Take the missionary lessons, read the Book of Mormon and the Bible. I appreciate all the replies explaining the extent of the aggravation and pain I likely will face. He is absolutely, hands-down my favorite human being on the planet. All parent-child relationships do. Thank you for this web site blog-I have enjoyed reading these similiar experiences of ladies married to physicians or soon to be physicians. We also do not allow harassment of those who post about being victims of rape, or who state that they are contemplating suicide. I was the bishops' daughter who went to BYU but didn't go on a mission because I was already married with a 10 month old by my 21st birthday. She probably doesn't even realize how crazy that is. It's so sad to think that people so young will be stuck wearing 19th century undies when they should enjoy their years of being young and stylish.
I am so glad to have found this blog too. At best they just try to include you in the community, and at worst you are constantly told that you'll be welcome "when you're ready. So I understand how it's easy to believe nonsense when you're brainwashed from birth, and how it can be comforting to believe your life is somehow very important in the grand scale of the universe, and how you don't have to be afraid of death because you'll go on to a better place where you'll live happily ever after for eternity. Do you really want to wait two years to enjoy sex, fun, happiness, intimacy with someone.
How would that motivate you to work out every day to get a girl. The gold is in the footnotes and sources linked from those new essays. She is probably thinking she can convert you if she is with you long enough and is a good enough example. Mormonism isn't a free ticket to heaven. The thing is, even though no one else trusted my decision, I prayed about it daily for our entire relationship.
We have been married for a little over 3 years. I know a non-Mormon guy who married a Mormon woman and has kept her beautiful and desirable, by encouraging her religious involvement, even though he avoided Mormonism himself. I know that sounds cold but if you train under stress for that many years and become a member of a masochistic not the sexual context fraternity like that of surgical residents, then you more easily shut out anything that might break down those walls. You are brave and good people and seem to be raising wonderful children who will be lights for everyone with whom they come in contact.