Ensign, June 2008, 1–3
Photograph by Adam C. Olson
Feel peace through the gospel. Several articles in this issue deal with feeling peace, even amid hectic schedules, separation from family, illness, or living in times of trouble (see pp. 10, 22, 24, 34, 46, 51, and 54). How have you felt the peace of the gospel in situations like these?
Teach leadership skills. Are you a parent or leader of youth? President Dieter F. Uchtdorf and Elder M. Russell Ballard explain that it’s important not only to lead youth but also to teach them to lead. See page 16 for ideas you can implement in your home and ward or branch.
Connect with your ward. After reading “Reaching Out to Belong,” ( p. 64), you might consider accessing your ward and stake Web site. These locally administered sites include calendars, directories, and other helpful information. Visit www.lds.org to learn more. You’ll find the link under the heading “About the Church.”
First Presidency Message
Safety in Counsel
There is constancy in the way the Savior shows us the path to safety.
Visiting Teaching Message
The Gospel of Jesus Christ Teaches the Reality of Our Premortal Existence
Making Time to Be Holy
Life in Hong Kong moves at a frenetic pace. These young adults are making sure they put spiritual priorities first.
It Started with Girls’ Camp and an Ensign
How invitations, testimony, and magazines from LDS friends gave me answers I had been looking for.
Tending the Flock: Teaching Leadership Skills to Youth
Unsure how to teach youth to lead effectively? Here are some ideas.
Can Be Together Forever
When my testimony of eternal families needed bolstering, hymns chosen by the temple organist reinforced my faith.
Armor of Battle, Armor of God
How do military families find comfort when they are separated?
The Exquisite Joy of Repentance
Where could I find happiness? I thought it was in the world, but I was wrong.
In Search of Mary Dudley
Even if only a scrap of evidence exists about your ancestors, spiritual influences can lead you to it.
Presidents of the Young Women Organization through the Years
Historical highlights during the administration of each of the Young Women general presidents.
The Spiritual Component of Healing
Faith, priesthood, and medicine all play a role in healing.
A Call from the Hospital
Darren and I shared a unique friendship after my son died.
Questions and Answers
With all the difficulty in the world, I often find myself feeling anxious and worried. How can I find peace during troubled times?
Reinforcing Our Seams
Every added stitch of obedience makes us stronger in a world that seems to be unraveling.
Cultivating Sensitivity to Others
The Lord loves us all because we are all His children. When we see others in this light, we can’t help but love and try to understand them too.
Reaching Out to Belong
Feeling lonely? Here are some tips to help you become more connected to the Saints in your ward.
Lessons from the Book of Mormon
Experiencing a Change of Heart
How do we know when we’ve experienced a mighty change of heart?
Fruits of the Book of Mormon
A testimony of the Book of Mormon yields the fruits of kindness, tolerance, and good works.
Latter-day Saint Voices
Stories of comfort and blessings through the Lord’s Spirit and the Book of Mormon.
Teaching children, using scripture study aids, getting along with roommates, and keeping in touch.
News of the Church
Look for articles on:
The counselors in the new First Presidency.
Using the Internet to share the gospel.
Healing for spouses in cases of addiction.