Hopefully, it will give a little insight into Mormonism's insidiousness. I don't want to give up as I think it is still the stress of the exams that is motivating her response and that given time, we could work things out and have a very special and loving relationship. OP Have you seen the Brother Jake videos. Once he's out of training, though, the medical marriage is much like any other marriage and the success strategies are really all the same. There will be pressure to go to church, marry in the temple, Yada Yada You will want to make sure you're ready to battle this for years, maybe a lifetime. If I just kind of take things as they come, everyone is happier. You guys are looking into this wayyyyyyy too much. She doesn't want to marry you.
Mormons have separate congregations for young single adults, which is very convenient. And yes, some people are unbelievably stupid about it. This is the rule rather than the exception. Instructions can be found here: Posted by Your Doctor's Wife at 2: September 6, at 3: Marianne April 28, at 8: Anonymous September 21, at Anonymous October 19, at 9: Anonymous May 3, at 5: Anonymous November 24, at 2: Anonymous January 13, at 8: A must-read every morning. Again, though the evolving times may have brought about a relaxation in this rule, it is still followed by many youngsters. Anybody dating him is going to need to understand that, and that it has to come first. An important is doing this together.
You are atheist and that's not changing. So, I can only imagine the stories you hear. We are not judged only for what we do but why we do it. Sometimes you might even get jealous of the patients since they seem to get to even see your 'doctor' more than you do. I'm not going to live my life in regret I know it sounds terrible but you gotta do what you gotta do. That of course does not mean all eternal marriages should have been entered into or will succeed. So if you feel like you both are getting serious, then talk to your girlfriend in time and sort this issue out. Read our FAQ s.
Honestly, it isn't her fault. I understand your internal conflict completely and my heart goes out to you. Early in our relationship, I gave some thought to the question of whether I would ever be willing to marry a non-Mormon.