Sunday is considered sacred by Mormons, and they do not undertake any entertaining or outdoor activities that result in spending, on that day. I recall reading a talk from Elder Nelson in which he indicated that the church teaches general principles and does not spend time teaching exceptions to general principles. Best wishes to those struggling with these big, life-altering decisions. Forget what anyone else says or expects of you. This is not about either of you individually. I have already been told I will "lose" to medicine if I put pressure on him. We always went every Sunday, had family prayer and scripture reading, etc. I told her that I want to only be friends. All of which will remind her that she wants you to convert so you can be together for eternity. Do FaceTime with her when she gets there to drink tea.
Mormons defintely play by a different rule set. I've told him multiple times that I don't care how much money he'll make, but one of his big things is that he wants to provide for me and his family in the future, with that being one of his main motivators.
But the idea of marrying my husband felt right from almost the get-go and, my patriarchal blessing made so much more sense. He was not a prominent man in the church. But I also know that He loves us so much that He would never take away our ability to choose for ourselves. You are atheist and that's not changing. This happened to me, and it took me forever to get out of the cult. You've made good points about not bringing up the CES letter or anything that could be called "anti-mormon. They even refrain from tea and coffee. So I came across this post and I was wondering if you ladies could give me some advice. How the Book of Abraham was translated from Egyptian scrolls. You guys are looking into this wayyyyyyy too much.
We seem to be one two different planets communication in two different languages. I just wanted to let SN and AD know that, if you decide to choose this path, you are not alone. I was happy to read your blog. What am I getting myself into. When we are together it is amazing he obviously has work that he takes care of when I am there but for the most part he tries his best to leave work at the office. Love in Different Languages. Maybe we'll break up in a month. Most of the time, your boyfriend will be on call or at the hospital whenever you make plans with your friends or family. My new book is called, "Looking For: If he doesn't have time to pursue a relationship, and a medical resident usually doesn't, he shouldn't have done that. There's a different kind of balance, but that doesn't mean that there's no balance.
I'm pointing this out because I don't know her and couldn't tell you what to expect. And when you give all that you have to support someone else's dream, the money, cars, jewelry, etc mean little, unless you're a gold digger. But it also means he has ultimate responsibility for his patients, both ethically and legally. You are too young to deal with this.