My husband, regardless of religious affiliation, is a beloved son of our Heavenly Father who is very much worthy of my love, affection and dedication. This is right for me and for us. None felt right, ever. A good doctor must be willing to sacrifice his own needs for the good of his patient and as his wife, you sacrifice as well. Mormons follow the law of Chastity; they believe that the intimate act of lovemaking must be saved for after marriage. We are long distance, and it is hard, because when we are together I spend much of time alone waiting for him to come back from the hospital. Marrying a non-Mormon is not something you do it is something that happens. Because I have a husband that is not a member I have a quasi like status in the ward. And no one has the right to judge you for your decision.
I then asked some questions about some of the essays, and her answer to everything is "because god. Also not one Nickel will be tithed out of any shared funds. Ultimately we broke up.
Be gentle with them and yourself. It's not that she doesn't believe you right now, but it is a bone she will never drop. As a community, we're not set up for screening each funding request [more]. But I ultimately leave it to him most times. Thanks for sharing your story.
We also struggle with infertility. Not in endless discussions of temple marriage, not ever. How am I certain.