“Contents,” New Era, Mar. 2014, inside front cover–1 New Era Contents In Every Issue 2 The Message Healing the Tragic Scars of Abuse You may be left scarred by abuse, but those scars need not be permanent. Elder Richard G. Scott 19 Mormonad You Can Be a Giant Help 28 For the Strength of Youth Pure Hearts and Clean Bodies As you prepare yourself and purify your heart, the Lord can make and help keep you clean. Sister Neill F. Marriott 39 To the Point How we can be perfect; answering a friend who says there’s a scientific explanation for everything. 40 Come, Follow Me Strengthened through the Atonement of Jesus Christ* We grow as we face and survive trials. Trust the Atonement of Jesus Christ. 41 The Extra Smile 42 Questions & Answers “I sometimes feel like I’m alone in the world and nobody understands what I’m going through. What do I do?” 44 What’s Up? General women’s meeting; friends you can count on; nunchakus and manicures; and more. 46 Instant Messages Talking to the boy on the bus; five simple words; teaching with the New Era; from fear to faith. 48 From Church Leaders How to Choose Good Friends Associate with those who are planning for those things that matter most. President Thomas S. Monson 49 Conference Poster No One Is a Stranger* Bishop Gérald Caussé Features 6 Grace and the Atonement of Jesus Christ* How can we access the enabling power of the grace of Jesus Christ? 9 Talking to One Another Like Sisters* One change in our Young Women classroom made a huge difference. 10 Reaching for the Light* See what a sunflower seed can teach us about repentance and testimony. 12 FHE Object Lesson Sodas, Slushies, and Spiritual Consequences You can show how the devil tries to freeze your spiritual progress. 14 Virtual Pen Pals Read a true story of sharing the gospel via Facebook. 16 Is It OK to … ? Can I … ? See how to apply the standards in For the Strength of Youth to your particular situation. 20 Sharing the Gospel Naturally Get some ideas on how to share the gospel in the course of your normal, day-to-day life. 22 Don’t Miss the Phone Call In every general conference, there’s a message just for you. Will you get it? 24 Simple Answers, Great Rewards Find out why the simple “Sunday School answers” often are the best answers. 26 Lost in the Canyon The sun was going down, and some snowboarders needed to find their way back to the car. 30 Repentance Is Real* There is a way back to peace and happiness. 32 Stay Watchful See how a young man’s media habits led to a pornography habit—and how he made his way back. 33 From the Mission Field The Lesson that Stuck It could happen to any of us. Is a “frying pan” keeping you from spiritual growth? 34 What Are We Doing at Mutual? See how you can put together meaningful and fun activities. 38 Line upon Line John 17:3 Learn more about what it means to know the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.