There is a recent movement in a stake that I am aware of for Bishops and Branch Presidents to have more “probing interviews.” The goal is to ask more specific questions, especially about the Law of Chastity in order to uncover sins. These interviews are mostly the youth interviews, pre-mission interviews, and interviews with members who have already acknowledged worthiness issues. However, it has been suggested that Temple Recommend interviews also be more “probing,” encouraging members to define what they mean by the Law of Chastity, for example.
How this will end up is unclear to me since it is still a bit under discussion. However, I am currently undecided as to how I feel about this practice (not as if I have any say!). I can see advantages and disadvantages. Can anyone help me decide?
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