A growing number of Mormons who serve a mission wind up coming home early, a national study shows. What is going on?
The majority of returned Mormon missionaries say their mission was a positive experience -- even those who subsequently left the LDS Church.
With the surge in very young Mormon missionaries, it's likely we will see an uptick in early returns. This is an opportunity for the Mormon people, a chance to stop using language of failure when someone comes home early and instead show our admiration for their willingness to try something new and difficult.
Three stories in this week's Mormon news: Friend says that accused killer Jodi Arias is being blamed for a murder that was actually a blood-atonement conspiracy by the LDS Church. Uh huh. In happier news, the LDS Church has unveiled exciting changes to its Scripture apparatus, and thousands of new missionaries are expected to begin serving around the world.