What is the difference between purity and righteousness?

What is the difference between purity and righteousness?

Question   Gramps, What’s the difference between purity and righteousness? Marilyn   Answer   Dear Marilyn, Your question is very short, and thus it is hard to discern your intent.  Forgive me if I have misunderstood you.  At first glance, some...
Is there any value in physical beauty?

Is there any value in physical beauty?

Question Dear Gramps, Of what value is great physical beauty if the inside is what’s important?  Why did the Lord even create great physical beauty when He only looks upon and judges us according to the heart?  He must have had a reason or else He would not have...
Trials

Trials

My dear friend has been having a lot of trials lately. It seems everytime something is set to go well life pulls back and says “gotcha!” As a result her outlook on life is bleak and I can feel her losing faith. I remember reading a scripture about our...
Being Offended

Being Offended

We had a lesson in Relief Society about the Word of Wisdom. One sister made a comment that if you keep the word of wisdom you will avoid disease. To me, sitting there in my power chair with multiple sclerosis, that was a very uncomfortable moment. I have to go back,...
Help through the Savior

Help through the Savior

Dear Gramps, Six years ago I lost my family through divorce (through no fault of my own (my mother-in-law caused it). We had not been sealed in the temple yet. We have had no contact in all this time. I love and miss them so much that I cannot stand to live my life. I...
Women

Women

I know that we are all God’s children and He loves us equally. But as I read scriptures (both Bible and Book of Mormon, I have noticed that God seems to have loved David in a special way over the rest of us. And He is very protective of women and warns man about the...
Dresses

Dresses

My teenage daughter insists that she wants to wear short dresses (above knee). She said there is no standard for this. My question is: What is the proper length of the dress of the girls, women and ladies who are LDS? Edson ____________ Edson, This is a very common...
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