The views expressed by individual users are the responsibility of those users and do not necessarily represent the position of the Church. It has been very therapeutic to read about other people's experiences. It will definitely take patience to work through any of this with her but it sounds like she's a pretty awesome person. I was recently married to my husband in the Twin Falls, Idaho temple for time and all eternity. The church will be in your bedroom, finances, and all your decisions. Full respect and care. At parties, they drink soda and play board games. From her summary, he just did not understand her dilemma at all. That of course does not mean all eternal marriages should have been entered into or will succeed.
Play with fire if you don't fear getting burned. But realistically, if she is not open minded enough to even listen to someone who has a contrasting view of the church - how will she not continually discount you and your lack of beliefs. His specality is emergency medicine so I know that is extreamley competitive. Not sure how much longer I can go on, like this As the physician, I found this blog searching for ways to make my spouse feel more important.
Having said that I'm not looking to get married any time soon, so no. She was expecting me to break up with her, like all previous guys she's been into have done. I tell her there's no pressure and we'll just see how things play out. But they can help.
I am engaged to marry a surgeon next fall. He fit me- does that make sense. I was convinced that if I didn't move to be with him we would never have a shot at a real relationship because his training would take so long - residency. Up to this point, she has just assumed that all atheists are innately evil people. Of course he invited me to come with him, but he is in the wedding, so I'll be sitting there watching him in the wedding on my 30th birthday weekend. Anyways, good luck, I hope it works out.