Latter-day Saint Life

What (and What Not) to Say to Early Returned Missionaries from Those Who Have Been There


"I felt like a failure." "I felt like I let down my friends, my family, my parents." "I didn't want to go to Church." Those are the feelings of many missionaries who return home from their missions early, and often that pain can be compounded by the questions or comments of others.

In a recent video from LDS Living, missionaries who served the Lord faithfully and returned home early from their missions share their advice for what Church members should and shouldn't say to early returned missionaries:

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