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  • Affair Proofing Your Marriage, Part II

    Affair Proofing Your Marriage, Part II

    In part I of “Affair Proofing Your Marriage” we discussed: being introspective, and developing greater self-awareness; avoiding selfishness; communicating openly in marriage about anything; acknowledging and discussing attractions to others with your spouse; and avoiding secrecy. In this segment we will continue our discussion of

    on Jul 28, 2009 • with 1 Comment

  • Celebrating 18 Years!

    Celebrating 18 Years!

    Today Kevin and Laura celebrate 18 years of marriage, and look forward to the rest of forever…! Some of the Best Things about Marriage Having a best friend Learning how to think about and care for someone other than yourself Having adorable children (my daughter

    on Jul 19, 2009 • with 4 Comments

  • Famous Family Nights — New Book-Contribution

    Famous Family Nights — New Book-Contribution

    Some time ago the author of the upcoming book Famous Family Nights asked me to write a little bit about Family Home Evenings (FHE) in our home to be featured in a book with other “famous” LDS personalities. (I think she’s stretching the “famous” thing

    on Jul 16, 2009 • with No Comments

  • Affair Proofing Your Marriage, Part I

    Affair Proofing Your Marriage, Part I

    News of marital infidelity among politicians, celebrities or anyone, for that matter, is heartrending. Hearts are broken, and lives and careers are destroyed. Everyone involved ultimately suffers. It’s not just the news that attests to the need for some discussion of this subject. It’s also

    on Jul 7, 2009 • with 14 Comments

  • Love Letters

    Love Letters

    How long has it been since you wrote your sweetheart a love letter? With recent news of Governor Mark Sanford’s “extramarital emails” I couldn’t help but wonder how his life would be different if he had invested the same time and energy into writing love

    on Jul 2, 2009 • with 3 Comments

  • Open Forum 2 Discussions

    Open Forum 2 Discussions

    Welcome to our “Open Forum 2” discussion page! This has been the place (up until April 3, 2011) to post your questions and comments, and have an open dialogue about subjects related to marriage, sex, intimacy and parenting. To create new discussion posts please visit

    on Jun 30, 2009 • with 146 Comments

  • National Magazine Profile — “How I Took the Taboo Out of Sex”

    National Magazine Profile — “How I Took the Taboo Out of Sex”

    A few months ago I received a press request by a writer for the women’s magazine First to do an interview with someone who had overcome an intimacy challenge. They wanted the story for their “Private Confidence” column. I recommended the couple who had joined

    on Jun 18, 2009 • with 1 Comment

  • Myths about Marriage—Take the Marriage Myths Quiz

    Myths about Marriage—Take the Marriage Myths Quiz

    Myths about marriage often get perpetuated leading many to make unwise decisions based on faulty information. In reviewing the latest research on marriage, I was a bit surprised by some of the findings myself. See for yourself how “with it” you are in knowing the

    on May 31, 2009 • with 3 Comments

  • Still Standing Strong for Marriage

    Still Standing Strong for Marriage

    Carrie Prejean, Miss California USA, gave an honest answer to a politically charged pageant question more than three weeks ago, and has been viciously attacked ever since. I’ve been appalled and disgusted by all who have sought to ruin the life and reputation of one

    on May 13, 2009 • with 1 Comment

  • Taking the Heat for Marriage

    Taking the Heat for Marriage

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Equality means that any man and woman who wants to marry can do so. Any other combinations are going to have to find something else to call it, since “marriage” is already taken. Marriage was defined and created by God. It’s not up for

    on Apr 21, 2009 • with 10 Comments

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