What about reproduction via alternate methods?

What about reproduction via alternate methods?

Question   Gramps, You answered a question positively regarding if God would think it’s OK to donate blood and organs but, if it were carried a step further, what do you believe God would think about reproduction other than by the natural plan He ordained?...
Custom of Transcribing Blessings

Custom of Transcribing Blessings

Dear Gramps, I am a member of a convert family and was baptized into the church with my husband and son one year ago. As I have attended other people’s baptisms and blessings, I have noticed that the mother or wife of the family member being baptized or blessed...
What is the LDS stance on being a surrogate mother?

What is the LDS stance on being a surrogate mother?

Question   What is the LDS Church stance on being a surrogate mother? Joshua   Answer   Joshua, The Church Handbook of Instruction, vol 2, section 21.4.16 (Surrogate Motherhood) states: “The Church strongly discourages surrogate motherhood.” If you and...
Polygamy and the Law

Polygamy and the Law

Hey Gramps, Just wondering, hypothetically, if US laws were changed to allow polygamy would the practice be allowed in the church again? Just wondering   _______________ Dear Wondering, For the Church to begin practicing polygamy again, it would have be begun...
Women and Missions

Women and Missions

Hi Gramps, Just wondering if there is a cut-off age for women who want to go on a mission? I’m thinking about going but I have a lot of things to sort out in my life first so I want to wait another year. Thanks Riya ____________ Riya, If there’s any place...
What is the LDS policy on cremation?

What is the LDS policy on cremation?

Question   Dear Gramps, I’ve been told that LDS have been counseled not to cremate their dead. But a good LDS friend of mine died while on a trip to Costa Rica, and his non-member family in the states had the authorities there cremate him and ship his ashes...
Falling in love with a missionary

Falling in love with a missionary

Dear Gramps. I have no idea what to do. Two months ago I opened my door to two missionaries who have shown me the way to the lord. They have been teaching me for about two maybe three months now, every time I see one of them my heart skips a beat and all I want to do...
Dress Code for the Chapel

Dress Code for the Chapel

I am the Primary president and we are going to have a practice for the children’s program in the chapel. Do they need to wear Sunday dress or not? We will be eating afterwards in the gym. Vicky _____________ Vicky, I would think Sunday dress would be appropriate...
Bi-Racial Marriages

Bi-Racial Marriages

Why does the First Presidency frown upon bi-racial marriages? Isn’t everyone is equal and children of God? Does it have to do with the Book of Mormon and the idea of the color of the lamanite’s skin changing? Why doesn’t that happen today? Alice...
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