Lying

Lying

I haven’t seen my dad in quite a few years, and my mum has always said to me if I want to see him it’s fine. However, now I have finally decided to see him she’s gone mad, and I’m not allowed. He’s not a dangerous person, he cheated on my...
Is planning a sin already a sin?

Is planning a sin already a sin?

Are we held responsible only for sins that we have actually committed or also for sins that we would have committed if we had the practical chance to commit them? Real example: one day I felt down and it came to mind that I could accept an invitation to go to a party...
Pregnancy

Pregnancy

I am 43 Years old. A member of the LDS Church. I was told by my doctor that it wasn’t likely that I would be able to ever become pregnant. However, we were told last week that I am pregnant. Five years ago I would have been thrilled. I am very unhappy. I would...
Mandatory Dishonesty

Mandatory Dishonesty

Dear Gramps, I work in a call center where I do customer service work over the telephone. My employer has asked that we lie to our customers when they ask for the direct dial number to the department we are transferring them to. We honestly do have the number, but we...
Finding a purpose in life

Finding a purpose in life

Dear Gramps, I graduated from college a while ago, and I’m having a lot of trouble trying to figure out what to do next.  The job I have now is enough to pay the bills, but It isn’t what I want to do forever. Every time I apply for a position I’m...
What attributes in a person do you find most admirable?

What attributes in a person do you find most admirable?

Question   Gramps, As a youth I am often asked to make a list of the attributes i would like my future spouse to have. While i know that often the point of such exercises is usually to say that we ought to develop these very attributes, I would still like your...
Can I have a girlfriend before I’m 16?

Can I have a girlfriend before I’m 16?

Question   Gramps, Hi, I’m 14 from Missouri and I was wondering about something. Its been said plenty of times that you should not date before you are 16, but it doesn’t say anywhere that you can’t “pair off” or have a girlfriend...
Are there times when judging others is required?

Are there times when judging others is required?

Question   Gramps, In 3 Nephi 14:2-5 it very clearly states that we are not to judge others. Yet in verse 6 it says “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs”… in order to determine who are “dogs” and not worth of laying holy things...
How do I get through the divorce stigma?

How do I get through the divorce stigma?

Question   Gramps, Many church members, including myself, have experienced the painful stigma associated with members who go through such an ordeal. Gossip, backbiting and judging are what divorcees often experience. I’ve always wondered why a church filled...
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