Returning from a mission can be difficult. Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have months of a specific mindset, rigid schedule and noble purpose that suddenly ends. Many LDS returned missionaries experience guilt, confusion and stress. Like with any major life change, the emotional difficulties can be lessened by turning to the Lord, seeking help and finding direction from family and church leaders. Below are five additional steps to successfully adjust back home.
Step 1: Rituals of return
Rituals of return welcome missionaries home and recognize their sacrifice.