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Are multiple wives buried next to their husband?

Question   Gramps, Are multiple wives buried beside their husband like in the case of Brigham Young who had many wives? I just recently thought about this and was curious. Toni   Answer   Toni, Burial arrangements are left in the hands of the...

Is there a line between faith and blind obedience?

Question   Gramps, Could you have the faith Heber C. Kimball had?   First he was asked to share his wife with Joseph Smith.  He agrees only to be told it was a test of faith. Then after passing that test he is asked to give his 14 year old daughter up to marry...

Why can’t our hymns have more of a beat or rhythm?

Question   Gramps, I love following the beat or rhythm to a song (without improper words).  What I don't understand is why does the hymn song book not have the beats that we enjoy?   It's all too quiet except for the song "Called to Serve."   Someone once told me...

How can I accept someone with a past?

Question   Dear Gramps, Hi.   I just recently returned from my mission. I have this girl which is a good friend of mine and is a member of the Church. I really like her and I'm comfortable with her.  Recently she told me that she had committed immorality when I...

Why does the LDS church believe in Joseph Smith?

Question   Gramps, Why does the LDS church believe in Joseph Smith? Marisha   Answer   Hi Marisha, Forgive me if I am misunderstanding your question, but, you seem to be asking if members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worship Joseph...

How much fasting is enough to receive blessings?

Question   Dear Gramps, I’ve got a question about f. I can see putting forth the effort to fast and all of the pain and suffering that goes along with it in order to obtain a blessing. Sort of like a sacrifice we make for the blessing. But what if the blessing is...

Why do we need to follow the Ten Commandments?

Question   Gramps, Why do we have to follow the Ten Commandments if the atonement covers everything?  Why is repenting the only thing we have to do in order to get back home?  Is there a parable, an example or any talks from church leaders about this situation?  ...

Has God changed?

Question   Gramps, Someone explained to me that they thought Jehovah/God of Old Testament days was harsh, whereas after life experiences, suffering the atonement, Jesus/God became gentler, more patient, long suffering. I've never heard of this idea and I'm...

How can I help my wife to soften her heart?

Question   Gramps, I married a non-member while I was inactive in the church. Now that I am active again, my wife seems to argue with me when it comes to anything church related. Every time I say my personal prayers, I ask that her heart be softened,   It seems...

Will a prophet arise from Native Americans?

Question   Gramps, In 1876, Orson Pratt added a footnote that was later removed by the Church in 1909. I believe the footnote was in 2nd Nephi, chapter 3, verse 24. In the very beginning of the verse we read of “One mighty,” who Orson Pratt implies by a footnote...

How can I regain my testimony and help my family as well?

Question   Gramps, I am an endowed mother of eight who is losing my testimony because I feel my husband has used his Priesthood wrongly and is a hypocrite.  My older children feel depressed about the church too.  Now we find ways to doubt Joseph Smith's word.  We...

What allows a person to go from spirit prison to paradise?

Question   Gramps, What are your thoughts about what allows a person to go from spirit prison to paradise?   Does it require an ordinance like baptism or is it based only on the person accepting the atonement? Dick   Answer   Dick, The scriptures tell...

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