29 episodes

Kristen Reber, author of Early Homecoming: A Resource for Early-Returned Missionaries, their Church Leaders, and Family, shares stories and insights from returning home early from her Latter-day Saint mission that provide healing and hope to those experiencing the myriad of emotions that come from an early return. Also included in this podcast are interviews with other missionaries who have returned home early, parents, church leaders, and experts.

Early Homecoming: Insights from Missionaries who Returned Early Kristen Reber

    • Christianity
    • 5.0, 7 Ratings

Kristen Reber, author of Early Homecoming: A Resource for Early-Returned Missionaries, their Church Leaders, and Family, shares stories and insights from returning home early from her Latter-day Saint mission that provide healing and hope to those experiencing the myriad of emotions that come from an early return. Also included in this podcast are interviews with other missionaries who have returned home early, parents, church leaders, and experts.

    029: Lizzy tells her story of returning home early due to a dizziness that never stopped

    029: Lizzy tells her story of returning home early due to a dizziness that never stopped

    In this episode, Lizzy shares her story of returning home early due to a dizziness that never stopped.

    • 37 min
    028: Rian shares her story of returning home early due to toxic perfectionism

    028: Rian shares her story of returning home early due to toxic perfectionism

    Rian shares with me her story of returning home early due to toxic perfectionism, something that she didn't realize she struggled with until she was on her mission and her usual coping mechanisms were gone.

    • 38 min
    027: McKenzie discusses returning home early due to anxiety and homesickness

    027: McKenzie discusses returning home early due to anxiety and homesickness

    McKenzie shares her journey of returning home early due to anxiety and homesickness.

    • 42 min
    026: Bob and Elaine discuss, as parents, the effects of our culture on missionaries who return home early

    026: Bob and Elaine discuss, as parents, the effects of our culture on missionaries who return home early

    Bob and Elaine share their journey of navigating the culture of our Church that still surrounds missionaries who come home early as they experienced it with their son, who needed to return home early from the MTC.

    • 42 min
    025: What can I expect if I stay home?

    025: What can I expect if I stay home?

    In this episode, five missionaries who came home early for various reasons, and chose to stay home, answer questions previously submitted via a questionnaire distributed on social media.

    • 51 min
    024: What can I expect if I return to the field?

    024: What can I expect if I return to the field?

    In this episode, five missionaries who came home early for various reasons, and chose to return to the field either as proselyting missionaries or as service missionaries, answer questions previously submitted via a questionnaire distributed on social media.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Dfr1019 ,

A wonderful resource

Thank you so much for this podcast. This is a situation that can be so hard, and your interviews really give great insights into how to handle these hard things.

McKenzie Butterfield ,

Love this!

I love this podcast!! I can relate, because I returned home early. Mental health is real. It’s hard to deal with. Although my mission was slightly traumatic & the hardest thing I’ve ever gone through, I learned so much about myself, my savior, & those I served. I wouldn’t trade my experience for anything. Thank you for creating this podcast so I don’t feel so alone!

Bishop LC ,

Transparent

I loved how honest and transparent the guests were about their mission experience. I loved hearing how each transitioned to their next stage of life.

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