Date: March 21, 2018 01:08AM
Let me add. You need to talk to her about this behavior and attitude and her need for status. Forget doctrine and history and WoW, etc.
Jesus railed against the hypocrites that were all about status. Read that again.
Talk to her about marriage. Ask her if it is about status and income and not about loving the person.
Ask her if it would be right of you to leave her if she gained weight - after all, that would hurt your status and image, right?
Ask her if quitting church leads to divorce, what else would? How much money does she expect? What happens if you don't make it through med school?
Ask her if she was ever more committed to you than her family and church. What ever happened to leaving family and cleaving unto your spouse?https://www.lds.org/ensign/1990/01/a-man-shall-cleave-unto-his-wife-marriage-and-family-advice-from-the-old-testament?lang=eng
The covenant between Adam and Eve is summarized in Genesis 2:24: “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” [Gen. 2:24] Referring to this scripture, President Spencer W. Kimball commented, “Do you note that? She, the woman, occupies the first place. She is preeminent, even above the parents who are so dear to all of us. Even the children must take their proper but significant place.
“I have seen some women who give their children that spot, that preeminence, in their affection and crowd out the father. That is a serious mistake.” (Ensign, Mar. 1976, p. 72.)
It is all too common in modern times for husbands and wives to place various people or activities—work, recreation, extended family, even Church service—above their marital bond. This is not necessarily a conscious decision. However, the covenant made by Adam and Eve to leave parents and be one teaches us that successful couples will be careful to place each other first. The greatest gift parents can give children is a united and loving marital bond.