It was not just frustrating but also saddening and stressful. Thank you so much for posting your thoughts. The Church encourages you to use dating as an opportunity to show your respect not just for others, but for yourself. For whatever reason, none of them ever seemed that interested in me I freely admit this could have been cluelessness on my partand so never turned serious. Then the girl decided still not to date him after all. The system has broken him down and rebuilt him as someone, I fear, I won't be able to respect or feel connected to.
As more and more people marry out of their faith, the subject of interfaith marriage will become more and more important. Her beliefs are innocous but ultimately a death sentence for this relationship. We have a strong relationship, so I am lucky - but lately the demands of family are becoming a bit too much to handle - and I really don't know how to 'deal' with my inlaws and 'sharing' my husband with them. I believe rules are to be obeyed.
If we truly love someone, we have to make sacrifices. There are such things as perfect loving families though. Should one belief system or lack of one take priority and why. With that same attitude they will rise up on the other side of the veil. I grew up in a very strict Mormon home and dated only Mormon men until I met my now husband. I knew a couple in my last ward who got married in their mid 20's.
So while I believe that, in fact, non-celestial families still can be together forever, I also think that there must be great merit to qualifying for the whole Enchiladaвwhich I perhaps cannot fully appreciate at this time. Plan on her family trying to torpedo your relationship if you don't convert. I could imagine all these nurses throw theirselves at him regardless he being in a relationship with me.