Welcome to “You’re the Bishop,” a new installment at Mormon Matters. My name is Bishop Bill. Once every few weeks I’ll post a situation that I had while I was bishop, and let you decide how to handle it. Everybody gets to play, even the ladies out there. After a week, I’ll add a comment with what I did in the situation, and how it turned out. Let’s play!
I’ve changed some minor details in each situation to preserve the confidentiality of the person involved. Other than the small changes, everything you read here really happened to me as Bishop. I was Bishop for 6 years in a medium-sized ward in the southwestern U.S.
So let’s start out with this week’s installment of “You’re the Bishop.”
There is a YW in your ward that is 16. She lives with a non-member mother who does not place any restrictions on her. Her father is remarried and very active and lives out of town. The girl chose to live with her mother, so she can pretty much do what she wants. But she has several good friends in the ward, and she craves he friendship and attention she gets in church.
She is VERY well endowed and wears very low cut tops to all church meetings. One gets quite a view when talking with her. As bishop, you are on very good terms with her, and she has come to you several times with problems.