Making the Most of This Issue


For Parents

Eternal Parenthood

Some parents think their responsibility ends when the children leave home. But fathers and mothers should be appropriately involved in their adult children’s lives. What is “appropriate” when helping adult children face problems? See page 58 for some counsel on the topic.

Whom Is Your Child Dating?

Happy anticipation before the date turned into years of anguish and suffering. But the power of the gospel and the love of others helped her overcome the pain of the assault. Please see “A Hole in Her Soul,” page 16.

Learning as We Listen

On the Wings of Eagles

“Many things are required to make an airplane fly and fly safely, but the most important thing … is the ‘wind beneath your wings.’ Without it, there is no lift, no climb. … The Holy Ghost will be the wind beneath your wings.” To read more from Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles about our journey toward eternal life, see page 10.

A Still, Small Voice

When Cheryl Lant, Primary general president, and her husband discovered their daughter was missing, they realized they needed guidance from the Holy Ghost. To read how the Spirit guided Brother and Sister Lant and their young daughter, see page 64.

For Singles

Broken Up over Breaking Up?

Are you experiencing feelings of loss and depression because of a broken relationship? Does it seem like you’ll never quite get over the hurt? There are ways to deal with these feelings. For help in learning to cope, see page 28.

Yelled At, Barked At, and Rained On

“How could you not tell me how horrible it is?” Sister Betz wrote from the mission field to her MTC instructor. “Don’t worry,” Elder Newman wrote back. “It will get better.” To read about how Sister Betz grew to love her mission, see page 24.

Handcarts across the Plains

It has been 150 years since the first handcart pioneers “walked and walked and walked” to the valley of the Great Salt Lake. This month’s arts package honors those stalwart Saints who crossed half a continent to gather with fellow Saints in the tops of the mountains. See page 38.

The Power of Hymns

Has a hymn ever changed your life? Five members tell of their experiences with hymns that brought them peace, courage, faith, and comfort. See page 34.

Slaves to Sin?

Many people fall into spiritual bondage because of damaging or addictive choices they make. “How, then, does one ‘shake off the awful chains’ of spiritual captivity?” asks Elder H. Ross Workman of the Seventy. Read his answer on page 52.

Home, Visiting Teaching

Find the monthly messages on page 2 and page 67.