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Some people do not get it? Again...


So my daughter would like to serve an LDS mission. She is 19 in two weeks and feels that it is something she needs to do.

She has had issues with anxiety, and unfortunately for her, our ecclesiatical leader found out she has been seeing a counselor. That then put "conditions" on her desire to go and "serve".

He told her he wanted her to gp to college for one more semester (that is fine), work a job (very good), and [sign in to see URL] in an "on campus" housing apartment. Those are up to $3000 a semester. Now, remember, we live 5 miles (in the country still) from the university she attends.

I talked with him and said he was spot on with another semester of school, and the job of course. But, I let him know that Stacy and I have: a furnace to repair ($2600. Thank goodness for a very mild winter.), a roof that needs a repair ($1200), a dishwasher that needs to be replaced ($900). We just replaced our stove in November, ($1000.), I had my Subaru go through extensive repairs ($1000.). And, this I did not tell him, a German Shepherd pup that needs a $900 surgery. (I love the dog, so, yea, I know some people would just put her to sleep.) The big cloud financially, is my PSA, and if that keeps going up I could be having a surgery in a few months.

He looked at me and said, "Well, it would be good for her to live on campus."

I again told him we lived 4-5 miles from campus and that would not be an option.

Understand, I do not care if she goes or not, I think most of you have figured out my Faith has waned over the last few years. But, it is important to her.

He and I have apparently come to an impasse. I just feel it is not his place to be putting conditions like that on my daughter, but more particularly, a financial load, as such, on my wife and I.

If it sounds like I am venting, well, I might be.

Sorry everyone.


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My son had a similar situation. As a freshmen he is suppose to live on campus. We live about 15 miles from the university and were able to get him an exemption from that as he did not want to live on campus. He is the same age as your daughter as he turns 19 this coming week.
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i had to drive 20 miles a day and another 20 back again when i was going to wtamu. i don't see why she has to live on campus. i had one classmate whose daily commute was 120 miles one way. i had a professor whose daily commute was about 70 miles one way. i had one classmate who took some cllasses in lubbock while living in amarillo, 120 miles away. so i don't see why she can't commute 5 miles. i have to be on your side in this. shoot, when i was attending jr college, it was only about 4 or 5 miles away, and i walked it a dew times. that guy's just trying to make more money for his university. trying to create a snowflake. living on campus is for students who are from a long ways off.
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I know with some colleges and universities all freshmen students have to live in a dorm. If it isn't a requirement at her school I'd ignore the living on campus thing, especially with your finances the way they are.
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