Making the Most of This Issue

“Making the Most of This Issue,” Ensign, Sept. 2003, 80

Making the Most of This Issue

September 2003

Tips for Teaching Young People

  • Testimonies are not passed on genetically. So how do you help young people gain the spiritual witness they need to anchor their lives? Elder Robert D. Hales gives inspired counsel for parents and teachers in “Teaching by Faith,” page 20.

  • We all want our children and grandchildren to make righteous choices. Elder John B. Dickson lists some of the key understandings youth must have and suggests how to shape our home environments accordingly. See “Lead Me, Guide Me,” page 12.

  • In teaching, do you ever pass the scriptures by in favor of materials you think will be more interesting to your children or students? Maybe you’re not only doing them a disservice but also making your teaching task more difficult. David Brent Marsh gives teachers of children and youth some important principles and effective tips for bringing the scriptures to life in “Reading His Words Together,” page 34.

Family Home Evening Helps

Keeping teens in their place—namely in home evening with the rest of the family—should be easier when you apply some of these ideas. See page 73.

How Long Can You Hold a Grudge?

If you’ve ever held a grudge, or are holding one now, you know how heavy they can be. See how one woman was able to let go of such a burden in “Finding Peace through Forgiveness,” page 65.

Returns Cheerfully Accepted

How do you come back into activity in the Church? How can you be there for someone else who is trying to come back? You’ll find helpful, heartwarming accounts in “How I Came Back: Personal Accounts of Activation,” page 7.

Mission Extension

Twenty-three years after serving a mission in Mexico, technology gave Elder Wallace another chance to teach the Solorzano family the gospel. See “The E-Mail Investigator,” page 31.

Honestly Now

Find out how a “little” dishonesty is like a “little” cancer. See “Honesty in the Small Things,” page 28.

Home Teachers, Visiting Teachers

Find the monthly messages on page 2 and page 71.

Did you know?

If you live in the U.S. or Canada, there’s a toll-free number you can call any time—day or night—to send a missionary referral anywhere in the world. Just dial 1-888-LDS-7700. The Church’s Internet site also provides ways to send referrals, as well as electronic pass-along or greeting cards.