So basically we were lies to for years. Mormons have a well-known code of health, called the Word of Wisdom. Good communication, love, support and understanding are the things you should consider. On the other hand lol handshe may fall into tearing guilt and leave you immediately. Just an idea, I have no idea what would actually work for her. This is because if your relationship gets serious and you guys get married, then she may have to forgo many of the customs of her religion.
The most damning information is in the footnotes of the essays. I will have to keep you update on where we match. Thirty years ago I converted a guy and then dumped him for a returned missionary from an established LDS family. Honestly, I have given up on lds men as a single 25 year old. You have been blessed with the equipment to make such decisions. That being said, we have built something beautiful and good, have modeled loving responsibility and accountability to our kids, and I am certain I am with the man God chose for me. He is living with the health effects from working upwards of hrs a week. She might be everything you want, but in her eyes you are not what she has been dreaming of her whole life. In the Garden of Eden, Eve may have introduced sin into the world, but ultimately her actions worked out for good because it allowed all of us to be born and tested in this telestial state.
And depending on his views of the Sabbath, you will probably get the tug of war on Sundays. Good communication, love, support and understanding are the things you should consider. I appreciate your honest, and I really like the way you phrased things, particularly this sentence: Thank you for your comments. Good to see that I'm not alone. What part of SoCal are you in. Life will chuck all sorts of bouncers at you. Me doing everything around the house, running all errands, and working full time doesn't compete with the high stakes work he does and he doesn't understand how hard I am working also because of his job. Please start another thread and continue the conversation.
Before that, you are encouraged to date, but not exclusively. In fact, the church is designed to help people come unto Christ, who is the only one who can change our hearts and help us overcome ourselves to come back to him. The LDS Church encourages that young women explore their options and meet all different kinds of people. Go miserably explore a foreign country by myself wishing my husband was with me. The two of you can get married in the temple and live together forever for eternity.