If you think your girlfriend's resistance to being exposed to anything critical of Mormonism sounds cult-like, you are right. Not every LDS person does, unfortunately. So that may be the end of it there. Females are not expected to serve and MOST of the girls that do, only do so because they do not have a suitable read: If your GF is an attractive girl and still ended up on a mission then she is about as fanatical as they come and if she isn't already she will be slowly trying to convert you. 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. We also do not allow harassment of those who post about being victims of rape, or who state that they are contemplating suicide. And on my part, I felt I needed to go out and live harder, party more, be more social, etc.
We are best friends, and you will always have time for your best friend. It will definitely take patience to work through any of this with her but it sounds like she's a pretty awesome person. For instance, I am okay with the us not seeing each other very often part. Yet others are really great human beings. 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. There is much that needs to change and many hearts to educate but if we doubt some of the fundamentals then why not all of them.
But his absence in the spiritual side of my life, and that of my mother, was very hard. And of course, everyone has a different experience. Finally, the decision of whom you marry is really between you and God. Chances are you can't though. I've told her that but maybe she doesn't believe me. I knew a woman who married a man who converted to the church and she spent the rest of their married life telling him he was not good enough. This opens opportunities for all strong and successful masculine men to gain access to these women. But of course this does not mean that mixed religion children cannot grow up to be LDS stalwarts. But there are a lot of women who post here who have flipped from TBM to apostate.
Once she realizes you won't join and she can't get married in the temple, then I suspect everything will be over. Without going into too much personal detail, I received a very real, strong prompting that I should marry this girl. Don't let her try to bring in the missionaries to explain; remind her that she is an RM and knows all they do and probably much more. My religious faith saved my sanity but I still worry. She's admitted to loving me before but she has problems and issues with what she wants. I would like to know if this is normal. Now the Pew survey only took into account self-identification, i. I think that if these two really care about each other that she should be told to take a moment and ask herself how she would feel if they break up over this and years later she finally researches her religion. But I got to my breaking point, and after not hearing from him AT ALL for seven days at this point we had been dating and sleeping together for months. I think there's a chance you two can find a way to agree on a lifestyle and values.