“Contents,” Ensign, Mar. 1977, 1 Ensign March 1977 Volume 7 Number 3 Contents Special Features First Presidency Message: Oneness In MarriagePresident Spencer W. Kimball Speaking Today: The Equal Rights AmendmentElder Boyd K. Packer The Scriptures: My Rod and My StrengthLenet Hadley Read How I Kicked the TV HabitLaRee Farrar For the Love of a Busy ManSherry Downing The Gospel CountercultureCarol Larsen The Nauvoo Monument to Women: A Photo EssayLaurie J. Wilson and Longin Lonczyna A Conversation with the General Relief Society Leaders Making Money at HomeAlison Craig Checklist for the Working Mother at Home A Woman’s PreparationCamilla Kimball Announcing Winners of the 1977 Writing Contests First Place All-Church Article Contest: Little BenEarl Stowell 1977 All-Church Poetry ContestThe Airplane Model Sherwin W. HowardFirst Visit of the Missionaries Janet Cathery-KutcherFor Bread and Breath of Life Bruce W. Jorgensen 1977 Eliza R. Snow Poetry Writing ContestWhite Fragrance Lingered Muriel Jenkins HealEncounter Ellen Bryson RemingtonSummertime Kathryn R. Ashworth 1977 All-Church Short Story Writing Contest: “To Him That Asketh”Virginia Maughan Kammeyer Alma, Son of Alma Jeffrey R. Holland A Strange Thing in the Land: The Return of the Book of Enoch, Part 10 Hugh Nibley Regular Features Poetry: Sarah’s Trial Carol Rollins Mormon JournalShe Never Stopped Sharon ElwellIrene Bates: The Adventure of Testimony Lavina FieldingThe Ecstasy of the Agony: How to Be Single and Sane at the Same Time Anne G. Osborn Mirthright I Have a QuestionJon I. YoungGerald E. JonesRoy W. DoxeyAlice Colton Smith Comment News of the Church On the cover: Sculpture that will eventually become part of the Nauvoo Monument to Women. Sculptor is Dennis Smith. Photography by Longin Lonczyna. Inside front cover: Letter from Eliza R. Snow to a conference of Relief Society sisters, Salt Lake Stake, Mary Isabella Horne presiding, 8 December 1886. The letter is in the Emmeline B. Wells Minute Book, 3:245, Relief Society Archives. The last line reads, “What He will not overrule for the good of the Saints, He will avert.” Inside back cover: Lehi Blesses His Sons in the Wilderness, by Ronald Crosby, oil, at Brigham Young University. Copyright 1965 by Deseret Book Co., from The Book of Mormon Story by Mary Pratt Parrish; used by permission. The artist has selected the moving scene of the aged patriarch, standing tall and vigorous in the act of blessing his descendants before the end of his own life. By using the hangings of the tent and the strong design of the rug, the artist focuses on the silhouettes of the prophet and his son, further emphasizing their importance by the careful detail lavished on their features and costumes. Against the impression of white and brilliant light surrounding this sacred ordinance jar the brooding faces and shadowed doubts of what must be Lehi’s two eldest sons. The contrast in their mood presages the disunity and eventual disruption of the family unit that will follow Lehi’s approaching death.