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The RM’s Ultimate Guide to Asking a Girl Out

Dating

The number one concern for most returned missionaries is dating. But you don’t have to worry since you are one of the lucky ones to find this flow chart. Even the greenest of returned missionaries will have no problem asking a girl out as they move from one logical point to the next. The Returned [...]

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Dear Jane Pain

Dating

Fellow citizens of the RMTC we’ve waited patiently to mock your suffering and we can wait no longer. Now that women have been serving at nearly the same age as men, we want to know if there’s been an uptick in the number of Dear Jane letters. So we ask, most intrusively, did you receive [...]

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Return Returned Missionary

RM Stories

Before leaving the mission, some missionaries are already laying the foundations for their return trip. Others have enjoyed their time but are focused on one thing — returning home. The craving to return to their mission doesn’t hit them until they’ve been home for a few months. I was in the former group, having made [...]

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Surreal Moments

RM Stories

The day after I arrived home, I was exhausted. RMs often talk of how they wanted to continue to get up at 6:30 AM, but for me, there was no way that was going to happen after a long plane ride across the Atlantic. I awoke and just laid there happy to finally have some [...]

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Conjunction Junction

RM Stories

One more door before District Meeting. We knocked and a woman answered. She was very polite and listened to our brief spiel. Then we asked a question. Perhaps it was, “Do you believe in Jesus Christ?” Or maybe something about the Book of Mormon. Didn’t matter. Because we’d unwittingly contacted the undisputed world leader in [...]

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Post-Mission Mission

Fresh off the Plane

You’ve been released from your mission. But I would argue during the next six months you will have more (and even better) opportunities to share the gospel than at any other time of your life. It doesn’t hurt that you’re finely tuned to the spirit and have missionary work on the brain. However, there’s more [...]

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The Site You’ve Been Looking For

Fresh off the Plane

A new site has launched called Yet TBD. It’s a men’s gear, style, and entertainment site. It’s safe for RMs (but maybe not their wallets). So for a change, we’re asking for your help — check out my new site: Yet TBD and help spread the word. Thanks.

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Talks for Returned Missionaries

Fresh off the Plane

Occasionally one of the general authorities will give a talk directed to the returned missionaries. Here’s our running list of those talks. To Returned Missionaries – Elder L. Tom Perry gave this talk in the October 2001 General Conference. Memorable line: “What we need is a royal army of returned missionaries reenlisted into service.” The [...]

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Favorite RM Cartoons from 2011

Fresh off the Plane

Cartoons are funny. Returned missionaries are funny. It’s the perfect match.

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Returned Missionary Appreciation Day

Fresh off the Plane

The last Sunday of every April is hereby deemed Returned Missionary Appreciation Day (RMAD for short). Why not? There’s a day for just about everyone else — Horticulturalist’s Day, really? 

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Mormon Explorer

Lessons

Has your mission left you with a taste for travel adventure? After spending two years away from home you’ve probably realized the world is a big interesting place. Today’s guest post is from the creators of Mormon Explorer. We’ll let them explain themselves, but for those RMs looking to explore the world as “civilians” instead of [...]

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Rewiring Your Brain

Fresh off the Plane

There’s an old television commercial in which the camera focuses on a hot frying pan as a narrator says, “This is drugs.” Then an egg drops into the pan and begins to fry as the narrator says, “This is your brain on drugs, any questions?” Does the same thing happen to your brain if you [...]

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Taking Down the Mission Plaque

Fresh off the Plane

Tradition dictates that every returned missionary be presented in front of his or her ward so the bishop can confer upon them their mission plaque. You know, the plaque with the glamour shot, the inscribed scripture, and eighteen to twenty-four month’s worth of dust on top of it — that plaque. What a great moment [...]

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