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Trust me, I too tried to make it work with my very Mormon also returned missionary ex-girlfriend. It sounds like she's already considered marrying you and raising children in the church even with you being out of the church. Expect her to either write you off during her mission or pressure you to show interest in the church. It is a demanding role being a wife to any man who works and has his own ambitions in the working world. The Mormon youth must not date before Aside from that, the Church also discourages them from getting into a serious relationship before they consider getting married. I would go ahead and make boundaries with the conversation about kids and church, if that is your preference. The most important thing is an open dialogue, as you say, and utmost respect for the other person. The Church encourages people to be a good influence on one another, and she will probably expect you to dress well for her. Basically this is different than dating a religious mainstream Christian.
Ask Mormon Girl is the blog of author Joanna Brooks. Put your best foot forward; be soft-spoken, courteous, well-mannered, chivalrous, and respectful. Breaking up with someone solely because of religion is something people condemn alot on this sub when its a Mormon breaking it off with a non Mormon, but if floats both ways. I completely relate to all you've written; many of us have come to see Mormonism for what it is, and the severe damage it does to human brains. It sounds like you have found a good one. To sum up, they're incapable of loving anyone but themselves and the thought of a marriage counselor freaks them out as this would mean confronting their ultimate excuse of "I'm too busy". In the long run, being married to a nonmember has made me a better person. Will people have feelings about your interfaith marriage. He should tell her that he will never convert, and that if she will not be happy unless he does, the relationship should end. Between kids and his work and his being asleep in the living room chair, there is no communication.