He is still in residency. If you do, that's okay. I've only seen him 3 times. Religious differences, however are real.
My husband has the benefit of having his cake and eating it too. Better than freezing up and avoiding them altogether. Should we try to heed their counsel and marry in the Church. I thought she would grow out of it. Her experience may or may not be typical, but it is something to consider. For every lesson and sermon preached about loving everyone, there are one or two lessons on avoiding outsiders because they will destroy your eternity. What upsets me most is that he didn't realize it was my birthday, or a big one and then that his reaction was to get defensive about his plans rather than offer an alternative for celebrating with me. So do you just never give anything back to SOs in terms of time or small gestures. All of which will remind her that she wants you to convert so you can be together for eternity.
Real love just happens. I also definitely don't want her raising my future children, though, and I'll be very clear about that. Every bishop, new set of missionaries, home teacher, etc. Marriage is meant to be eternal. A Mormon wife will also want to bring the kids along, and that should be discussed and decided before marriage and before kids. I just pray daily that no matter what we end up doing we are 30 min or less away from each other. The rest of it is all just the normal course of events for someone in this situation, but this isn't a good sign: If he were thinking about you, he'd contact you when he does have the rare free minute or two. I know in terms of so many things as well as financial stability choosing another path is very uncertain, we would also have the student loans we would have to pay back. And you will be shocked.
That is the shit storm on the road ahead of you. Yet others are really great human beings. He also brought up issues with the church when we discussed religion so slowly he brought to light some disturbing facts and even though I would have denied it, it got to me. Save her and yourself more pain by ending it before you fall in love. Funny Nicknames for Guys.