One of my friends committed a sin against the Law of Chastity, went to see the bishop, and he didn't give my friend any kind of "probationary period."  I'm not judging either of them, but that just doesn't seem right.  I don't know, but I was just wondering.  Am I wrong? 

This essay is published as a support for and an extension of classroom discussion and in no way represents an official statement from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or its General Authorities.  Dr. Marcus H. Martins assumes full responsibility for the opinions, views, and interpretations contained herein.  For more information contact me at: