Lessons from a Mormon Run-in

Last month I was parked in a neighborhood in my vehicle working. Two Mormon missionaries approached my vehicle and wanted to have a conversation. Of course, we all know the direction this discussion headed and the frustrations that ensued on both accounts. But there were a few observations made in that conversation that I want to unpack this week.

But today, I’d like for my fellow Christians (and no, I do not consider Mormons to be Christians) to consider something:

  • Mormon high school students typically attend “seminary” for 10 hours each week from grades 9-12
  • Young men between the ages of 19 and 25 who meet standards of worthiness are strongly encouraged to consider a two-year, full-time proselytizing mission. In active Mormon families 80-90% of all young men go on mission.

What would the world look like if we (and our children in turn) took our faith as seriously as they?

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