This can keep the relationship from getting too exclusive, and spending time with more people can give you a wider variety of things to do. I'd suggest the essays. Be open-minded; accept that different people have different beliefs, and that they do not always have to match with yours. In my view, baptism at 8 is just a variation on infant baptism. If it is already an issue in your relationship, then it'll amplify to an extreme if you get married. They could fill a book, the stories I could tell. Keep things going and see what happens. I can be part of a church family whether my spouse goes or not. Because she already lives the covenants in most of the meaningful ways. There's a ton of crazy in what we were taught all our lives.
Do you really want to wait two years to enjoy sex, fun, happiness, intimacy with someone. I would come back from one of our weekends together and they would ask how it was and I would talk about how amazing it was and what all we did. While you will be of the right age to date, the Church discourages you from trying to date someone while on your mission trip.
They nicely include all the pictures we grew up with on how the book was translated and admit that isn't how it happened. Read that entire speech and you will see a slew of racist statements. You must either really love blue balls, or else she is not a real deal Mormon girl. The first few months were wonderful we saw each other every few weeks, we live about miles from each other. I am engaged to marry a surgeon next fall. Her brain has been wired from birth by said cult. You are a good person.
He is in his mid-thirties and is starting later than most residents. I loved being single, and I love dating him now, but demanding rotations are giving me an idea of what his surgical residency will be like except that I know it will be x I have spent hours and hours and hours on blogs like these, trying to understand if it will be worth it-- worth the very real possibility of losing my identity, of boxing myself in career-wise, of never being in control of where I live, of a thousand lonely nights. No one knows your situation the way you do. Someday she may really regret everything, and miss you like crazy. Having said that, I believe strongly that it takes a special individual who can remain active in the church and have a non-traditional marriage.