I can pray for and with my youngest daughter and bless her thru prayer. This is not to say that I need to be the center of attention all the time, but just that I think all the time spent alone makes it more difficult to connect with each other. There is no way I can compete with a suicide!!. You may look on here and see all of us, but a lot of us got out much much older. I got to thinking about how I and others in my ward might react if a same sex couple attended church and how those views might WILL, fingers crossed change over the next decade. Be fruitful and multiply. Good luck to you and your boyfriend. That's what good wives do, right. Also, as Joanna points out, men and women already inhabit a separate culture. I could go on, but this should give you the idea.
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. I had been teetering on the fringes for quite a long time, mostly coming to Church but not really being present, because I felt like an outcast as an older single. I'd suggest the essays. I didn't even believe. Are you going to keep the sabbath holy as a family, or is he going to take the kids out for pizza after church, leaving you home to observe alone. He's just wrapping up his first year. There are some gems like admission to peep stone in a hat translation to the book of Mormon and angels with swords commanding polygamy, but if someone believes Joseph Smith really did stuff his face into a hat and translate scriptures about ancient jews coming to America, it means they are insane, and you can't reason with an insane person.
Otherwise you're just denying them eternal salvation in their eyes. Like it was mentioned above, see how she deals some of the issues now and if she can't handle it, it might be better to find someone else. What you are potentially choosing is certainly not the easiest path. Trust me, I too tried to make it work with my very Mormon also returned missionary ex-girlfriend. Her Religion is more important than you will ever be Her Religion comes first and deep down, she will come to hate you for not accepting joining her religion.
But on the main page of exmormon Reddit on the side bar there is a link to a site with links to all the pages on LDS. Again, though the evolving times may have brought about a relaxation in this rule, it is still followed by many youngsters. I had been teetering on the fringes for quite a long time, mostly coming to Church but not really being present, because I felt like an outcast as an older single. Seek advice, and like the chick said, talk and talk and talk untill its all sorted out in your mind, and in his.