But you are setting yourself up to leave the Church more easily, and even if you agree the children will be raised Mormon, your kids will likely not continue to participate in the Church as adults. If you can't do that, realizing that your partner may never come around to your side of things, you are not ready to marry this person. There is the possibility that she will wise up over time, but not likely. The way he wanted to live his life, the family he wanted to have, the wife he dreamt of- matched the type of person I longed for. But God works in mysterious ways. He believes in God, but also believes that God is everywhere, and therefore does not need to be worshipped in a specific place of worship with specific prayers. But life is long and eternal and all righteous people will choose the right at the end.
You have been blessed with the equipment to make such decisions. That said, I would be fully aware that Mormonism is going to compel even the best of them to do some truly horrendous stuff at times. You I think are ok with that. Mormonism isn't a free ticket to heaven. The man presides over everything. I learned, growing up, that very principle, that you HAD to marry a member or your marriage was doomed.
Should I marry him. It kills me that we are now diminished to a mere statistic. I can't complain about the first 24yrs. But I loved this girl more than anything in life. She is considered "an old maid" by Mormon standards, so she may be willing to marry you--hoping you will convert someday --but she will constantly be reminded that your marriage is inferior to the "Eternal Families" of sealed Mormons, and she will fear dying and never seeing her loved ones again. Mormonism isn't a free ticket to heaven. Random Questions to Ask a Guy. 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. Maybe he found a nice Mormon girl after all. Your relationship with your family will be healed, and so will you.
It's not a gender issue or money issue. I had many extremely hurtful things said to me, along with an intervention hosted by my married-in-the-temple-and-divorced grandmother. Let them see the good in you, and believe that their son or daughter has found a good match.