Making the Most of This Issue


Helps for Family Home Evening

  • Are you a single parent who wonders how to hold family night for just you and your child? A single mother shares her ideas for success in “One-on-One Home Evenings,” page 73.

  • If your children associate the word reverence only with the word Sssh! you can learn together about the positive aspects of this important principle. See “Reverence” on page 60.

  • Do you have a family member or friend serving or about to serve in the mission field? Read “Helping from Home” (see page 48). Then follow the suggestions in the “Let’s Talk about It” section at the end of the article.

  • The doctrine of the redemption of the dead is beautiful, but it is not always easy to teach to children or to those of other faiths. For a clear explanation and some discussion helps, see “The Savior’s Visit to the Spirit World,” page 32.

To Strengthen Your Children

The Primary is initiating a new Faith in God Award program to help children learn about making righteous decisions, and parents play a key role. To learn about what you can do, see “Fostering Faith in God,” page 45.

Formula for Success

There are certain principles—powerful in their simplicity—that are essential for building sound character. Elder L. Tom Perry tells us what some of them are and how they work in “Staying Power,” page 40.

Just a Little Dark Reading?

The word romance has such appealing connotations. But there is a very unhealthy side to some of the literature aimed at women. See “Addicted to Romance Novels?” page 57.

Watched Over

The two were missionaries, alone in the countryside with no food or water and no place to stay. Then they began to learn how the Lord was watching over them. See “From Battlefield to Mission Field,” page 24.

A Woman Worth Reading About

She was a powerful advocate for women and a national figure in her time. What can her story teach the women of today? See “Emmeline B. Wells: A Fine Soul Who Served,” page 16.

Lost and Found

He wasn’t looking for God. After all, he was an avowed atheist. But for some reason he kept running into Latter-day Saints. See “I Didn’t Find God—He Found Me,” page 67.

Home Teachers, Visiting Teachers

Find the monthly messages on page 2 and page 71.

Did You Know?

In any given month, Swedish, Samoan, and Spanish-speaking Saints who read the Church’s Liahona magazine are studying and teaching the same First Presidency and visiting teaching messages as the English-speaking Saints. The contents of all of the Church magazines are now coordinated so that—except for local news pages—every article appearing in one of the 49 Liahona editions appears concurrently in either the Ensign, New Era, or Friend.