The underlying purpose of all spiritual gifts is to strengthen us each spiritually as well as to help us serve and bless the lives of those around us.
Patriarchal blessings are unique to each person and can contain personal counsel and warnings, as well as promises to us from God if we are obedient.
Read to learn about how The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chooses new apostles. Who can become an apostle, and how are new apostles appointed?
This article by Greg Smith originally appeared on the Fair Mormon Blog on 19 November 2015. It discusses the Church’s policies that were released in late 2015 regarding children being raised in families with same-sex marriages.