Feud wrote:As I already explained, a central tenet of my religion is the belief that marriage in the Temple is a crucial part of God's plan for our happiness, and a requirement in order to receive certain blessings.
Of which you can cite such a reference to your scripture? I.e is the limitation you've prevented created directly from the scripture you read, or is it a social limit?
Feud wrote:If we were to get married it could not be in the manner of my beliefs, and I would therefore be abandoning a core religious value of mine. There is no third option, I can either follow my religious beliefs, or not (either by leaving it completely or just tossing out the parts that I now find inconvenient).
It's what all the "in" religions do!
Fair enough that you feel that it's a core item to which you can't budge. Being said, this appears to be a baby/bathwater situation. What you've explained still strikes me as strange; it'd be as if I were to post that I declined to go out with a girl because she was a Christian due to the fact that I'm an Atheist (of the Nontheism sense, if you wish to get picky).