The Mormon Secrecy Code

April 7, 2011
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Question from the box: “I have a mormon friend and he doesnt like to talk about what goes on when he goes to church. Is there a secrecy code or something? Once you are a mormon can you “un-become” a mormon??” We try to practice the teaching of Christ when he said “hold up your […]

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Dressing the Dead

February 1, 2010

Q. Why do members dress the deceased and not the funeral directors? In many cases members of the Church dress their relatives for the grave rather than having the funeral directors do so.  To understand why, some knowledge of the LDS temple ceremony is essential.  One purpose of the temple is to prepare a person […]

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I’m in Love with a Mormon. What Now?

January 18, 2010
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We often receive questions from readers in our question box at right.  We have had several asking about romantic relationships between Mormons and non-Mormons and what they should do about it.  It’s our policy not to become involved in personal problems since we are not an advice column, but we do want to give some […]

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Question on eternal marriage

September 14, 2009
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Q. What happens if someone vicariously performs a sealing for a deceased couple that doesn’t want to be sealed together? First, to understand this situation, an understanding must be had of sealing and of work for the dead. Briefly put, sealing is the term used for being married in the temple.  It is an ordinance […]

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Baptisms for the Dead

April 6, 2009

Q. What happens to people who die without being taught/accepting baptism in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? Heavenly Father has prepared another chance for them to hear the gospel and choose to accept or reject it. The official Church website explains:  “Jesus Christ taught that baptism is essential to the salvation of […]

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