I don't know if I can do it or if I want to. Just know that she has been indoctrinated to believe that she wont reach the highest level of heaven if she isn't married in a Mormon temple to another Mormon. Early in our relationship, I gave some thought to the question of whether I would ever be willing to marry a non-Mormon.
Congratulations on understanding that and avoiding problems. You do not want hear in jeans if you are planning to eat at a fancy restaurant. It is positively shocking. But I do believe in modern prophets and that God gives no commandment that is not for our own happiness. Now I try to put myself in his shoes and he has always had a problem standing firm in any decision so its hard for him to say no. Since a very young age, these girls have gazed at handsome paintings of Jesus and prophets, and learned to respect men who have spiritual confidence in their eyes. So I am a female senior pre-med student. At the end of the day, nothing I say or do can help him see this. So now, after two years, I'm finally starting to realise that just because I've met someone and we love each other dearly, it doesn't mean I get the benefits of having a co-parent around, which is something I desperately want. Like many single members of the church, I have often wondered whether I would be willing to marry someone outside of the temple, and over the past few years I have come to believe that I would be willing to do so.
My actual birthday is Monday and he'll be working all day. You should take your cues from your partner, not from documentaries or this sub, on whether your partner's views and actions are manipulative, brainwashy and damaging. The woman's role is to grow up, marry a worthy priesthood holder, and have a lot of kids. You just have to decide if the payoff is worth it.
My partner finishes her training in five years and she has expressed a strong desire to have children then. The man presides over everything. I used to be religious when I was a kid. I don't want that to happen. Honestly, it isn't her fault.