He is not a member and has told me he is not going to convert. She will be surprised that a non-Mormon holds the same values she does and respect you. If you can't do that, realizing that your partner may never come around to your side of things, you are not ready to marry this person. Try to have a date night once a week and when your Dr Spouse has time off go somewhere. I'm glad a couple of you doctor wives replied back. Do you want a home that is focused on the church with all of the blessings there of or a home that is devoid of the blessings of the priesthood, Sundays without your husband at your side at church with your children celebrating in the gospel. I'm going to disagree with what some of the people have said. The independent work is just as important as the work we do as a couple. Help answer questions Learn more. If he has to work late call a girlfriend or paint a picture.
As I grew and became confident, I learned how to deal with social awkwardness. I never thought fellowship would be worse than residency and boy was I wrong. She probably has not studied the real truths behind Mormonism and thinks her beliefs are the only way to become a God while living eternally with family in the life hereafter. About two years into our marriage, I got sick of waiting in bed for him to come read scriptures with me. Though my mother never openly complained about this, I could see it in her eyes. Now, lest you look at this all and say, "sheesh, go to counseling. No one should feel excluded from the House of the Lord. You guys are looking into this wayyyyyyy too much. Second, in my experience mormons have been some of the kindest people I've ever had the privilege to know, and they have not lived up to the cult image you describe.
The misogyny is deep in the Mormon church. It would be ludicrous to think otherwise. They even refrain from tea and coffee.
He may never come out and say it, but if you mention marriage outside of the church and he's OK with it, you have a slight chance of being happily married to her and not being mormon. No beliefs are protected from challenge, the rules of evidence, or derision. And believe me, I can relate to many of the things you talk about in your blog.