I offended someone

I offended someone

Dear Gramps, A few years ago I made a big mistake, not chastity related, one which gave someone cause to resent me greatly and to decide to stop going to church. I am currently in the process of being counseled by a priesthood leader in my ward about the mistake that...
Spirit talking or fear?

Spirit talking or fear?

Lately I’ve had doubts about a decision my husband and I made a few years ago to prevent any more pregnancies. Each of my 6 pregnancies have gotten worse with the last one nearly taking my life and the life of our son. My husband and I decided for me to get a...
Different abilities

Different abilities

Dear Gramps, I’m sixty and over the years have had a difficult time getting on with people. I have been coping with several challenges – not disabilities. Among them: depression, PTSD, ADD, OCD, dyslexia and processing issues. Currently I have a difficult...
What is Appropriate When Bearing Your Testimony?

What is Appropriate When Bearing Your Testimony?

Question Gramps, What is appropriate content when a person bears his testimony on the first Sunday and at the same time what is inappropriate? David   Answer You will not find a checklist of things you have to say, nor will you find a checklist of thing you are...
How do I explain to my family?

How do I explain to my family?

So I am a convert. I am serving a mission and would like to know how to explain why my family won’t be able to attend the temple with me when i get married? It tears my heart to break the news to my family. My mom will be devastated not being able to see her son...
My best friends gay wedding

My best friends gay wedding

My best friend of 14 years is a lesbian. She has been this way as long as I have known her. I joined the church 2 years ago, married my bestfriend of 5 years, who is a VERY strong LDS man as he was raised in the church. My best friend is getting married to her...
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...
Non Mormon and Mormon relationships

Non Mormon and Mormon relationships

She is Mormon and I have no religion, but believe in God. She told me she was not going to listen to her mind and what she was taught to believe; that she, instead, was going to listen to her heart. Recently she told me we should just be friends before she hurts me. I...
Staying with my boyfriend

Staying with my boyfriend

I moved in with my boyfriend 7 years ago when I wasn’t living for God, but we planned on getting married within the year. However, I got very sick and now have sever heart/lung problems. My doctor and several persons at my support group said we should not get...
Eternal Marriage and Family Relationships

Eternal Marriage and Family Relationships

How does a Mormon explain to a Christian of another faith the principle of eternal marriage and family relationships when they believe there will be no marriages in heaven? Is it a waste of breath when they believe the following: “I only accept the Old and New...
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