“Contents,” New Era, Mar. 2014, inside front cover–1 New Era ContentsIn Every Issue2The MessageHealing the Tragic Scars of AbuseYou may be left scarred by abuse, but those scars need not be permanent.Elder Richard G. Scott19MormonadYou Can Be a Giant Help28For the Strength of YouthPure Hearts and Clean BodiesAs you prepare yourself and purify your heart, the Lord can make and help keep you clean.Sister Neill F. Marriott39To the PointHow we can be perfect; answering a friend who says there’s a scientific explanation for everything.40Come, Follow MeStrengthened through the Atonement of Jesus Christ* We grow as we face and survive trials. Trust the Atonement of Jesus Christ.41The Extra Smile42Questions & Answers“I sometimes feel like I’m alone in the world and nobody understands what I’m going through. What do I do?”44What’s Up?General women’s meeting; friends you can count on; nunchakus and manicures; and more.46Instant MessagesTalking to the boy on the bus; five simple words; teaching with the New Era; from fear to faith.48From Church LeadersHow to Choose Good FriendsAssociate with those who are planning for those things that matter most.President Thomas S. Monson49Conference PosterNo One Is a Stranger* Bishop Gérald CausséFeatures6Grace and the Atonement of Jesus Christ* How can we access the enabling power of the grace of Jesus Christ?9Talking to One Another Like Sisters* One change in our Young Women classroom made a huge difference.10Reaching for the Light* See what a sunflower seed can teach us about repentance and testimony.12FHE Object LessonSodas, Slushies, and Spiritual ConsequencesYou can show how the devil tries to freeze your spiritual progress.14Virtual Pen PalsRead a true story of sharing the gospel via Facebook.16Is It OK to … ? Can I … ?See how to apply the standards in For the Strength of Youth to your particular situation.20Sharing the Gospel NaturallyGet some ideas on how to share the gospel in the course of your normal, day-to-day life.22Don’t Miss the Phone CallIn every general conference, there’s a message just for you. Will you get it?24Simple Answers, Great RewardsFind out why the simple “Sunday School answers” often are the best answers.26Lost in the CanyonThe sun was going down, and some snowboarders needed to find their way back to the car.30Repentance Is Real* There is a way back to peace and happiness.32Stay WatchfulSee how a young man’s media habits led to a pornography habit—and how he made his way back.33From the Mission FieldThe Lesson that StuckIt could happen to any of us. Is a “frying pan” keeping you from spiritual growth?34What Are We Doing at Mutual?See how you can put together meaningful and fun activities.38Line upon LineJohn 17:3Learn more about what it means to know the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.