The Seven Month Itch

The Seven Month Itch

According to mission myth, the two periods when most missionaries go home is at the three month mark and the seven month mark. After our missionary shared this bit of missionary lore with us, I began to think about it and it made sense.   My husband and I have...
Missionary Leadership Skills

Missionary Leadership Skills

Let’s have an honest discussion of what makes a good leader. All of us have experienced poor leadership and all of us have experienced good leadership. Being someone who has been both the follower and the leader, I’d like to offer some insights into what makes a good...
I Was A Stranger

I Was A Stranger

I Am a Stranger   Who is a stranger? What constitutes a stranger? My husband was once a stranger. My now dearest friends were once strangers to me.   Our missionary mailed his first missionary journal home to us this last week. As I eagerly read through his...
A New Normal

A New Normal

When does the pain stop when your missionary leaves home?   I think everyone has a different response to their missionary leaving home. Some parents are so thankful that their child is able to serve a mission that there are only tears of grateful joy at parting....
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