Do not expect anything long term. And on the other hand the thought of having to go through these residency years ahead haunts me. Some say, they love wearing it, it gives them "protection from evil". But the lies sting some people. Or the links, in that first vision one. My kids are now 14, 12 and When they were younger it was so hard to be alone and take care of them. Actually, Mormon families are shrinking, just like those outside the Church, but they will always be larger than families outside Mormondom. And the you've seen the CES letter.
One red flag I have for Mormon girls is if they drink coffee. 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. It was actually causing more of a rift than bringing us together. It has been very therapeutic to read about other people's experiences. Aw, glad I can help. These insane hours are wearing on me and I fear what has happened to so many I know will start to happen to us. Thanks so much for the links. My Buddhist husband likes Mormons and even going to church.
It gives people a sense of purpose, while pressuring them to be 'good' by their book. It would likely be seen as a trial in her life. That is her ultimate goal when it comes to dating and choosing potential mates.
I read through a few of the LDS. Everything was fantastic, his family adored me, and he told me that he is going to marry me. Put that in perspective before you try to equate your struggle to his. I entertained without him, but with frequent phone calls, lol.