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Why doesn’t God love me enough to make me lovable?

Question   Dear Gramps, I am 21 and already worrying about whether I will ever find a husband. I converted a year ago and haven't made connections to my ward members (my ward is tiny and has a lot of turnover). I'm overweight and I've never dated anyone. I wonder...

Why would the Spirit tell me not to watch a movie?

Question   Gramps, My husband and I were watching a movie. I could tell the movie had a very good message, and my husband said it was a movie dear to his heart and had a representation of the Savior. However, there was lots of cussing and a few horrific scenes...

Are abbreviations against Church policy?

Question   Gramps, Some members commonly used abbreviations, such as D&C, BOM, YM, YW, YSA, LDS, but there are members who say it is not allowed. Rather than saying D and C, say it Doctrine and Covenants. Is there any Prophet talks regarding this? John  ...

What does to mean to “be slow to wrath”?

Question   Dear Gramps, A question came up in Sunday School when we were studying the Book of James. He exorts us to "be slow to wrath." A great deal of contention arose between those in attendance in the ensuing discussion. One said that Brigham Young had stated...

Can criminals have a testimony of the gospel?

Question   Gramps, Can an active criminal have a true testimony of the Gospel? Richard   Answer   Richard, Our Heavenly Father wants all of His children to live with him forever, so the answer is yes, even criminals can have a testimony of the gospel...

Where can info be found about the Savior’s siblings?

Question   Gramps, Where can we find information about the Savior's siblings?  Thanks! Maurine   Answer   Hi Maurine, We answered this question in part previously.  Did Jesus have siblings? The Bible is the first, best, and only reliable source for...

Were there meetings like Ward Council in the scriptures?

Question   Gramps, In the Restored Church we have Ward Council meetings.  Did council meetings (with group) happen in the scriptures?  Maybe not be exactly like current meeting structure but closely to it? Naveen   Answer   Hi Naveen, Thank you for...

Is word of mouth of ancestors good enough to do temple work?

Question   Dear Gramps, In some situations, because of a lack of records or currently living persons who knew the deceased, some people have died without anyone in the modern world knowing (i.e. someone was born long ago on a farm, outside of a hospital, &...

Should we love Satan?

Question   Hi gramps, In the scripture Matthew 5:44 it says we should love our enemies and seeing how Satan is Heavenly Father and Jesus’ enemy, does that mean that they love him? Sally   Answer   Sally, No, that is not what it means. Never confuse the...

What do you think about the 144,000?

Question   Gramps, What do you think about the 144,000 and will they be translated beings ? Russell   Answer   Russell, About the number 12, "The Lost Language of Symbolism" by Alonzo Gaskill, says, "The number twelve is a symbol for priesthood,...

If I remember my sins does that mean I’m not forgiven?

Question   Gramps, If I can still remember my sins,  even if I have repented, does it mean I have not been forgiven? Lesley   Answer   Dear Lesley, I think that at some point or another, most of the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

I am trying so hard not to hold a grudge. What can I do?

Question   Hi Gramps! I have been struggling greatly with not holding a grudge against someone I know. She used to have feelings for my fiance while we were dating, and what it really boils down to is that I feel insecure about that, and I think that she is a lot...

Am I worthy to date LDS women?

Question   Gramps, I have indulged in pornography in the past (mainly as a teenager), and have since ceased from it and repented. Now, as a young adult, I feel that I shouldn't date other LDS singles because of my past.  I think a lot of young LDS women would...

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