Making the Most of This Issue


Strengthening Your Family

  • Want a prophet’s help with your family home evening? See President Gordon B. Hinckley’s advice in his message beginning on page 2.

  • Wondering just how you’re going to find time to teach your children gospel principles? Find out how a mother of 13 did it—with no automatic washer, no electric stove, no microwave, and no wash-and-wear! See page 18.

  • How in this world can you teach your children modesty in dress? For some good ideas, see “Everything Good and Beautiful,” page 62.

Financial Security

Have you ever felt that nagging feeling that you ought to be prepared for financial hard times, just in case? For some ideas about how to do it, read the counsel given to members at the beginning of the Great Depression, page 30.

Spiritual Security

  • How does your character measure up against the Savior’s teachings on humility? See page 48.

  • One way to guard against evil is to fill your life with spiritually positive things so that there is no room for things of lesser value. See “The Parable of the Empty House,” page 45.

  • Do you ever feel you might be missing the gospel forest because you’re too fascinated with one or two trees? See “Looking beyond the Mark,” page 40.

Your Call to Serve

“An investigator who is brought to the missionaries through the members is 10 times more likely to be baptized than one the missionaries have found through their own contacting efforts,” says Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “Do these figures catch your attention on the importance of the members’ role in finding people for the missionaries to teach?” See page 52.

Six Ways to Get Your ZZZs

Do you have trouble falling asleep or getting good rest? You’re not alone. Learn some techniques to help you get the rest you need, page 68.

Moving Up from Young Women

Now that they’ve turned 18, how can we help young women feel comfortable in Relief Society? For some ways to help welcome young women, see page 24.

Sharing a Family Heritage

Rice cream, sweet cabbage, and Swedish meatballs—just one of the enjoyable ways you might share your heritage with your family. Find out more on page 69.

Home Teachers, Visiting Teachers

Find the monthly messages on page 2 and page 67.

Did You Know?

You can share the messages of general conference with friends and family in many languages either through the Internet or the Liahona, the Church’s international magazine. Go to www.lds.org on the Internet, click on Gospel Library, then General Conference, and select one of 41 languages. Or you can subscribe to the Liahona through your ward or branch magazine representative and receive the conference talks in print in the language of your choice with each May and November issue.