The fact that you bring your query to Joanna Brooks rather than church authorities reveals much. If they believe their religion, they will ultimately cause you pain and disappointment. He's a devoted father and every ounce of free time goes to his kids.
I'm going to disagree with what some of the people have said. Posts from people who have your same problem occur on a regular basis here on RFM. Read that entire speech and you will see a slew of racist statements. Would love to join. Play with fire if you don't fear getting burned.
I am one to really like my space and opportunity to do my own thing and little projects. He isn't in school and doesn't have much idea about what it is like to be in my shoes. I wanted so badly to marry a guy who had recently left the church. Would she want you to attend church with her. He is super busy, and is learning all he can about lifesaving methods, and they are killing him at the hospital right now. In many ways, you yield some authority to the church. If you really like this girl, might want to show her this.
It is an act of faith. I've been doing it wrong. And of course, everyone has a different experience. I really fell that its time for me to move on. I work 54 hours a week to be able to support myself my family is unable to help more than they already arevolunteer, am taking a class, and mcat studying.