Making the Most of This Issue

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

Making the Most of This Issue

September 2004

Teaching Your Family

  • Looking for ways to improve your family home evenings? See “Family Home Evening Suggestion Box,” page 52.

  • Would you like your teaching to be more like the Savior’s? In the home or in the classroom, try asking the kinds of questions He asked. In “Teaching as the Savior Taught,” page 28, Elder Walter F. González of the Seventy explores three kinds of questions the Savior used.

  • What do the Agabus, Parkinson’s disease, prayer in a military barrack, and the death of a father have in common? Each is part of a story illustrating a fundamental gospel principle. See Latter-day Saint Voices, page 66.

A Call to Grow, a Time to Feast

  • Have you ever received a calling that seemed overwhelming? Sister Coleen K. Menlove, Primary general president, shares encouraging counsel in “Called to Serve,” page 24.

  • “In our spiritual lives, our growth is determined by how we follow the Son—the Son of God—and allow His light to be the controlling force,” writes Elder Lynn A. Mickelsen of the Seventy in “Light and Growth,” page 7.

  • “The scriptures are a veritable banquet of insights and divine counsel. Let us feast at the table often,” writes Elder Spencer J. Condie of the Seventy in “Feast upon the Words of Christ,” page 42.

Retired, but Not Retiring

Retired? Find new life by sharing your talents in the mission field. See “Couple Missionaries: Going the Second Mile,” page 20.

Fighting Same-Sex Attraction

The challenges of Church members who struggle with same-sex attraction are not often understood. But the support of other members can help them master temptations and find joy in the gospel. See “Compassion for Those Who Struggle,” page 58.

Free to Change

Handcuffed, in the back seat of a police car, she determined to change her life. Could she do it? Read “Finding Freedom,” page 38.

Know Thy Neighbor

It can seem challenging to develop relationships with our neighbors of other faiths, but in this month’s “Questions and Answers” feature, page 63, members share simple ideas for reaching out.

Home, Visiting Teachers

Find the monthly messages on page 2 and page 71.

Church Magazines for Your Scholar

Did you know you can buy a short-term subscription to the Church magazines for your college student? It could be the most important reading he or she will do this year, and the cost is only a fraction of the price of many textbooks. To order a nine-month subscription to the Ensign or New Era, call 1-800-537-5971 in the United States or Canada. Or you can order a full one-year subscription for your student online at www.lds.org; click on Order Church Materials, then Magazine Subscriptions. By entering an address change for your student two months before the end of the school year, you can reroute the magazine to the summer address.