The LDS Church encourages that young women explore their options and meet all different kinds of people. Reading all your comments makes me feel sometimes uplifted, other times scared as hell. Marry a person based on his character, not his religion. If you are all sealed together, you will be together forever in the Celestial Kingdom. You will have to make sacrifice your happiness a little. Going back in time, it was never encouraged for people to marry outside their faith and this covered most christian religions in the United States. I learned, growing up, that very principle, that you HAD to marry a member or your marriage was doomed. I see a future with him but I'm not sure whether I can handle it. Your crush might put a lampshade on her head and call it innocent fun. But, as someone posted earlier we did not marry a physician completely for the status and money, we also expect as should any wife love and respect.
They may need much more than casual contact with the church to see the truth in it. I am becoming more lonely now than before. You should certainly still date even if you are not looking for a marriage partner.
Anonymous, You are definitely one of the the club. I grew away from mine as my husband then-boyfriend slowly grew closer to his Mormon faith. Ask her if her parents buy their underwear from a bookstore. I would love to someday find myself sitting in the pew with you, sharing this amazing journey.
When you try to explain to them why the church would not publish said info on their own website they get mad at you and tell you you're ignorant. Doesn't leave many options here though but better than constantly having them push the church on you until you either give in and convert or break up. Take the time he actually can give you, and appreciate it. You've made good points about not bringing up the CES letter or anything that could be called "anti-mormon. I hope it all works out for you. Girls aren't socially required to be missionaries, unlike men. 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. I could go on, but this should give you the idea. To just see ourselves as support to our husband's "noble" ambitions. Mormon decried it was all a lie, an anti mormon lie.