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How does one overcome lustful thoughts?

How does one overcome lustful thoughts?

Question   Dear Gramps, I have a lusting problem. Fortunately, I don't have a pornography problem. I have tried and tried and tried for over 30 years now to overcome looking with lust at immodestly dressed women I see in public. I am no closer now to overcoming...

Is it possible to be sealed to just my mother?

Is it possible to be sealed to just my mother?

Question   Dear Gramps, This is my first time asking someone questions like this other than the Lord of course. My mother shortly got converted after I did. She was happy, she is a single mother of three children including me. She had asked our bishop at the time...

Is there any value in physical beauty?

Is there any value in physical beauty?

Question   Dear Gramps, Of what value is great physical beauty if the inside is what's important?  Why did the Lord even create great physical beauty when He only looks upon and judges us according to the heart?  He must have had a reason or else He would not...

Am I sinning by not going to church due to medical issues?

Am I sinning by not going to church due to medical issues?

Question   Gramps, I'm LDS.  I'm very happy to be and so is my husband.  We have been married for 32 years and our  marriage is sealed but lately we have been very sick  I lost my legs.  I can not walk anymore and my husband has a bad problem with his back.   He...

Is justice ever double paid?

Is justice ever double paid?

Question   Gramps, I just read your answer to the justice and mercy conundrum. As you cited in your answer about justice and mercy, the commonly told story about a loan owed and a third party stepping in to pay the loan then granting forgiveness of the loan to...

What happens to children who stray when they die?

What happens to children who stray when they die?

Question   Gramps, My children were sealed in the temple to us and most of them have strayed from the gospel and are not living its teachings. One of them is gay and living a gay lifestyle. What will happen to them when they go to the other side? J   Answer...

Is it really possible to be washed clean of sin?

Is it really possible to be washed clean of sin?

Question   Hey Gramps, Thanks for answering my other questions. I've been wondering about repentance. I have a sinful habit that I've been struggling to get rid of the past little while. I keep doing it again and again. Each time I do, I cry and confess it to...

Do we all go to the same spirit world when we die?

Do we all go to the same spirit world when we die?

Question   Gramps, In the History of the Church, Volume 5, pp 424-425, it is recorded that Joseph Smith said the word "paradise" in Luke 23:43 is a mistranslation. He, however, did not change/correct this in the Inspired Version. He also says, "Hades, shaole,...

Is it a sin to go to a casino?

Is it a sin to go to a casino?

Question   Gramps, Is it a sin to go a casino and play the slot machines for entertainment when your bills and tithes have been paid? Frankie   Answer   Frankie, To willingly and knowingly break a commandment of God is by definition a sin. This is what...

Were we created with another spirit of the opposite sex?

Were we created with another spirit of the opposite sex?

Question   Gramps, I have read and heard from a couple of people that when God created us spiritually we were created with another spirit of the opposite sex. So for example when God created me (me being a male) he created a female.  The scripture they use is...

Can Satan hear things in the temple?

Can Satan hear things in the temple?

Question   Dear Gramps, Can Satan hear things that are talked about in the temple? Jayn   Answer   Jayn, I am unable to find any doctrinal declaration that Satan is not able to hear words spoken in the temple. I have heard temple patrons specify that...

How can these differences be reconciled?

How can these differences be reconciled?

Question   Gramps, There is a song in our hymnal, “While of These Emblems We Partake,” ( #174)  which states in verse three that “[t]he law was broken; Jesus died….” Christ himself told us, in both the New Testament and the Book of Mormon, that he did not come to...

Is home teaching still practiced?

Is home teaching still practiced?

Question   Gramps, Is home teaching still practiced in the wards? Sandy   Answer   Sandy, Home teaching is a duty of the priesthood, from the time a person receives the office of a teacher and continues until the day they die. We have information from...

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