He is a great man and I know he will always put his family first but this is such a hard decision. Dating does not necessarily mean an exclusive relationship. I dated many LDS guys before him. There is no question this is the true church. I know my husband appreciates me looking into it because he knows I am doing it to gain an understanding into the culture he was raised in. By the end of the first date with my husband I knew I wanted him to be a part of my life.
I don't mean to be rude, but she's not gonna give up her "nonsense". I don't think you necessarily need to cut ties with her. I overheard her once saying, "being married to a doctor isn't what you think it is" and this is what I think she was referring to. We need to get over ourselves and start loving each other how the Lord intended. Will people have feelings about your interfaith marriage. I think she felt that it was important for me to understand the types of challenges in an interfaith marriage.
Thank you so much for this blog. I can say this. Sure it's lonely and hard work being a "single parent". We had our first child about a year into the relationship.
Pretty alarming how unsophisticated so many presumably well-educated people's expectations are of marriage. It has made me more creative in utilising time alone that it is sometimes preferred. I grew away from mine as my husband then-boyfriend slowly grew closer to his Mormon faith. I was in your same position years ago. I honoured this request and did not contact her until after her exams finished.