I’m Mormon, but my girlfriend isn’t. I’m 16 years old, and I know that I want to be with her for the rest of my life. When I come back from my mission, if she waits for me I plan to get married to her.
The problem is it will only be a civil marriage. After we get married, will it be sinful if we have relations? Would it be breaking the law of chastity? I’d like her to become interested in the church, but she has a very hard heart. I’d really appreciate any advice on how I can get her interested, too. I’m always praying for guidance and fasting to receive some inspiration. I look forward to your answers. Thanks.