Polygamy/Joseph Smith/Emma Smith

Polygamy/Joseph Smith/Emma Smith

Gramps, I hope you can help me. I am a member of the church with a strong testimony and have recently read some stuff about Joseph Smith and have felt very bad since reading it. I read that when he first started practicing polygamy he hid it from Emma. I just feel bad...
Forgiveness and no contact afterwards

Forgiveness and no contact afterwards

A friend told me years ago that two apostles got into a verbal fight and went their separate ways (acts 15:30-31). I’m sure they have forgiven each other and both serve the Lord but in different ways. I have struggled for years to forgive someone and I still...
Tattoos and sports injuries

Tattoos and sports injuries

I have heard that we shouldn’t get tattoos because our body’s are temples and we should defile our temple. Could playing a sport where serious injury is very likely result in “defiling” our temple? I played football in high school and tore my...
Lifespan of Mankind

Lifespan of Mankind

I read somewhere that since Moses died at 120 years of age that is the longest anyone can live. Is there any scriptural or writings of general authorities that would substantiate this? Charles _______________ Charles, In relation to Moses death, there is no scriptural...
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,...
Husband’s permission for baptism

Husband’s permission for baptism

Dear Gramps, I first came across the Book of Mormon 3 months ago and it has completely changed my life. I have a strong testimony and believe the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints to be the one true church. My husband however, is completely opposed to my...
Missionary Work

Missionary Work

Gramps, I have a boyfriend who is considering going on a mission soon. I am afraid a great deal about what is going to happen but the most bothersome thing about it is what if he changes? What’s the probability of him completely changing and falling for another...
The Telestial Kingdom

The Telestial Kingdom

Dear Gramps, I’ve heard it said in the Church that those men and women who live together without marriage are living a “Telestial” law. Does this mean that in the final resurrection, those men and women who inherit the Telestial kingdom will be able...
If I’m not sealed in the temple will I only be an angel?

If I’m not sealed in the temple will I only be an angel?

Question   Gramps, I have never been sealed to a woman and the woman I wish to marry is already sealed and does not wish to cancel the sealing for fear of breaking her sealing to her children. I read the 1975 New Era Q&A about this. I want to know if I am not...
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