also returned missionary ex-girlfriend. My current atheism bothers him a little but as long as we respect each other it's fine. It may change your relationship to them forever. There is no such thing as a perfect Mormon family- regardless of whether the parents are sealed or not. I would never convert. Weirdly, one of the best sexes I ever had was with a lesbian who felt remorse and as though she had betrayed her fellow lesbians.
As time has gone by I realized that the opinons of others is not important to me and oddly enough those who did not originally approve have had their hearts and minds changed by the love my husband shows me, our daughter, and the members of my family. I'm not so sure. Is he willing to, nay, interested. We also struggle with infertility. I alway understood and supported him so it was my way of being useful in the world, too. Now that I am trying to MCAT study for at least 2 hours a day the pressure to find time together is really high.
I let people assume what they will. The bottom line is that you are setting yourself up for difficult times ahead. We are still struggling to put our life back together for the sake of our marriage and our 3 boys, but it is a difficult path. Also, as Joanna points out, men and women already inhabit a separate culture. Thank you for this web site blog-I have enjoyed reading these similiar experiences of ladies married to physicians or soon to be physicians. They are just really convinced they are right. But I do believe in modern prophets and that God gives no commandment that is not for our own happiness. It is positively shocking. YOu ladies out there My soon to be fiance is a doctor, he'll be ending his internship in and maybe will do his postgraduate abroad.