Don't put them through that either. He is studying to get into a residency program and I struggle to get his time. He was not a prominent man in the church. Please realize I know how the church works, was extremely active and raised good kids. If you are an atheist or a non-believer, then let your date know, and politely decline the invitation. My 16 year old daughter told her Bishop who made that comment, that she thought her dad was great just the way he was. Rawkcuf, maybe your comment is like your name and intended backwards, but what do you mean by differences between races. I am a happily married mono-faith guy who has no testimony of dusted base boards. Is your spouse willing to give you up on Sundays, and half your weeknights.
There are some left but most people don't even realize the thousands of dollars a year that go into keeping your job such as license renewels sometimes for several states if your practice in on a border and has more than one siteCME, malpractice and other insurance, hospital privileges or several if your practice has to cover several surgical sites and facilities in order to stay openetc. A couple of things I run into most is that people assume I am also Mormon. So I want to know, if you woud have been given the option to take a totally different path and have a fresh start, would you have taken it?. To me, life is all about growthвso ask yourselfвwill I grow more staying single and focusing my life on the church, or will I grow more branching out, looking at life from different perspectives, and allowing myself to see options I have not yet considered.
It's typical to not hear from him for weeks. Read our Exit Stories from Mormonism. Almost everything is complicated. The Holy Ghost will testify that it is true. I learned, growing up, that very principle, that you HAD to marry a member or your marriage was doomed. Second, in my experience mormons have been some of the kindest people I've ever had the privilege to know, and they have not lived up to the cult image you describe.
All i want to do it cry reading all of these posts. To answer your question: Even when he does, everything is on his terms. To them, everyone is either TBM, hasn't learned the truth yet, or has some kind of personal failing laziness, desire to sin, allowed themself to be deceived by satan, etc. We're giving it to you straight because we hope to help you avoid the heartache many of us have experience due to the harmful teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I think it was Spencer Kimball who counselled that before marriage you should keep your eyes wide open and then after marriage keep your eyes half shut.