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Is it okay to date while I’m separated?

Question   Gramps, I have been separated now for 21 months. Would it be ok for me to start seeing other women? Charlie   Answer   Charlie, If you are not legally divorced, then no it is not okay. According to some state laws, the divorce must be...

Do we need to pay tithing on social security?

Question   Gramps, I am 80 and have no living son or husband.  I paid tithing for years when I worked and raised two families.  I now am totally alone and live on a very small pension (200.00) and a small social security. My bishop and stake president say I am...

Who are the dead that one must be baptized for?

Question   Gramps, Comment on baptism for the dead. No documents of the early Christian congregation testify to the practice of baptism for the dead. The Bible principle is clearly stated: each person is answerable for his/her own deeds. Who are the dead one must...

How is baptism a covenant?

Question   Gramps, I regularly hear members and leaders refer to baptism as a covenant, which is a formal promise made by a coventantor to a covenantee before witnesses.  Yet at a baptismal ceremony, the person being baptized makes no promises nor do they signal...

What does it mean that God is a jealous god?

Question   Gramps, What does it mean that God is a jealous god in Mosiah 11? Brian   Answer   Brian, As used in the scriptures, the word jealous has two meanings: (1) to be fervent and to have sensitive and deep feelings about someone or something, and...

Does God lie?

Question   Gramps, The strongest spiritual impression I ever had was that my boyfriend "would wait for me" during my mission. I heard a voice and felt so peaceful. Fast forward 18 months and he's married. Was my "revelation" simply wishful thinking? What does it...

Is it against the Word of Wisdom to work in a bar?

Question   Hi Gramps, Would working as a bartender be against the word of wisdom. I was discussing it with a friend and you wouldn't have to drink the concoctions but you would be enabling other to do so. Boomer   Answer   Dear Boomer, I’m going to save...

What is the Church’s stance on video games?

Question   Gramps, What is the Church's stance on playing video games? Jayman   Answer   Dear Jayman, Thank you for your question.  Before I answer it, let me refer you to a previously answered question regarding this subject: Do I need to avoid all...

Does the Lord approve of high risk activities?

Question   Dear Gramps, Does the Lord approve when we participate in activities that put our lives at risk, such as skydiving, bungee jumping or other extreme sports?  Your thoughts on the matter would be very helpful. Thanks, Robert   Answer   Dear...

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