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This family foundation is only possible when we first meet the person we will marry. So finding a true believer is a fundamental step in creating a more Godly life and family.

Why am I referring to marriage when this post is on dating? The reality is that dating an unbeliever could result in marrying an unbeliever, and this may lead you to turn away from God. But if you don’t prepare your life for success, it’s only going to be harder to attain. Sure, it’s not a guarantee, but it’s more likely than if you choose to date and then marry a nonbeliever who has no desire to know, love or serve God, let alone encourage you—or teach your children—to believe in Him.

Mormonism is fundamental to my religious beliefs and my personal sense of identity, and it is the community that I identify with most strongly.

For about a year now, I’ve been dating a man who is not a member of our church (I’m avoiding the temptation here to go on a long digression about what an incredible person he is, how supportive he is of me, and how much I love him).

Well, I believe wholeheartedly that dating should be the first stage of marriage. But more than that, you could end up turning away from God and raising children who will never know Him fully. Ladies, have you ever considered dating a nonbeliever?

How appropriate to celebrate this second night of Hannukah with not one but two queries about interfaith marriage.

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?

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 – for example by attending the temple or Sunday services slightly less often in order to spend more time as an entire family? If it is even possible, would it strengthen or weaken their ability to develop a personal relationship with their Heavenly Father? Even if you and your spouse have a signed-in-blood pact that you will never try to convert him—it’s worth considering—the Mormons around you won’t be able to help themselves.

God’s plan for us is to flourish and live good lives, devoted to Him and His will (Joshua ).

The doctrinal and afterlife issues around a non-temple marriage are an entirely different topic, and one that I am personally much more at peace with than my questions about how one might make an interfaith marriage work in this life. Missionaries will love your non-member husband, especially if he’s the friendly type.

But when 30 hit, let’s just say God and me were in a fight.

God’s plan for humanity is evident in the lessons that we’re taught in scripture.

It describes man and woman coming together in marriage (Ephesians ) and the two creating a Godly family (Ephesians 6:4) that comes to know, love and serve Him.

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