“Contents,” Ensign, Sept. 1982EnsignSeptember 1982 Volume 12 Number 9ContentsSpecial FeaturesFirst Presidency Message: ReverencePresident Marion G. RomneyMarriage and the Patriarchal OrderElder Dean L. Larsen“The People Have Given Me a New Heart”Mary Ellen EdmundsLew and His BrethrenDonald SmurthwaiteGiving Life to Leadership: Defining the Job, Providing Help, and Following ThroughRoger and Rebecca MerrillLDS Southwest Indian ArtRichard G. OmanCarol Shelton Walker: Lessons from AdversityJoAnn JolleyThe Best Times of LifeJanene Wolsey BaadsgaardRichard Gibbons: Arizona PioneerJody JensenHow the Bible Came to Be: Part 8, The Power of the WordLenet H. ReadGenealogy of the King James BibleRegular FeaturesMormon JournalLove Was the Key Jane Raley RobinsonMy Car Taught Me to Pray Mervyn DykesFrom Critic to Convert Joseph W. DarlingI Have a QuestionEdward L. SoperRichard L. HemrickRandom SamplerSharingSpeaking Today: It’s No Fun Being PoorElder Marvin J. AshtonNews of the ChurchOn the cover: Manti, Late Afternoon Autumn, by Randall Lake, 20″ by 24″, oil on canvas, 1980. In artist’s possession.Surely our temples are unique among all buildings. They are houses of instruction. They are places of covenants and promises. At their altars we kneel before God our Creator and are given promise, through our faithfulness, of his everlasting blessings. Here, by the power of the holy priesthood, we are bound together as families in the most sacred of all human relationships under a seal that time cannot destroy and death cannot disrupt.—President Gordon B. HinckleyInside front cover: Nauvoo Illinois, 1859, by Joh. Schröder, 10″ by 13″, oil on metal. Located in the Church Historical Department.This painting shows Nauvoo (with the Mississippi River in the foreground) some thirteen years after President Brigham Young led the westward exodus. The most prominent structure is the west wall of the Nauvoo Temple, all that remains of that edifice after a fire in 1848 and a tornado in 1850. The artist’s writing in the lower right-hand corner identifies Nauvoo as an “Icarian community.” The Icarians were a French group whose beliefs were based on communal living.Inside back cover: Family, by Jeanne Leighton Clarke, 45″ by 53″, oil on canvas, 1982. Located in the Harris Fine Arts Center at Brigham Young University.