Making the Most of This Issue
February 2004

“Making the Most of This Issue,” Ensign, Feb. 2004, 80

Making the Most of This Issue

February 2004

Especially for Parents

  • What can you do when the children you love reject the teachings of the gospel you love? One mother tells how she deals with her own feelings and with the children whose lifestyles are so foreign to what she taught them. See “I Won’t Give Up on Them!” page 44.

  • Am I the best husband and father I can be? And just what does it mean to preside righteously in the home? Elder Yasuo Niiyama, an Area Authority Seventy, offers helpful insights on these important questions, page 22.

Teaching from the Book of Mormon

“There are four things I try to do when I teach the scriptures: read, prove, prepare, and testify,” says Elder Henry B. Eyring of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He elaborates on these steps in “The Book of Mormon Will Change Your Life,” page 8.

Blessings of Hymn Singing

Hymns can comfort us, instruct us, and even help strengthen our relationships with others. For one man’s perspective, see “Blessings upon Our Heads,” page 16.

Remembering to Be Thankful

“Thank you, Brother. I really needed that.” This heart-felt expression of gratitude so touched Elder Stephen A. West of the Seventy that it changed his thinking and behavior. See “Five Small Experiences,” page 60.

Paying the Price

What would cause a person to be on his knees in prayer at “the breaking of the day” every day for 12 weeks? Have you ever needed a blessing so desperately? President Spencer W. Kimball did. Find out more on page 50.

Roommates, Rules, and Reality

Are you a young single adult with roommates whose standards are different from yours? How can you help maintain a positive atmosphere in your apartment? See page 56.

Latter-day Blessings

Blessings come in all shapes and sizes: an unexplainable warning over a police radio, 100 active members resulting from one chance contact by a missionary 45 years earlier, a dream that leads to a family history treasure, and a plate of muffins that changes the life of the giver as well as the receiver. See “Latter-day Saint Voices,” page 66.

Home Teachers, Visiting Teachers

Find your monthly messages on page 2 and page 65.

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