Manuscript Releases, vol. 3 [Nos. 162-209]


MR No. 204—Regarding Dr. D. H. Kress; Counsel Regarding Marriage

I am deeply pained to learn that Brother Kress is ill. We have not yet heard the particulars. I have some things I wish to send you, if I can get them off in this mail. Several cases have been presented to me, which I shall speak of in time; meanwhile, do not put yourself through as you have done and do not go to extremes in regard to the health reform.... 3MR 381.1

When you see that you are becoming weak physically, it is essential for you to make changes, and at once. Put into your diet something you have left out. It is your duty to do this. Get eggs of healthy fowls. Use these eggs cooked or raw. Drop them uncooked into the best unfermented wine you can find. This will supply that which is necessary to your system. Do not for a moment suppose that it will not be right to do this.... 3MR 381.2

The prayer of faith shall save the sick, and I beseech you to call for the Elders of the church without delay. May the Lord help you, is my most sincere prayer. We appreciate your experience as a physician, and yet I say that milk and eggs should be included in your diet. These things cannot at present be dispensed with, and the doctrine of dispensing with them should not be taught.... 3MR 381.3

Brother and Sister Kress, I have all confidence in you, and I greatly desire that you may have physical health, in order that you may have perfect soundness spiritually. It is lack of suitable food that has caused you to suffer so keenly. You have not taken the food essential to nourish your frail physical strength. You must not deny yourself of good, wholesome food. 3MR 381.4

You love to obey the commandments of God.... God calls for whole-souled, upright, high-principled men. These are men needed in our institutions. Those who are satisfied with half-and-half service can well be spared. 3MR 382.1

I arose very early this morning and wrote the foregoing before breakfast. I have more written on the subject which the next mail may bring to you.—Letter 37, 1901, pp. 8, 10, 11. (To Dr. and Mrs. D. H. Kress, May 29, 1901.) 3MR 382.2