“Contents,” New Era, Oct. 2004New EraOctober 2004Volume 34, Number 10ContentsThe Message: Whom Shall I Marry?President Thomas S. MonsonYou have choices to make—choices with eternal consequences. But you are not left unaided in your decisions.Come to the TemplePresident L. Aldin PorterKeeping temple covenants will help us establish a happy home and a continuation of happiness into eternity.Preparing for My EndowmentRachel Barton MorrisThe endowment and my temple marriage will help me progress in ways I couldn’t on my own.When Emma Met JosephRyan CarrA great love story started when these two great people met.New Era Poster: Dream DateLove for EternityJanet ThomasCouples all over the world are making temple marriage a priority.Planning Your Temple WeddingShanna ButlerWhat you should know before that special day.Make Dating Smooth SailingSusan W. TannerFriendship, courtship, relationship—each course you set together within gospel standards helps you succeed.Idea List: Great Group DatesHow to have fun dating in a group.How to Be a First-Rate DateThe little things, like good manners and thoughtfulness, do count.The Eight-Cow RingArianne B. CopeAgggh! I lost my ring. But I found something more precious.What Do Kisses Mean?John BythewayYou should mean what you say but also mean what you do, because expressions of affection send powerful messages.Of All ThingsHelping Your Family Share Your JoyConnie MyersHow to make your wedding day special when your parents can’t attend the temple.Instant MessagesRevising your list; the best dating adviser; a great family tradition.The Extra SmilePoem: The TempleCallie TaggartPhotoLane V. EricksonCover: A temple marriage is a worthy goal of every Church member. See “Love for Eternity,” p. 20. Cover photography: Robert Casey (front) and Christina Smith (back).