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I read every page of the CES letter, and it's definitely convinced me this entire religion is fabricated, but I'm sure she wouldn't even read it much less consider its points seriously. I adored seeing him when I could planned good home made meals and always sent him off the next night with a special packed lunch. If you have a literal belief that you need to have a temple marriage to go to the celestial kingdom, you will always keep a secret desire to convert your spouse. Will you be open to me teaching my children my athiest point of view. I remember attending numerous priesthood meetings by myself and wishing dad were next to me.
He is absolutely, hands-down my favorite human being on the planet. But it is the path we have to go through to get to that point that really scares me. To his defense, when we were great, we were great. I am willing to add his religious observances to our worship as a couple and as a family, but should I also be willing to give up some of my participation in my own faith в for example by attending the temple or Sunday services slightly less often in order to spend more time as an entire family. I'm in the exact same pulling-out-my-hair situation that you are. By those standards, I was a failure, my husband wasn't "good enough" - and my daughter had ambitious real goals that required a lot of time and effort. But the issue of marrying a non-member raises two fundamental problems: That idea seems so contrary to the nature of God. What a bozza topic.