Your girlfriend might, or maybe IS, going through this. This lack of inclusion within the general society makes them socially awkward, especially around men. They may need much more than casual contact with the church to see the truth in it.
She encourages me to develop my skills and talents, and provides an example in several of those areas. She is now happy with her uber-Mormon boyfriend and I am happily dating other people as well. All parent-child relationships do. Why Mormons don't drink wine or coffee. With minimal support on my side and going against everything I had grown up learning, I had to trust my relationship with God. March 19, And congratulations, "lovableluciferian" for walking away from the precipice of an untenable relationship. If she was anything like me, that idea is probably foreign, radical, confusing, interesting, and inspiring to her. April 05, There are ways to avoid blue balls ya know. Then a few months later he was not given time off for our daughter's pre-school graduation which was a big deal at the school especially since the school was closing.
This is the rule rather than the exception. Ultimately there are no guarantees but I'd say it's worth a shot. If you have a literal belief that you need to have a temple marriage to go to the celestial kingdom, you will always keep a secret desire to convert your spouse. All of which will remind her that she wants you to convert so you can be together for eternity.
God works by small and simple means to bring about His great and eternal purposes. We'll see how long till last I have my business degree and work in a male Dominated environment so I have choices. This was the biggest one for me.