E-mail Home Teaching

E-mail Home Teaching

Hi Gramps, Each month (for the past 10, maybe 20 years) I get a short email asking if I completed my Home Teaching. Nothing else, no inquiries about the families just “Did you do it?” I find that troublesome. Have the Priesthood guidelines relaxed that...
Temple Sealers

Temple Sealers

Why are divorced men excluded from becoming temple sealers? Ray ________________________________________ Dear Ray, I can find no doctrinal reason why. If someone is worthy of a temple recommend then any potential problems or sins related to the divorce should all be...
Callings for an 11th hour laborer

Callings for an 11th hour laborer

Dear Gramps, After many many years (20+), a year ago I returned to The Church, but my wife has not embraced the light of The Gospel. We were not married and sealed in The Temple. Is my lack of being sealed to an eternal companion going to preclude me from serving in...
Housing the missionaries

Housing the missionaries

If we are asked to house the missionaries in our home, is this considered a calling? Would I be turning down a calling from the Lord if I don’t feel good about doing this? Sherri Sherri, Housing the missionaries is not a calling (no setting apart) as much as it...
Titles in the church

Titles in the church

As a former Bishop I am often addressed as Bishop…. The fact that people still remember me in my calling is nice but sometimes confusing to most members of our ward who never knew me as their Bishop. Has the church ever issued any guidelines on the use of...
Why must the job of branch clerk be filled by a man?

Why must the job of branch clerk be filled by a man?

Question Dear Gramps, Our branch is very small and we don’t have enough regularly attending priesthood holders to fill all the positions without each person tackling more than one. I understand this is necessary at times but I was wondering if you could explain...
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