We've been dating two plus years, and we find a key is taking vacations. He usually doesn't have time during shifts to grab food, and after shifts, he comes home and crashes. Some of the guests talked about the importance of helping hard core mormons to be open and accepting to ALL their brothers and sisters in the church, regardless of sexual orientation. This means holding hands while walking around, or even kissing. More than often, these men cheat and will trade up as soon as they start making some money. For example,is it reasonable to expect sex 1x a week.
On the other hand, if you believe God is bigger than we can imagine, and is not constrained by religious dogma, you have as good a chance as any at a happy, thriving relationship. She ends on a positive note: You are a flawed and unique human being, with excellent training and an admirable sense of purpose. What if you are sexually incompatible. Props to your sister. Congratulations on understanding that and avoiding problems. I will definitely take your advice and talk with him about my concerns I truely love him and want us to see eye to eye about certain issues since we are working towards being in this for the long run. The right age for getting married varies depends for men and women. The doctrinal and afterlife issues around a non-temple marriage are an entirely different topic, and one that I am personally much more at peace with than my questions about how one might make an interfaith marriage work in this life. Loneliness seems to be a part of being a wife of a doc in training, and at times all I can think of is simply getting over a day at a time. Can you live your whole life with a husband you doesnt or never will believe in the mormon church.
All these are reasons to have some serious discussions. His hectic job aside, he is an amazing man, very loving and family oriented, which is what I have always wanted. He did not like the idea of early morning seminary and he told me I was old enough to make my own choice to serve a mission, but he strongly advised against it. You will always be second place. I have missed the Church in some ways, and certainly the blessings of a temple marriage.
I've decided not to mention the CES letter or anything that could be considered "anti-mormon. Dating a doctor is a huge motivator for me. I simply do NOT believe he and I will not be together after we die. Consider also the evolving perspective of the potential husband.