Many families whose daughters are old enough to get married, encourage them to date RMs, since they are judged to be the most "eligible." This perceived eligibility derives from the fact that young men greatly mature on their missions.
They have spent all their time serving others and relying on the Lord for guidance.
Please don’t take this to mean that love or romance is bad.
Disclaimer: This post was in no way written to marginalize missions and the great importance of missionaries, nor was it intended to be used to excuse unrighteous judgment and decisions in any way.
Missionaries are often assigned to serve far from their homes, including in other countries.
Many missionaries learn a new language at a missionary training center as part of their assignment.
Missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church)—widely known as Mormon missionaries—are volunteer representatives of the LDS Church who engage variously in proselytizing, church service, humanitarian aid, and community service.
Throughout the church's history, over one million missionaries have been sent on missions.
With the amount of missionaries being called into the field, there will likely be a lot of hopeful young men and women waiting and writing their faithful missionary friends. They will still remember the shared experiences you have, but they will have a new love for the gospel and for The Lord that may draw you apart if you do not truly have that same love and passion for the gospel. Hales gives the perfect example of what you should do. Ask God to bless you with spiritual experiences to match the ones your sweetheart is having. Anytime they see a person of the opposite sex they will probably think about you.
Missions typically last two years for males, 18 months for females, and 6 to 18 months for older couples.
The LDS Church strongly encourages, but does not require, missionary service for young men.
He says you should be a “true friend” and then he defines what a true friend is:“1. A good friend will never have you choose between their way and the Lord’s way. With a true friend it will be easier to live the laws, ordinances, and covenants [of the gospel]. Go talk to your bishop even if you don’t have sins to confess, just talk to him and ask what you can do to help in the ward or if there is anyone he knows who needs to be served. And if their mind is not single to the work, there are things that they might miss, contacts they may not make, lessons they may not teach, and people they may not help to come unto Christ.