Sara Israelsen-Hartley
Sara Israelsen-Hartley is a project reporter for the Deseret News where she covers societal and public health issues and their effects on the family. She’s written on same-sex marriage, divorce reform, abortion, pornography, etc. During more than eight years with the Deseret News, she’s also covered education, city government, faith in the public square, as well as crime and the judicial system. In 2011, she was honored as the Best Newspaper Reporter by Utah’s Society of Professional Journalists. Originally from Columbia, Missouri, she lives in Bountiful with her husband, Jon, and their two rambunctious sons.

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Friday morning at 11 a.m., a group of concerned citizens, with the support of numerous anti-pornography organizations, will rally at The Square at 2600 South and 525 West in Bountiful to encourage scandalous-fr...
Despite high levels of fatherlessness in America, more and more men want to be there for their kids, both physically and emotionally. Yet many dads still struggle to know what it means to be a good father, and ...
Pornography is increasingly prevalent, but with education, proactive steps and a willingness to engage in ongoing conversations, parents can teach their children about healthy sexuality and how to respond when ...
A growing number of Millennials are indicating they don't plan to be parents, due to the major stresses they see facing parents who are trying to juggle career demands with being devoted parents.
We like to think of ourselves as rational, honest, good people. Yet Dan Ariely's research of irrational behavior often proves otherwise. He talked with the Deseret News about his newest book and how irrationali...
A growing number of teens are struggling because of increasing appetites for pornography — which was often first found during an innocent Web search at home. Experts say the age of first exposure is conti...
BYU's Alan Hawkins believes states can help strengthen relationships and marriages by channeling federal funds already earmarked for assisting needy families toward a cohesive spectrum of educational services.
Thanks to online BYU-I courses, access to LDS-owned buildings across the globe and hundreds of volunteer senior missionaries, students around the world can get an education for a fraction of the cost and withou...
The U.S. has laws to ban obscenity, yet those laws aren't being used, nor are they understood like they should be, say anti-porn activists and scholars. Other legal experts argue the laws are a bit outdated to ...
While society has kept the two behaviors separate, there's really no difference between pornography and prostitution, feminist scholars and anti-porn advocates argue.