Linda & Richard Eyre
Richard and Linda Eyre are New York Times No. 1 best-selling authors who lecture throughout the world on family-related topics. Visit them anytime at www.EyresFreeBooks.com or at www.valuesparenting.com. Their latest Deseret Book e-book is “On the Homefront,” which contains 100 of their favorite columns with photos and videos.

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We love Utah. We love the mountains and the desert. We love the people. We even love the interesting and unique culture. But on some levels, a kind of divided, two-sided, competition-mixed-with-animosity divisi...
Most Americans react negatively to the idea of an arranged marriage. The thought creates a mental picture of a young couple forced to wed by controlling families. But much of the world sees it differently.
The Oxford Dictionary chooses a “word of the year” each year— This is the word that, by its common and popular use, best defines where our culture is going. The word of the year for 2013 was &...
We’ve always liked the word “synergy.” It is a dynamic word, sounding a little like energy, and it has an almost magical meaning. We hear the term used most often in business, but its most art...
One kind of “instant gratification” that we worry about has to do not with money or things but with sex. Apart from questions of morality or amorality, what is lost or missing in instant sexual grat...
Why are fewer people getting married and having children today? And why do those that have children have fewer of them? We believe that one reason is the barrage of family-undermining, doomsday statistics tha...
Pope Francis made some news last week when he suggested that choosing pets over kids could be a problem. He suggested that our culture had convinced some people they were better off shunning procreation and get...
How often do parents feel at their wits' end and wonder how they are going to cope with the confusion, contention, competition and conundrums that are part of the parenting process?
An interesting book by Alan Weisman, titled “The World Without Us,” theorizes on what Earth would be like without humans. An equally interesting question is “What would the world be like witho...
A lesson that too many coaches and too many parents never learn is that criticism and demands do not motivate; encouragement and praise do.