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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

His Girlfriend Wants to Serve a Mission - Part 1

Dear Bro Jo,

I really hope that comment was said in jest.

Or just really bitter.

My girlfriend told me a few days ago she wants to serve a mission.

She turns 20 next week.

I have mixed feelings about it.

On one hand I want her to have the great experience and blessings that come from serving.

On the other hand, I wanted to marry her next year in between semesters at BYU-I.

I've decided I'll wait if she does go, but I really just wanna marry her.

- Willing to Wait

Dear Willing,

You shouldn't wait.

It's not likely you actually WILL wait.

And, more importantly, have you told her how you feel?

Have you told her that you want to marry her in 8 months?

Have you proposed???

How can she possibly make this decision if she doesn't have all of the information?


If you've been together long enough to know you want to marry her, and you're in a Serious Relationship, there's no reason to wait.

Heck, I don't even think you should wait for June!

Marry her between semesters in JANUARY if you're lucky enough that she'll have you.

- Bro Jo

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