“Contents,” New Era, Nov. 2001 New Era November 2001 Volume 31, Number 11 Contents The Message: How Can I Become the Woman of Whom I Dream?President Gordon B. HinckleyLove life and look for its opportunities, and forever and always be loyal to the Church. Be Not AfraidPresident Gordon B. HinckleyThe prophet gives calming counsel for troubled times. Return with HonorElder Robert D. HalesI can picture our Father in Heaven putting His arms around us as we left His presence and whispering, “Return with honor.” Stop!Greg BurgoyneIn that split second, I knew that the Lord was watching over me. Q&A: Questions And AnswersHow can I keep my thoughts centered on Christ during my daily activities? New Era Poster: Say It Taking the Words Out of My MouthName WithheldSwearing seemed like such a small thing, but why was it so hard to change? I Feel Sorry for HimElder John H. GrobergHe was rich. He had a yacht. He had everything except happiness. Standing Alone TogetherLaury LivseyLiving the gospel in Amsterdam offers teens chances to turn to each other for strength to choose the right. Finding My FatherElder John A. HarrisAs I struggled to learn about the life of my earthly father, I made a much greater discovery—that my Heavenly Father lives and loves me. Breaking UpTracy WrightI couldn’t imagine loving anyone else. If only he would join the Church, it would solve everything. The Extra Smile Of All Things What’s Best for My Baby?Name WithheldAs hard as it was for me, I knew if I chose adoption, my baby could be sealed to a worthy father and mother in an eternal family. Lead Me, Guide MeMargaret D. NadauldThe Lord loves you more than you will ever know. He wants you to be successful in your life’s mission! Resource Guides We’ve Got Mail Poem: SomedayDiane Buis Stephenson Photo of the MonthLane V. Erickson Cover: A great friendship between Serena Oddens and Stephanie Post helps each girl stay strong in Amsterdam. See “Standing Alone Together,” on p. 26. Cover photography: Laury Livsey (front). © 1996 PhotoDisc (back).