Bishop interviews with youth

Some individuals wonder if one-on-one interviews between youth and adult leaders is appropriate. This is especially relevant regarding discussions about chastity sexuality.

Jennifer Roach, a convert to the Church and therapist, explained many reasons for allowing one-on-one interviews between youth and adult leaders.

Roach has also talked about this in an interview with the Salt Lake Tribune.[1] She has also published about some of the unique protections offered by the Church against abuse at Public Square Magazine.[2]


  1. Peggy Fletcher Stack, "LDS bishops’ interviews can help teens with sex questions, says therapist who was abused by clergy," Salt Lake Tribune, August 16, 2020.
  2. Jennifer Roach, "Better Protecting Children of All Faiths," Public Square Magazine, May 31, 2022,