“Contents,” Ensign, August 2015, 1–3 Contents August 2015 Volume 45 • Number 8 Messages First Presidency Message 4 Stand as a Light President Thomas S. Monson Visiting Teaching Message 7 Divine Attributes of Jesus Christ: Meek and Humble Young Adult Features 18 Patience: More Than Waiting Hillary Olsen Patience means actively doing “all things that lie in our power” (D&C 123:17). 22 Mission or Money? Gelzcke Felix Nogueira Would serving a mission be worth the financial sacrifice? 24 Catching the Vision: All Missions Bring Souls to Christ Destiny Yarbro Learn how young adult Church-service missionaries are helping to build the kingdom of God. 28 Going to Dad’s Rescue Chantal Martin Owens Words from President Henry B. Eyring’s talk “Man Down!” completely altered my view of my father. 32 My Iron Rod Katie Maudsley Studying the Book of Mormon saved me from doubts and darkness. Features 34 Disciples and the Defense of Marriage Elder Russell M. Nelson We must defend traditional marriage and proclaim the will of God. 40 We Found True Freedom in Obedience Cindy Lambourne Devoted to an indulgent lifestyle, my husband and I proclaimed we’d always be free—but we didn’t find true freedom until we embraced the gospel. 42 Lighting Our Children’s Path with Gospel Standards Jan Pinborough Here are six ideas for helping children experience the safety and direction that gospel standards provide. 48 Teaching Gospel Standards: One Family’s Experience Jocelyn Christensen Learn how one family applied gospel standards related to language, music, modesty, and loving others. 50 The Proclamation on the Family: Transcending the Cultural Confusion Elder Bruce C. Hafen Marriage and parenthood are crucial threads in the design of our social tapestry. 56 The Example of a Faithful Father Judson H. Flower Jr. My father could have lost faith when his choice to keep the Sabbath led to financial ruin. 58 Latter-day Saint Men and Divorce S. Brent Scharman During and after the tragedy of divorce, it is essential to stay close to your children and to the gospel. 62 Josephine Booth: Sister Missionary to Scotland Matthew S. McBride Called in 1899, she was among the earliest single sister missionaries of the restored Church. 68 Heavenly Father’s Fixed Standards Elder Allan F. Packer Living God’s standards now will prepare us for the Final Judgment. 72 Thrust in Your Sickle A harvesting tool can help us learn how to be effective member missionaries. Departments 3 Family Home Evening Ideas 8 April 2015 Conference Notebook 10 What We Believe: We Believe in Being Humble 12 News of the Church 14 Our Homes, Our Families: A Glorious Reunion Susan L. and C. Terry Warner 16 Serving in the Church: The Power of Home Teaching Jeff B. Marler 17 Reflections: The Window at the Pool Becky Heiner 74 Turning Hearts: Oral Family History Fades in Just Three Generations Paul Nauta 76 Latter-day Saint Voices 80 Until We Meet Again: He Taught Me the Heavenly Order of Eternity Elder Parley P. Pratt On the Cover Front: Photograph by Leslie Nilsson. Inside front cover: Photograph by grapix/iStock/Thinkstock. Inside back cover: Photograph by mycola/iStock/Thinkstock.