Bonnie--the LDS believe God's grace is with man all along the straight and narrow way which leadeth unto life.
God's grace isn't just before, during, or after--but all along.
1) God's free gift of His Atonement and resurrection, as a free gift of grace to all men--justifying all men of life.(His grace)
2) Our obedience to God==His grace unto the forgiveness of sins.(His grace)
3) His grace of the forgiveness of sins==eternal life.
His grace all along. It's never a question as to what saves us(His grace)--the question is--who does God give that grace unto life to--as a personal reception?
IOW--redemption, in Israel, if I understand it correctly--was a redeemer freeing one from debtor's prison, by paying the debt in full, as a ransom to free those in prison.
The redeemed-- agree to a certain set of conditions set by the redeemer-- for the time appointed.
If the redeemed meet those conditions--then they are freed., by the redeemer. If not--they return to debtor's prison, but not for the original debt--but for not meeting the redeemer's conditions.(second death)
The same for us--A Redeemer has redeemed us from prison--which the Fall brought to all men--as a free gift, through His Atonement and Resurrection. We now have to meet the Redeemer's conditions(walk in His light)--or we return to prison. (damnation) If we meet His conditions--then we are released from bonds, through His grace--and we are freed from our debts unto eternal life.(forgiveness of sins)
Galatians 6:7-9---King James Version
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.