It really helped to make me feel better. It has to do with their character. Thanks so much for all the time you've put into your replies. Your husband will still round every weekend.
She, her family, and her friends all believe that she can't get into the Celestial Kingdom VIP Heaven unless she is "sealed" to a Mormon husband. As Joanna said, marriage takes some work no matter what, but being married to your best friend, and listening to the spirit brings great blessings. Interfaith marriage is but one variety of the learning experience. I think she felt that it was important for me to understand the types of challenges in an interfaith marriage. We always went every Sunday, had family prayer and scripture reading, etc. I love talking religion with him and I have never pressured him to change his habits or anything else about him. I just returned from a difficult meeting with my psychotherapist and felt depressed-then I found this amazing blog.
The church is very important to her. No sex before marriage. Of course we are talking abt kids and marriage all the time. She seems to be ok with that, and wants to continue our relationship, and also talks about wanting marriage and children, and raising those children to be mormon like her even if I'm not religious. I let people assume what they will. Our relationship is not perfect, not easy, but absolutely amazing. In my view, baptism at 8 is just a variation on infant baptism. This can be a good way to learn more about your personalities. The church will be in your bedroom, finances, and all your decisions.
Interfaith marriage is but one variety of the learning experience. There is the possibility that she will wise up over time, but not likely. The first few months were wonderful we saw each other every few weeks, we live about miles from each other. He's usually trying to catch up on sleep working on a presentation, patient notes, etc I know communication is key, but it's helpful to know that others are going through the same experience. When we obsess over it we start acting like a customer in a clothing store wondering what he or she will look like if they wear that particular wardrobe. There are all kinds of Mormons, and we as exmormons should know better than to stereotype our former selves.