“Contents,” New Era, Aug. 2014, inside front cover–1New Era ContentsIn Every Issue2The MessageTruths Most Worth KnowingIf you have stumbled or even been lost for a time, you can move forward with faith and not wander to and fro in the world any longer.President Boyd K. Packer22For the Strength of YouthDefy Gravity: Go Forward with FaithAs you keep moving forward, you can stay upright even when outside forces try to pull you down.Bonnie L. Oscarson32Sunday Lesson HelpWhy Marriage Is Awesome!*A recently married young couple tells it like it is.35MormonadMissionary Companions40To the PointReading “romantic” books; no burning desire to share the gospel.41Come, Follow MeThe Family*Use these cards to help youprepare for Sunday lessons on marriage and family.43The Extra Smile44Questions & Answers“My mom works all day. How can I improve our relationship?”46Instant MessagesInsisting on misery; forgiving friends; a volleyball decision; standards and friends.48From Church LeadersHow to Be WiseNot all wisdom is created equal. We must yield our will to the wisdom of God.Elder Neil L. Andersen49Conference PosterThe Happiness of More PeoplePresident Henry B. EyringFeatures6Banana Bread MissionariesYouth in Ecuador found a delicious way to share the gospel with others.8From the Mission FieldA Miracle at the AirportWould three missionaries be stranded at the airport? Only a small miracle could prevent it.10How to Be Money SmartGet some tips for increasing your financial IQ.13Line upon Line3 Nephi 18:15, 20–21Learn more about how the Savior taught the importance of prayer.14I’d Never Prayed Before in That WayMy father said, “Wait a minute. We need to pray.” I said, “We need to what?”Elder José L. Alonso16The 50-Mile HikeThe Scouts knew someone was lost. They were surprised to find out who it was.18Do’s and Don’ts of Defending Your BeliefsThe scriptures and Church leaders have given us some clear and useful guidelines for standing up for truth.24Board Games and Brothers*The joy of being included turned sour for one little brother—until his big brother made things right.26The Dating Academy—Sign Up Today!Become a dating pro in six easy lessons.Matthew O. Richardson36Why Being a Mom Rocks!*A woman was told she was wasting her talent by getting married and having children. Find out what she gained instead.38Why Being a Dad Rocks!*One man tells how he discovered that fatherhood is the adventure every man was born for.