If we’re going to make this relationship right, one of you has to change their religion.
Unfortunately, that sounds pretty selfish, especially for the one (or both) of you who says to him/herself, “I am not going to convert, but I’ll do everything possible to get him to convert.” If so, voila, you get to keep the relationship.
However, is it more likely that a person will marry someone he or she has never dated?
The answer is obvious, as dating is certainly the first step in a possible long-term relationship.
You have the missionaries come over and try to convince you.
You ask me (or someone like me) to try to convince him.
“Mixed faith” marriages are a recipe for disaster, both for the couple and their children.
Typically, these Christians are encouraged to participate in the missionary lessons and join the LDS Church if they hope to take their relationships to the next level.
Christian researcher Sandra Tanner of Utah Lighthouse Ministry believes the problem is especially prevalent with those attending college.
She said, “I often get calls from Christian parents who are deeply concerned about their son or daughter because they have started to date a Mormon at college and have gotten involved in the LDS college social group,” she said.
However, while I would never join, maybe I can help him become a Christian.” And that sounds admirable.
However, I believe both you and your boyfriend each have selfish motivations, as you hope to convert the other for the sake of your relationship.