They tend to be very family-oriented, and have strong connections across generations and with extended family, reflective of their belief that families can be sealed together beyond death.
Mormons also have a strict law of chastity, requiring abstention from sexual relations outside of heterosexual marriage and fidelity within marriage.
I really dont know alot about the mormon religion but my girlfriend is a very devout Mormon. Before you go any further in this relationship you need to find out what mormonism is all about.
Im really debating what will happen in the future because i want to spend the rest of my life with her but in order to do that i would have to convert. To start with, I would suggest you go to the site called Mormon think.
If you read everything there, you will know more than most mormons know about their religion. If you marry her, this religion will most likely be a lifetime issue for you. The LDS church demands a huge commitment of your time and money. There are plenty of board members who will tell you that it's not worth it to go after a very devout Mormon girl, and I'm in agreement with them.
Many Mormons are married to Mormonism first and their spouse is a distant second. It is a very controlling church and will dictate what you wear (including your underwear,) how you cut your hair, how much money you give to the church, what your church job, or calling will be, and so on. If you marry in a Mormon temple, as would be expected, your own parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, etc. You are asking for trouble by following this course.
While in the glow of premarital love it all seems so wonderful and like nothing will ever go wrong. I am sure you could find several hundred thousand women that would be better matches than this girl. For comments from others who have been in your position, see"I'm in love with a Mormon!
Mormons dedicate large amounts of time and resources to serving in their church, and many young Mormons choose to serve a full-time proselytizing mission.
Mormons have a health code which eschews alcoholic beverages, tobacco, coffee, tea, and other addictive substances.
My daughter dated a Mormon boy and his mom was after her from day one. You will never be looked at as good enough, you will always be an outsider, they will hound you, coax you and encourage involvement and then lovebomb you- you will be aproject. Then you will be encouraged to marry right away and have kids immediately. I say find another gal who will not put demands on you - ne that will love YOU more than her church.
And if you are close to your parents they will be heartbroken like I am. When they were freshmen in college, her dad had a talk with him to let my brother know that because he wasn't mormon and wasn't going on a mission, my brother couldn't date his daughter anymore. He's been married to a wonderful woman and they have three beautiful children who grew up outside of the church under their mutual care and decisions.
They have a unique view of cosmology, and believe that all people are spirit-children of God.