Listening Is More

Listening is More

“Listening is more than being quiet. Listening is much more than silence. Listening requires undivided attention. The time to listen is when someone needs to be heard. The time to deal with a person with a problem is when he has the problem. The time to listen is the time when our interest and love are vital to the one who seeks our ear, our heart, our help, and our empathy.”

~ Elder Marvin J. Ashton

from Family Communications, Ensign, May 1976, 53


2 thoughts on “Listening Is More

  1. sheraz2011 Post author

    Hi Amanda – these quotes come from my personal reading as I am studying my scriptures, reading books, or studying various topics. There are a variety of resources that I use, most however, come from magazines called The Ensign and The New Era published by my church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints). There are many articles published dealing with how to better understand and live the gospel of Jesus Christ. Since our very choices and lives are lived based on our understanding of gospel principles, the articles cover topics that range from spiritual needs (like understanding scripture), to educational (like emergency preparedness and how we can teach children to recognize the workings of the Holy Ghost in their lives), family relationships (the importance of and how to strengthen them), and many more, including warnings of avoiding and recovering from different types of sin (like pornography, etc.).

    You may read them for free at Click on the tab marked resources, click magazines and manuals. Choose the magazines and it will present you with some choices. Click on any one of those and it will take you to the current issue. The Ensign is written with adults in mind, the New Era is specifically written for teenagers 12-18, and the Friend is for children. All contain similar content, but aimed at the specific audience’s understanding and situations.


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