It's satire, but this is all stuff you may hear at Thanksgiving dinner. I really wish that I can figure out how to balance the demands of his family and our life together and make everyone happy - I think it is going to be a long road ahead, especially considering that his practice is local to our families. Dress nicely, as the girl will appreciate the effort put into looking good for her, and encourage her to do the same. As more and more people marry out of their faith, the subject of interfaith marriage will become more and more important. This is how I felt when I married my exmo husband.
Toxic is the right word. It is not easy for a nonmember spouse to understand a three hour worship block plus callings etc. Just know that she has been indoctrinated to believe that she wont reach the highest level of heaven if she isn't married in a Mormon temple to another Mormon. We have family prayer every day and read the scriptures occasionally. Her brain has been wired from birth by said cult. It seems to me like you are walking into a relationship where there is a significant disconnect from the start.
They could fill a book, the stories I could tell. This was hugely disappointing for him and created some very tense times. Additionally we have no family nearby for me to rely on for help or just to combat loneliness. So if you are dating a Mormon guy, always wear knee-length, avoid tiny shorts, mini skirts, short or revealing dresses, plunging necklines, or sleeveless tops. Also, as Joanna points out, men and women already inhabit a separate culture. Eventually it turned into a sour argument. Public displays of affection PDA show a lack of self-control. If you end up marrying a true believing Mormon, your marriage will be a threesome. I have finally realized that the church is fake and I'm so grateful that I got a second chance with this guy.
All those are reasons to give the church some elbow room but they are not reasons for actually staying. I thought I was very understanding and, while I did invite her out at other times, I was very clear that her studies were paramount and I wanted to support her as best as I could during this time. He had no idea what he was getting himself into. It is highly likely that she will pressure you to convert, and if you resist, she may resent you for being the barrier to her being sealed to her children. So that may be the end of it there.