Am I resentful - yes!!. I feel to say, if you hear this, Amy, in time, it will all come round right. It might be just a few seconds, depending, but evidence that he's thinking of you. But it turns out I need to understand him more than I should be understood Take care of him more than I should be taken cared of.
I was definitely taking the "Tough love" approach because I've read countless times on this and other boards, how Mormons claimed that they were cool with their SO not being Mormon, and that they weren't, themselves, orthodox. She, her family, and her friends all believe that she can't get into the Celestial Kingdom VIP Heaven unless she is "sealed" to a Mormon husband. My ex-boyfriend and I dated for four and a half years and recently broke up. How do you feel about that. I recommend that talk. I hope I can forgive it someday, but even still my anger is red hot. I too suffer the same problem.
He went out and purchased a promise ring, but was holding off on giving it to me. It sounds like you have found a good one. And don't get hung up on all the "lofty doc" stuff. They may need much more than casual contact with the church to see the truth in it. Now I feel like a stepford wife. My husband, regardless of religious affiliation, is a beloved son of our Heavenly Father who is very much worthy of my love, affection and dedication. We've been together since he started medical school. Mormons think when you die, based on if you were a good person cough cough atheists you go to spirit "paradise" where they will teach you the gospel. At least people of different races are aware of those differences, and are on alert to deal with them.
If we do, I will be back to share my experiences. Having seen many examples of the disaster it becomes when a member spouse pushes, coerces, ultimatums the non-member spouse into being baptized, I have very assiduously steered clear of those methods from the start. Sometimes I think he is the man who shouldn't have had a family but just a career too late for that now though. I don't want to come off as needy or clingy but I've also never dated someone in the medical field before.