Making the Most of This Issue


Confidence and Self-Worth

“Too often we wallow in our weaknesses so much that we do not allow ‘weak things’ to ‘become strong.’ Our condition is frequently misdiagnosed as humility, when in reality it is a lack of confidence.” If you are struggling with feelings of inferiority, Elder Glenn L. Pace has a message for you. See page 32.

Climbing Back into Love

Can you fall in love again after you’ve “fallen out” of it? One member tells how she climbed back in. “Falling Out of Love … and Climbing Back In” may change your mind, and your heart, about your spouse and about yourself. See page 50.

Think You Know the Doctrine and Covenants?

  • Last year’s Sunday School course of study was the Book of Mormon. This year we turn to the Doctrine and Covenants. Why did President Ezra Taft Benson say these two volumes of scripture “are bound together”? See the Gospel Classic on page 24.

  • For a visual smorgasbord of the people, places, and events surrounding the revelations in sections 1–64 of the Doctrine and Covenants, turn to “Doctrine and Covenants Times at a Glance,” page 20.

President David O. McKay

If you’re over 60 and were a member before 1970, you may well consider this man your prophet. If you’re younger, you may want to know why David O. McKay holds such a special spot in so many hearts. To read about the life of the prophet whose teachings we will study this year, see page 40.

“Prison”? No, Opportunity

If you tend to view your unmarried status as a prison, you’re missing out on a multitude of opportunities and relationships that can make your life happy and fulfilling. See “Singular Happiness,” page 36.

What Is a Quorum?

Beginning with this issue, the Ensign will publish a series of articles about priesthood quorums of the Church. See “The Deacons Quorum,” page 54.

Addiction

When a family member is addicted to alcohol or drugs, the whole family is affected by the situation. What can you do when addictive substances invade your home and destroy your peace? See page 62.

Home Teachers, Visiting Teachers

Find the monthly messages on page 2 and page 67.