Ask For Advice
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Mormons

  1. #1
    butterfly45
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    181
    Thanked
    90

    Mormons

    I had two young girls belonging to the Mormon church come to the house today (one of the disadvantages of working from home...). Aside from making me very uncomfortable by asking me personal questions like what kind of struggles has my faith helped me through, I was quite concerned that these young girls should be at school?

    Does anyone know anything about this church? I was just curious as to whether children are educated through the church or something. I've never come across any Mormons in the UK until now I have to say!

  2. #2
    j.man
    Platinum Member j.man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    7,934
    Thanked
    9644
    Not a Mormon but a couple of my best friends were. Missionaries have to be 18+. They girls may have looked young but were adults. They'll basically get a full ride at BYU upon completing their mission (or the tuition is heavily discounted-- not sure which).

  3. Thanks pippy longstocking thanked for this post
  4. #3
    ~Seraphim ~
    Forum Supporter ~Seraphim ~'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared
    Age
    50
    Posts
    32,372
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    5782
    Just don't make this a religious discussion. They are not allowed on ENA.

  5. Thanks Wiseman2 thanked for this post
  6. #4
    butterfly45
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    181
    Thanked
    90
    Thank you j.man.

    I had a discussion a while back about Jehova witnesses which wasn't a problem and wasn't closed down. I am wondering why it is okay to discuss some religions and not others?

  7. Thanks LaHermes thanked for this post
  8. #5
    ~Seraphim ~
    Forum Supporter ~Seraphim ~'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared
    Age
    50
    Posts
    32,372
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    5782
    It is not one religion from another . It is religious debate they don't want. If it is a religious question that relates to your life they will probably allow . The second it comes a debate shut down . When they have religious and political debates it will become like a free-for-all . That drives people away .

  9. #6
    Matt3939
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    1,543
    Thanked
    1164
    I have a good friend that's one. He's never ever brought up his faith with me and I never asked any questions. I think it's rude to do so. If one has questions or is curious it's fine. He's a smart man so they have to get schooling from somewhere.

  10. #7
    DancingFool
    Platinum Member DancingFool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Wilds of Texas
    Posts
    6,612
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    5399
    It's a sort of right of passage to adulthood. Once they graduate high school and are 18, they are supposed to go on a mission for a year I believe. Mission meaning they travel to other places around in the US and abroad to recruit more people to their religion. They do take some safety precautions such as always walking around in pairs or more, etc.
    Once they return from this, they go on to Uni or whatever choice of education or work. So no worries about their schooling. Anyone fresh out of high school will look young.

  11. #8
    ParisPaulette
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    12,146
    Thanked
    6893
    Raised Mormon, my mom is still a church member. These girls will have to be 18+. They are doing what they call a mission, which is spreading the word of their religion. If you don't feel comfortable with them coming inside your house and asking questions then don't invite them in, and/or simply tell them you don't feel comfortable discussing personal issues. They will listen to you, because they get some pretty clear instructions about not being aggressive or rude.

    For me, they have been a help and a blessing to my mother. And no one from that church has ever been anything, but nice and respectful to me even though I am not myself Mormon. If I don't feel comfortable with someone I will speak up and state that and they apologize and drop it. No worries.

    A polite no thank you goes a long ways. And yes, chances are strong those girls will go on to college or university after their mission is complete. Most of those are for a year, I believe. Not too sure on that since I'm not an active member.

  12. Thanks j.man, dias thanked for this post
  13. #9
    butterfly45
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    181
    Thanked
    90
    That's really interesting, I had no idea about the mission side of it. They did have American accents so that would make sense.

    No I didn't invite them in or in engage in much conversation. That particular question didn't sit right with me.

  14. #10
    pippy longstocking
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    london
    Posts
    10,911
    Thanked
    3180
    Quote Originally Posted by j.man [Register to see the link]
    Not a Mormon but a couple of my best friends were. Missionaries have to be 18+. They girls may have looked young but were adults. They'll basically get a full ride at BYU upon completing their mission (or the tuition is heavily discounted-- not sure which).
    Yeah , I had two young men as well the other day ,...there haven't been any missionaries for a while actually so I guessed what was going on .

  15.  

Top Threads
Ritalin
Hello...I live in Ontario Canada.. Noe sure if anyone on here is familiar with medical protocol. I have a 24 year old son.. Was diagnosed with CAPD
I keep watching movies and reading books for children, do you think it's normal?
Hey, I turned 21 this summer, I finished my bachelor degree and I can say that I'am at that point in my life where I don't know what I want in life
What do you do to make yourself feel good?
I posted yesterday about a weird situation with a guy I was involved with. Tonight I asked him outright if he was back with his ex, he told me it's
Over eating and stressed
I posted about my father has cancer and is declining. I also recently lost my job because my car broke down. I call friends to talk about anything
Feeling lost, like I don't know myself anymore needs help!
Hi all. I'll try keep this short. I need some help right now I'm feeling so lost. I've went through a lot the past year and a half. I had to

Expert Advice
Featured Threads
The ex that wouldn't go away
I am engaged to the woman of my dreams. After a couple dates I told everyone I was going to marry her. She told her friends the same. My only hang up
Crying
IM A 63 YEAR OLD WOMAN ,and my life has turned upside down. I cry day and night. For some damn reason I'm lost , alone and just cant figure things
SO (girl of 23) doubting our relationship, won't let go of ex
So currently going through a very complicated situation with my SO. I started seeing this girl in November of last year, while she was still with
My friend has no life...No job and currently lives at home. At nearly 30
One of my very good friends has always been the impressionable type. When I encouraged her to have stronger boundaries, to be less passive and to
Ex is getting married
Hi, I went into no contact with my ex around 14 weeks ago. I had decided that there's nothing left for me to do or say that would bring her back to
Friendless and Lonely
Hi all, I've decided to turn to an online forum for advice on a current friendship issue. I want to say thank you in advance to those who take the
Swapping childcare, she stopped responding...
Background: I struggle with intimacy and relationships in general. Coming from abuse and neglect means I've always struggled with trusting others
Ask For Advice

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •