I also know that whenever exceptions are made, there are reasons. It has worked and my children are very protective of their father. Would she be okay with never being married in the temple. You need to disabuse them of this notion.
Plus there's a lot of things we didn't get taught growing up that are slowly coming out through the Internet. We all wondered why should would go against such a blessing. We have almost daily prayers, scripture reading, and lengthy discussions about our beliefs. Then be clear you will never convert. You just need to figure out where your girlfriend is. That was literally over years ago. Is your mind made up and you want justifying support. And I don't have issues with her, hell, haven't even seen her in over 20 years, but the experience with the whole Mormon thing gave me better insight in to many things in life. We talked during the break and saw each other a few times before he moved, but he finally ended things a month into the break telling me "he loves me, but is no longer in love with me" and "doesn't think he can regain the passion. I felt her fear, everything she's said, I said.
Make sure the girl you like is already 16 years old. Personally I have a rule that I will not enter a relationship with a believing Mormon. Anonymous, You are definitely one of the the club.
It gets better towards the later part of the whole deal, but it's always going to be kind of crazy busy. I don't think we could have a real conversation about those points either. I've told him multiple times that I don't care how much money he'll make, but one of his big things is that he wants to provide for me and his family in the future, with that being one of his main motivators.