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From General Authorities

The Healing Power of Forgiveness, President James E. Faust, May 2007

Elder Holland’s Counsel for Early-Returned Missionaries

Newspaper Articles

UVU Study Reports On The Reasons For And Reactions To Early Returned Missionaries—UVU Press Releases

Mormon Culture Contributes to Early-Returned Missionaries’ Feelings of Failure—The Daily Universe

Many Mormon Missionaries Who Return Home Early Feel Some Failure—Deseret News

6 Lies Early-Returned Missionaries Tell Themselves—Deseret News

Magazine Articles

When a Missionary Returns Early—LDS Living

Missionary Writes Powerful Letter to Family of Companion Who Returned Home Early, One Every Mormon Needs to Read—LDS Living

Early Returned Missionary Shares Brutally Honest Story, Powerful Message: Missionaries Who Return Early Are Not 2nd-Class Members—LDS Living

For Early or Struggling Returned Missionaries, There’s a New Nonprofit Just for You—LDS Living

Dealing with Coming Home Early—Ensign

Returning Home Early From My Mission—Ensign

My Mission was Cut Short—Ensign

Blog Articles

Salt Lake City, We Have a Problem—Times and Seasons

Young Church-Service Missionary at Welfare Square—

Top 5 Reasons Missionaries Are Sent Home [Dishonorably]—Mission Geek


For the missionary who struggles to forgive himself due to sexual transgression: Sent Home From Mission So Confused—Mormon Hub

Short Videos

Elder Holland’s Counsel for Early-Returned Missionaries

Returning Early From a Mission

What (& What Not) to Say to Early Returned Missionaries


Returning with Honor

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