“Contents,” Ensign, June 2012, 1–3 Contents June 2012 Volume 42 • Number 6 Messages First Presidency Message 4 Called of God and Sustained by the People President Henry B. Eyring Visiting Teaching Message 7 Visiting Teaching—a Sacred Assignment Features 10 Counseling Together in Marriage Randy Keyes How can principles of priesthood councils help you in your marriage? 14 Inspired in the Temple Nancy del Plain Why was the Spirit prompting me to renew my teaching certificate? 16 Acting on Promptings Do you recognize the Spirit’s influence in your life? 20 The Honor and Order of the Priesthood President Boyd K. Packer The President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles bears witness of the priesthood and the apostleship. 26 Power in the Priesthood Restored Joshua J. Perkey Great blessings come through the privilege of holding and exercising the priesthood. 31 A Friend in the Bishop Bonnie Sprinkel Bell Nielson The bishop befriended my three-year-old. 32 Gathering in a Unity of the Faith Stephanie J. Burns Young adult centers have become places of gathering—to socialize and to learn and share the gospel. 36 Obtaining the Spirit through Counseling Together R. Val Johnson Five principles for inviting the Spirit into your councils. 40 Quilted Expressions of Human Ties Just as the pieces of a quilt are designed to work together, let us work together to create harmony in our families, friendships, and communities. 46 Capturing the Vision of Scouting David L. Beck Our efforts as Young Men advisers and Scout leaders will have eternal consequences. 52 Questions and Answers How can I break the cycle of a dysfunctional family and establish righteous traditions in my own home? 55 Conversion Was the Key Beverly Fitzgerald How I broke the cycle of inactivity I had known since my youth. 58 Learning to Cope with Infertility Carolynn R. Spencer How personal revelation, scriptural insights, and the prophetic word sustained us. 64 Finding Peace through Forgiveness Name withheld I wrestled with rage after someone had deeply hurt me. How could I find peace? Departments What We Believe 8 Fasting Strengthens Us Spiritually and Temporally Fasting is good for both the body and the soul. Serving in the Church 45 The Potential of Youth-Led Service Norman C. Hill These African youth are making a difference now. 67 Family Home Evening Ideas 68 Latter-day Saint Voices 72 Small and Simple Things 74 News of the Church 79 In Other Church Magazines Until We Meet Again 80 A Voice of Thunder, A Voice of Silence Kristin Boyce Just as a missionary in Chile became more attuned to minor earthquakes, we can become more attuned to spiritual promptings. On the Cover Front: Photo illustration by Craig Dimond. Back: Restoration of the Melchizedek Priesthood, by Walter Rane, © IRI.