Learn all you can. We can't tell you that. Save her and yourself more pain by ending it before you fall in love. The church can be a very cruel place for single people. The church creates massive guilt and shame in children and adults usually through sex related shaming.
Religious differences, however are real. I seriously questioned the future of our relationship based on that fact alone. I have two babies, 3 months and 3 years old and I believe they probably think my dr husband is an uncle or a distance relative bc their daddy was away for fellowship for over a yr and now away bc of his job. Only you will know.
I think that Doctors have to be selfish to a degree. The day could come where she has to decide between her relationship with you and her church. But there also are alot of committed hardworking men who take on a hard job and do their best to juggle work and family. The day could come where she has to decide between her relationship with you and her church. During our brief break, two of his nurses chased him like crazy, immediately after he left being in a year-long relationship where two families were blended. I think love and caring can be more important.
I'm dating a 2nd year surgical resident, he has three kids from a previous marriage and I have one. Don't fall in love with a married man. Every new set in our ward looks at him as fresh meat. With his busy schedule, all of the household chores laundry, dishes, cooking, grocery shopping, cleaning, bill paying, etc. It's a foolish dream I suppose. Keep in touch, keep it light and understand he is under a lot of pressure right now. Is there even any sex at all in this fantasy. Again, though the evolving times may have brought about a relaxation in this rule, it is still followed by many youngsters.