I’ve been LDS for almost 2 years now. I’m endowed in the temple and recently got to know a woman who I love a lot, and she loves me. She isn’t Mormon and doesn’t think about ever joining the church. This really bothers me, but I can accept it, and so can she. In fact, I’m very happy. What should I do? Am I doing the right thing?

AnĂ³nimo,
(Comment originally posted in Spanish)


One Response to “Should I marry a non-member?”


El Santo Gringo
November 20, 2016

Members of the Church believe that marriages performed in temples are sealed, or blessed to last for eternity.

Hi brother. As you know, getting married in the temple requires a certain preparation. That preparation includes accepting the covenants of baptism. If your girlfriend chooses to never accept those covenants, the two of you won’t be able to be married in the temple.

Each person must make his or her own decision. But I personally would not trade the blessing of a temple marriage for anything. There are many wonderful people who aren’t members of our church. But a solid marriage is based on more than just romance. You have to consider cultural and religious compatibility as well.

Hope this answer helps.

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