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...
Interracial Marriage

Interracial Marriage

I know that the church “discourages” interracial marriages, but I am deeply in love with this girl and feel that it is right. I grew up in really the same culture and there are not many differences. Should I marry her? Thomas _____________ Thomas, First,...
Worthiness

Worthiness

Gramps, I have been away from the church for sometime and have started attending again. As such, I am attending priesthood meetings and often the subject of being worthy comes up in discussion. Since we are all sinners and only enter heaven through the grace of god,...
Fasting

Fasting

I was recently studying the church resources about the principle of fasting and came across this statement:  “When fasting, members of the Church are advised to abstain from two meals each Fast Day also by prayer in connection with fasting to develop spiritual...
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