Would you rather give up the prospect of being married in the temple, the assurance of children being raised in the church, and parts of Mormon culture for your boyfriend, or a great man for your beliefs. Because you are a good person, you will recognize the influence of the Holy Ghost and know that the church is true. I had told him that if he hadn't changed jobs, that I wouldn't have left him but that our relationship would probably become irreparable.
I also have an MPH degree, and am currently working and trying to support us while he's in school. And here's an excellent video on the importance of religious freedom. I would show her this recent post for example: Her family will also be thinking about this and will talk to you about it when you spend time with them. If you can live with some auxiliary authority in your life knowing that your wife will, as necessary, bend to its will instead of yours, you'll cross those bridges as you come to them. Mormonism is an all-in religion. Usually, when Mormon girls marry non-Mormon men, these women forsake their religion and revert to ordinary American woman. I love talking religion with him and I have never pressured him to change his habits or anything else about him. In the interfaith marriages that work where one is LDS and the other is not religious, it only works out when the LDS partner is not fully a believer anymore.
When I come home, I don't necessarily want to be alone, I just need to do things that will calm or recharge me instead of things that will tire me out more. I disagree with the doctrines and practices of the LDS church. My experience with non members has been so much more meaningful and caring. The woman's role is to grow up, marry a worthy priesthood holder, and have a lot of kids. When we were dating he made it very clear to me that he had no desire to come back to church. And now, a final word: Send your query to askmormongirl gmail. When I talk to him about this he seems to agree that he doesn't like the person he's becoming and doesn't look forward to a career in medicine, but says he can't leave medicine. It's winter here and I figured she was layering for warmth. You can't force her to change, nor should you if you could.
I try to be understanding but I find myself getting so angry. As my husband learns about Mormonism I get to see it through his fresh eyes. He is married to his job right now. You will raise the kids by yourself, and he won't help even when he's home because he'll be too tired or feel too entitled to HIS time alone. Hopefully they have some say in it, but I'm speaking about other churchgoers' expectations here, and probably your wife's. Anybody dating him is going to need to understand that, and that it has to come first. I spent a lot of time on my knees and made several trips to the temple before I felt l could trust that what I knew I wanted to be promptings actually were. I am 27, LDS, and 5 days away from marrying my own amazing non-Mormon man. Not all of us are able to achieve that ideal but we are to strive for it.