He truly enjoys the people but just isn’t interested in going to church. I know that things will work out in the Lord’s time and I have faith that whatever happens is for my good.
I just have the knowledge that God is in charge and things will work out.
When marriage is not imminent, a rule that “only LDS people are worthy to date” breeds exclusion and may overlook the potential date’s quality of character.
For example, I knew a sweet Christian boy who wanted to be a minister someday and an LDS boy who did drugs and purportedly tried to reach up girls’ shirts. If LDS status was a deeply important issue to my parents, I may have missed the mark.
She said she grew up in an area where there were very few LDS boys to date (much like the area we lived in at the time).
So many members have written in with their personal experiences that we have all the responses we need, so don’t send any more letters on the subject!
Another daughter met a wonderful young man at university.
They were friends, then good friends for over a year before they actually began dating. This is a matter between the person and The Lord – it’s not really anyone else’s business, and pointing the finger and judging is inappropriate, as you don’t know the full story.
I know this also happens with men who have grown up in the church, gone on missions and married in the temple.
I am leaving it up to Heavenly Father to work with my husband. He supports me in whatever I want to do with regards to the Church and even goes with me to all the social functions.