There’s 10 mistakes that could ruin your child’s LDS mission. According to KUTV

(KUTV) A report by KUTV news has one psychologist talking about some mistakes that could potential hamper missionaries on their missions.

Missionary Adele Parody


KUTV interviewed Dr. Gary Taylor, who spent 40 years in practice as a psychologist, and recently served two LDS missions as an area health advisor. In that interview Dr. Taylor talks about missionaries all respond differently to what he calls the three “Rs” they will face. Those are: Routine, Rejection and Restriction. That’s why Taylor says future missionaries need to prepare not only physically and spiritually, but mentally.

Here’s his top 10 list:

  1. Having unrealistic expectations.
  2. Worrying about things you can’t control.
  3. Thinking and speaking in absolutes, such as “I have to” or “I need to.”
  4. Focusing on the negative rather than the positive.
  5. Failing to see the big picture.

Read the rest of the list and story on


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3 Replies to “There’s 10 mistakes that could ruin your child’s LDS mission. According to KUTV”

  1. If I made a list for that topic, it would have things like:
    Not letting go of worldly concerns
    Not staying focused on doing the Lord’s work
    Resisting council and direction from the Mission President
    Focusing on numbers rather than on people
    Feeling resentment rather than charity
    Seeking position or accomplishment to gratify ego

  2. Biggest solution to the biggest problem is having your children WORK in or out of the home growing up. Forget allowances, have the children clean the house: Dishes, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Yard Work etc..When kids work they gain self esteem, confidence and understanding that accomplishing a hard task is rewarding.

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