Making the Most of This Issue
October 2002

“Making the Most of This Issue,” Ensign, Oct. 2002, 80

Making the Most of This Issue

October 2002

New Details of a Mobbing

Restoration of the historic John Johnson home in Hiram, Ohio, brought out new details about the night in March 1832 when a mob attacked the Prophet Joseph Smith. See page 32.

Achieving Oneness in Marriage

Want to build a lasting marriage? It truly is a labor of love for two equal partners, President Spencer W. Kimball taught, but the rewards are endless. See page 40.

Surviving Your Own Fiery Furnace

Are you facing a fiery furnace in your own life? Draw courage from the experiences of Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, page 8. Draw strength from the faith of the prophet Jeremiah, page 11. Look for how the Lord helped them in their hours of greatest need and why.

Women Supporting the Priesthood

“As sisters in Zion, we can be part of the mighty work of God as we assist priesthood leaders,” says Coleen K. Menlove, Primary general president. See page 46.

The Basis of Real Education

“The drive for learning among our people must have a powerful spiritual component,” says Elder Henry B. Eyring of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “That spiritual element, when it is effective, refines and uplifts the aims of our total education.” To learn more about our obligation to learn, see page 14.

Single—with a Family

Everyone is part of a family, whether or not they are married or have children. Discover ideas for strengthening your relationships with family members on pages 22–25.

For a Stronger Family

  • Stories from Latter-day Saint Voices can help your family learn about principles like the power of prayer. See what lessons a tiny baby taught, page 70.

  • Do you or one of your family members wonder if the Lord even knows you exist? See how He met the unspoken needs of two very different people: “If Not for Clyde,” page 68, and “Help Was in the Mail,” page 69.

  • Would you like to be a “grand grandparent”? Review the tips on page 72.

  • Debt can be a trap for people of any age. See how one family escaped and how the children learned its perils, “A Debt-Free Family,” page 73.

A New Hymn of Praise

Turn to page 7 to become familiar with a moving new hymn, “O Lord, Who Gave Thy Life for Me.”

Home Teachers and Visiting Teachers

Find the monthly messages on page 2 and page 56.

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