You don't have to believe them yourself, but you need that respect in thought as well as action, and you need to frame this as your own journey because you can only change yourself. I make significantly more money than he does as a resident, but I know that my job is secondary. Now, lest you look at this all and say, "sheesh, go to counseling. Her brain has been wired from birth by said cult.
So if you feel like you both are getting serious, then talk to your girlfriend in time and sort this issue out. He has lived alone forever and now we are living together, engaged, and of course, I have moved to another state to be with him. I've supported him for 5 years, taken on that Doctor's Partner role, put my ambitions on the back burner, and it hasn't done a lick of good.
This insecurity is at the root of the princess syndrome. You need to repent and change. We have 3 children and have now been married 17 years I have been a single mother for yearsthere life is the hospital. Life is a journey and going through it with a true partner, and a mutual respect for curiosity, is so far greatly rewarding. Topics like race and polygamy have been "adequately" explained away, so I don't think we'd get anywhere discussing those things. It is an act of faith. Catholics basically married catholics and protestants basically married protestants.
We started dating 16 years ago, and both resigned from the church earlier this year. When my wife and I married, we were very different, but I found all the differences delightful. It is exactly what I needed. They believe that the body is a temple that needs to be worshiped, and that inner beauty is more important. God brought the two of us together, and we are truly in love.