We go for hikes with the dogs and bike rides but I feel so lonely and it breaks my heart every time I have to leave his house because I know that I won't see him for a week or more. I think you need to figure out if you are willing to stay in a relationship with a man who's so busy, because trust me, it's not going to change anytime soon. You will desire to have that eternal marriage, to have that support in taking kids to church, to be able to talk docterine with a like-minded individual. Many, many lapsed Mormons catch the true vision of the gospel at some time in their lives and desire to repent and become observant again. Sorry you had to go through this, but it's for the best if she's about to leave on a mission. The misogyny is deep in the Mormon church. That was my experience. Attacking other posters is not allowed, but this forum recognizes the difference between a belief and the person holding to that belief. It takes an incredible amount of self discipline to first find and then be able to maintain a balance between life and medicine. Each to their own though.
My family supported me in this. Mormons love to have fun, but they prefer keeping it clean, respectful, and something that everyone can enjoy. Marriage is serious business and we are in it together despite our spouses shortcomings. The scenario where she refused to watch a possibly 'anti' documentary and wanted to watch church-sanctioned material sounds like a red flag. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. No sex before marriage. Most of us were Mormons and one point, many of us were even TBMs. Here is hoping I manage to land myself one of them and preferably a single one!!. I do not contact my gf every day unless they are online.
Mormons have separate congregations for young single adults, which is very convenient. No one, except someone who has been Mormon can understand how deep the hooks are sunk into the Mormon psyche. 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. Because Utah mormons are waayyy different than mormons everywhere else. There is NO guarantee that marrying a returned missionary RM in the temple equates with love and happiness.
Don't think your life is going to be all rainbows and great lifestyles. Of course, your parents will care most. From someone else in the medical field - a nightly phone call would be seriously draining, even if it only lasted a few minutes. I am a something male. 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. As much as I want to share his brilliance and compassion with the world, I know that once he makes that connection with someone's sick parent, it is easily hrs less of our family time, and he won't even be treating them. I got married last year, left a great job, family, friends and city to be with my husband in a very small under developed town.