We started dating 16 years ago, and both resigned from the church earlier this year. Plan on her family trying to torpedo your relationship if you don't convert. Be open and talk about your ideals. It isn't money that he is just throwing around on useless things, its for dinner movies normal date stuff that people do over a course of a month and we cram into one weekend. I understand that, and accept that.
As someone born and raised in the church this has been very difficult to moderate and there is some social pressure to become more involved. When I was a teen, my first boyfriend was a convert and people would comment on that instead of how nice he was to me. A lot of people will tell you to run but if she is in her late 20s most Mormon guys her age are married. Not unless she thinks she can convert you.
Made many attempts to do things together, but always get excuses of being tired or not interested. The fact that she's planning to go on a mission should help. I love him dearly with all of my heart. Know that you are playing a game aka dating mormon girls that has low odds of success. How does one go about trying to develop a relationship with someone whose schedule is so unpredictable and whose free time is so sparse. Take issues as they arise, rather than throwing away what could be a good experience for you and her based off of what might happen. She's told me the church is one of the most important things to her, but from what I've researched already there's no way I would subject my future children to this culture. The best advice I can give is stay true to yourself. Meaning that unless you are willing to become Mormon And your savings account.
If I were you, I would just nope out of it and move on. I am a happily married mono-faith guy who has no testimony of dusted base boards. I wish you all well on your recovery from this particularly vile church. I feel to say, if you hear this, Amy, in time, it will all come round right. Based on what you have written about your GF, my opinion is that you should cut your losses and move on. She cried when you proclaimed your love of goodness because, in part, it was a sign that you weren't broken and desperate for Mormonism. Within a cultural group marriage is hard. If this happens, it might click something in her mind that says that what she experienced was pleasurable and she would like to have it again. Of course he invited me to come with him, but he is in the wedding, so I'll be sitting there watching him in the wedding on my 30th birthday weekend.