As our relationship has progressed, this vague hypothetical question has led to some much more concrete thinking about what an interfaith marriage would be like for me, for him, and for us.
How could I help a non-Mormon spouse to feel like a member of my ward family when he is not a member of my church? Is it naive to think we could raise our children to fully participate in two different faiths?
Long, passionate kissing definitely should be avoided.
Mormonism is fundamental to my religious beliefs and my personal sense of identity, and it is the community that I identify with most strongly.
If you put your arm around someone on a date, what are you saying (without using words)? And that's exactly why we have to be careful - because we could be telling lies with our actions.
This is a major reason why people get hurt, and why there's heartache.
We had all kinds of pressure from disbelieving friends and family to slow down and not make that commitment at that age.
We understood the concerns as well as we could, and we understand them much better now that we have kids who are past those ages, but we were convinced we were doing what we were supposed to do - ".