Not because serving a mission is bad, in a matter of fact, every able-bodied young man has been commanded to serve a mission!It is dangerous for many reasons, I will focus on three of them. He did not serve a mission due to personal circumstances. I never expected that to happen, I’m a slow mover and somewhat of a skeptic, but I got ‘swept off my feet’ (I’ll try and cool it with the cliches here.) I knew I had met the man I was going to marry, but I had one itching concern. He had all the qualities I could have hoped for but no missionary plaque to show for it.Her friend and fellow returned missionary, Esperanza Dotto, agreed — adding it's a challenge realizing the level of personal consecration found in the mission field.
Prior to the Church’s 2012 policy change allowing women to begin serving missions at age 19, there were not sizable numbers of female undergraduates at BYU who had served missions.*Disclaimer, I loved my mission in New England and I highly recommend serving a mission.I learned so much about marriage and family relationships while teaching others about eternal families.They have spent all their time serving others and relying on the Lord for guidance.Call this a disclaimer if you will- I have the highest respect for returned missionaries. When we got engaged I became flustered with the questions and concerns of friends, family and peers regarding his lack of missionary service. So I sat down with my bishop and his insights gave me a much needed humbling.The survey’s data doubled as a sign of the times in the Church.A sizeable number of participants requested help transitioning from full-time missionary service to campus “civilian” life.Shifting from the hour-to-hour, 7-days a week structure of mission life to college life can be tricky — even at Church-owned schools such as BYU, BYU-Idaho, BYU-Hawaii or LDS Business College.Returning home from a mission "has been a huge change — your entire identity is different," said Boston Walch, an LDS Business College student who served in the South Dakota Rapid City Mission.Other stereotypes include the supposed rush of many RMs to get married as soon as possible.Many families whose daughters are old enough to get married, encourage them to date RMs, since they are judged to be the most "eligible." This perceived eligibility derives from the fact that young men greatly mature on their missions.