How did Erik Satie's Gymnopedies become the quintessential relaxation music? Of their time, they also seem to float above and beyond it. Music is often most affecting when a performance is so natural, and a composition so well-crafted, that a listener is able to let go and relax into a state of pure experience. But what is it that allows music to bestow this state upon a listener?
Keep calm & carry on.
I had no idea how hard it could get. After two years of being together with very few problems, it ended within 30 minutes of having "The Talk" about my future religiosity. The point made was that a parallel can be drawn between interfaith and interracial marriages. Everyone has their own sins and impure thoughts they need to overcome. I wish you the best. Even Mormon girls who marry non-Mormons want great dads for their kids, and they are oriented to having kids, sometimes many kids. The religion rather, and more importantly, the church itself is integral to most mormons' identity. Any advice from people who have gone through this would be awesome. She probably has not studied the real truths behind Mormonism and thinks her beliefs are the only way to become a God while living eternally with family in the life hereafter.
I'm really glad to hear a few of you have stories of happy interfaith relationships, or leaving the church together, so there's always a chance. I think patience and understanding is also important. If you are dating a Mormon girl, then always wear a good shirt, jeans or pants, and avoid T-shirts with offensive wording or graphics.