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How long is grief supposed to last?

Question   Hello, I lost my mother to a vicious brain tumor almost four years ago. My grief still catches me unawares, and can overwhelm me to the point that I just sob. I know that death is supposed to sting, but is it supposed to be this bad after this long? My...

As a YW, how do I find peace in my ward?

Question   Hi gramps, I love the church so much, but I’m struggling to find peace in my ward. I’m a young woman, so I am with all the other girls my age. Every single one of them is so mean, and make me feel so alone and insecure. I’ve started to become inactive,...

Do I need to avoid all video games that are rated “T”?

Question   Gramps, If a video game that is rated T is only rated T because of an optional thing, is it rated T if you don't do that optional thing? Like playing just dance and it only has that one song with a swear word and that makes it rated T because of that...

Is Maca acceptable?

Question   Gramps, Is Maca acceptable? Brent   Answer   Dear Brent, I assume your question is in regards to “maca root”, also called “Peruvian ginseng”. It’s a supplement that is growing in popularity, and it’s users claim that it can help with all...

How do we overcome feelings of doubt and fear?

Question   Gramps, How do we overcome feelings of doubt and fear. David   Answer   David, Our human experience in our second estate provides the opportunity for us to experience attributes that we would not be able to in any other way. Doubt and fear...

Are there individuals that possess the gift of healing?

Question   Dear Gramps, I am wondering about gifts of the spirit, particularly about the gift of healing. I know there must be individuals out there with this gift and I found it interesting that the Lord wants us to share our gifts with others that "all may be...

Where do our spirits go after we die?

Question   Dear Gramps, I was speaking with a friend the other day on the topic of spirits…specifically those that have passed on before us and the one third of the hosts of heaven that followed Satan and therefore do not possess bodies. She thought that both of...

When did Jesus Christ know he was the Savior?

Question   Gramps, I teach Gospel Doctrine for my YSA ward. Last week we had a question come up that I do not know the answer to. Did Christ always know He was our Savior, while on this earth? If He didn't always know, at what age did He learn that he was our...

How did the atonement affect Christ?

Question   Dear Gramps, We are told that the Savior suffered beyond all human endurance and pain when he performed the Atonement for all mankind. How is it that he wasn't mentally and emotionally traumatized by the experience? Rob   Answer   Rob, As we...

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