I've always wanted to know what the "rules" are for missionary girlfriends. What we're allowed to do, and what we're not allowed to do. But i think i just realized that there are not a lot of official guidelines for missionary girlfriends. A lot of people think they know the rule, when in reality that rule doesn't really exist--it's just something people have said. I find that instead of being a distraction, we can be one of their most solid supports. Especially in how active we stay in the church, stay in contact with his family, and in our letters and packages. It's true that the statistics for missionaries marrying the girl are not exactly amazing, but that doesn't mean missionary relationships don't exist, or that they are a waste of time. I think it means we should look beyond the numbers and ask why it is that so many girls give up. My theory is because we feel so hopeless and alone, and because we don't get a lot of support. I want to combat the failure rates and i think more people should be supportive and give girls a sense that they aren't crazy or totally alone.
I could go on for hours, but I'll just let end with those thoughts.