Again, though the evolving times may have brought about a relaxation in this rule, it is still followed by many youngsters. She views patriarchy as a quality of God. That is a goal worth fighting for.
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. For example, the irish, polish and the italians basically intermarried. Although it may indeed be a good idea to get out of this one, we all need to keep in mind that the situation is more complex than that. God works by small and simple means to bring about His great and eternal purposes. I can only hope that my ex realizes and learns from the mistake he made in letting me go. He will not be permitted to bless the child in front of the ward, for instance, so you will have to choose to forego that ritual or find someone else to stand in for the father, which he may not be comfortable with. If you do not have a lot of time together, make every second count. She was expecting me to break up with her, like all previous guys she's been into have done.
I am a 20 year old premed student and have been in a relationship for three years. Glad we can be your connection to society. I know, I know, this is the last thing you want to hear. Pants-to-Church Sunday left me a bit bruised.
And here's an excellent video on the importance of religious freedom. With minimal support on my side and going against everything I had grown up learning, I had to trust my relationship with God. Maybe he thinks it wouldn't be a bad idea to cheat - these women understand him. When missionaries come home, they are like top dog religious people. Oh, boo hoo to me you say When you are made a promise and fall in love with a man who has a broken marriage, you begin to believe that one day you will be with him.