“Contents,” Ensign, January 2016, 1–3 Contents January 2016 Volume 46 • Number 1 Messages First Presidency Message 4 Happiness for Those We Love President Henry B. Eyring Visiting Teaching Message 7 The Family: A Proclamation to the World Young Adult Features 18 Revealed Realities of Mortality Elder Paul B. Pieper We must reject Satan’s lies in order to experience the fulness of mortality that leads to eternal happiness. 24 Standing Strong in Their Faith Learn how these young adult Latter-day Saints stayed close to the Lord while serving in the military. 28 By Small and Simple Blogs Mindy Anne Selu Have you ever thought of using a blog as a way to share your testimony? Here are some ideas you might try. Features 32 Knowing the Godhead Elder Jeffrey R. Holland We ought to strive to be one with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, as Jesus prayed we would be. 40 Howard W. Hunter: My Father, the Prophet Richard A. Hunter A son’s perspective of a latter-day prophet. 46 Blessed to be Sammy’s Mother Jeanette Green When my daughter was born with disabilities, I learned to rely on the Lord and to trust in His plan for me. 49 Poem: Motherhood Eliza Terry Roylance Being a mother brings worries—and valuable growth. 50 Windows of Gospel Study Julia Ventura Try these study tips to strengthen your testimony and enrich your Sabbath day. 52 The Converting Power of the Book of Mormon Elder Kevin S. Hamilton There is one key to obtaining a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. 56 Come, Follow Me: Teaching the Basics at Home Alicia Stanton and Natalie Campbell Ideas for learning about the monthly youth topics as a family. 60 A Parable in My Windowsill Name withheld Most of my family fell away from the Church. Would the same thing happen to me? 62 I Thank Thee for This Body Starla Awerkamp Butler Three young adult women learned to rely on the Lord to overcome eating disorders and the world’s idea of perfection. 66 Thankful for Fast Offerings Debra LeBaron de St. Jeor After a serious financial setback, our family’s situation reached a critical point. 68 Supported in Our Trials Denise Neish In my struggle with cancer, I took comfort in knowing that I wouldn’t have to fight it alone. 72 What’s New in the Friend Learn about four exciting changes to the Church’s magazine for children. 74 The Cornerstone A building’s first stone teaches us about the Savior’s role in our lives. Departments 3 Family Home Evening Ideas 8 October 2015 Conference Notebook 10 What We Believe: We Believe in Being Positive 12 Our Homes, Our Families: Our Best Defense against Pornography Kerry Hanson Jensen 14 Reflections: Not the Miracle We Wanted Brittany King 15 Serving in the Church: Pray about It Taryn Taylor 16 News of the Church 76 Latter-day Saint Voices 80 Until We Meet Again: The Parable of the Owl Express Elder James E. Talmage On the Cover Front: Photograph of President Howard W. Hunter with granddaughters Kathleen and Anne. Inside front cover: Photograph by Abrar Mohsin. Inside back cover: Photograph by Robert Casey.