I really hadn't considered a lot of the points people have brought up. Courses were developed especially for physicians by business health experts and experienced physicians. And generally those people seem to have great difficulty in breaking off the relationship, even though they are told that it is a dead-end situation that will cause them big trouble in the future. You can't force her to change, nor should you if you could. Is he aware that if your children are faithful members of the church they might end of marrying in the temple and he would not be allowed to attend the ceremony. Almost everything is complicated.
I also have an MPH degree, and am currently working and trying to support us while he's in school. There are a great many beliefs I can't condone but most of them are along the lines of gender stereotyping, and how you apply that to your own life obviously varies by individual. Comes home 4 am and 7 am he goes to work again. My boyfriend and I are both in medical school and it is so difficult to manage a relationship while surviving the class load. I married for companionship but now all I do is wait for him to stop working, to come home, to call me back, to have time, which is hardly ever. If she expresses interest in converting, be prepared to talk about your beliefs, and help her find ways to learn about and follow them. I've told people money doesn't buy love. You can and should share with her why you don't and never will believe in the Mormon church, and let her decide for herself, but be prepared to have that blow up in your face.
You have to have very thick skin to stay in it. I'm not quite bitter but a tad fed up as have given up family, career, friends and started afresh x 2 again to be left alone at the other side of the planet with two young kids, moving house and setting up home with just 4 suitcases. He had no idea what he was getting himself into. When out on a date with a Mormon guy or girl, be very decent, courteous, and well-mannered. Here are my thoughts as someone who grew up with a non-mormon father and as someone who married a non-mormon girl. I believe that there will be a lot more mercy than justice being dished out at the judgment.
Probably, not Mount Meadows level, but be prepared to have to apologize on her behalf a lot. Although we're young, we've talked about marriage and the realities of everything. If she is full on Mormon, this relationship will go one of two ways: You will convert and change your entire lifestyle and personality to conform with her expectations never to deconvert or you will face severe penalitesor you will break up because you won't convert and change everything about yourself. Your attempts at being funny or lightening the mood may backfire, and your date may be put off. Or maybe he's like me and would rather just collapse into bed with you when he gets home. That's all she thought about for 18 months, plus the months leading up to it, and winding down. He came to bed at 1: I don't know if I can make this work. I am no longer the vivacious young girl……life has not been easy. When I was a teen, my first boyfriend was a convert and people would comment on that instead of how nice he was to me.