“Contents,” New Era, Feb. 2014, inside front cover–1New Era ContentsIn Every Issue2The MessageTemple BlessingsThe primary purpose of the temple is to provide the ordinances necessary for our exaltation in the celestial kingdom.Elder Robert D. Hales14For the Strength of YouthFaithful, Loving ServiceService is the gospel of Jesus Christ in action.Carol F. McConkie35MormonadDon’t Risk It!39To the PointControlling thoughts and actions in spite of strong attraction; why the temple endowment before a mission.40Come, Follow MeKnowing the Purpose of Life*41The Extra Smile42Questions & Answers“The temple is so far away that I don’t get to attend very often. How can the temple be a bigger part of my life today?”44What’s Up?Conference connection; dating 101; a great group date idea; a favorite scripture.46Instant MessagesStay inside the railings; not too small for prayer; deer encounter.48From Church LeadersHow to Fill Your Book of LifeEach day brings a clean, white page on which to change entries from “I wish I had” to “I’m glad I did.”Elder L. Tom Perry49Conference PosterOur Everyday DecisionsElder Kevin S. HamiltonFeatures6Why Making Choices Matters*Agency is about more than just avoiding bad things.9What I See*A friend helped a young man see beyond his narrow self-image.10Think before You Ink*Vandalizing your temple isn’t cool.12A Step in the Right Direction*This family home evening activity helps you see how good decisions lead you toward the Savior.16Sharing Home-Return KitsSee how a young woman in the Philippines helped people forced out of their homes after a typhoon.17Scripture LifelineA Valentine for the BullyShe wanted an end to the bullying, but how could she do what the Spirit was prompting her to do?18Let Your Music SpeakSharing the gospel through music can be powerful—and fun. Just ask these teens.22Everyday Covenant KeepingDiscover several ways you can keep your covenants every day.2428 Ways to Spread SunshineBe a light to those around you every day of the month.26Fun Dates That Don’t Break the BankDates don’t have to be expensive to be fun, and these examples from youth prove it.29A Great Prom Date*A teacher’s lesson helped a young woman make some great date decisions for prom.30Not Dating? You’re Not AloneThe reasons for not dating vary, as do the responses to them.34To Date or Not to Date?A young woman under 16 years old enlisted friends and For the Strength of Youth to answer dating questions.36Confessions of a Steady DaterThey really liked each other, and they were sure nothing bad would happen. So how could it be wrong? Right?