Marriage & Parenting
I thought I’d take this opportunity to share three fantastic books that are well worth the read.
Women are not as good with financial matters as men. It's a stubborn stereotype, and if there is any truth to that statement, it may be because it has been made into a self-fulfilling prophecy by... Read more »
Becoming a widow is not an easy thing to handle, but people can survive the tragedy. Here is how widows can cope with the problems they now face. Read more »
Many women look for their own Prince Charming when they get married. But did you know this is actually doing your marriage more harm than good? Find out why. Read more »
On a recent trip to Lake Powell, I was given the rare chance to go water skiing. As I skied, I was filled with memories of the many times I had done this before, and the many times I had watched my... Read more »
Here we go again. Yet another report has been circulating recently that claims it costs a quarter of a million dollars to raise a child to age 18. And this, the report ominously warns, does not... Read more »
No one has taught me more about optimism in the face of adversity than my mother. Read more »
A debate over whether children would be harmed or helped by legalizing gay marriage was the main focus when a federal appeals court in San Francisco waded again into the issue of the... Read more »
There's good advice and not-so-good advice when it comes to marriage. Here are 6 ideas you can ignore as you work to strengthen your marriage and find happiness with your spouse. Read more »
Why, oh, why does everything always have to come down to comparisons between working and stay-at-home moms? Read more »
A new report by Covenant Eyes says that nine out of 10 boys and six out of 10 girls were exposed to pornography before the age of 18. Even the unintentional exposure is shocking: 28 percent of 16-... Read more »
My kids are young and I think, at least for for now, that the lessons they would learn from getting an allowance or being paid to do household chores are more damaging than the potential gains in... Read more »
My mother dreamed of having a large family. More than anything else, Dad wanted a place where his family could gather. While they didn't precisely fulfill them, their lives were still enriched by... Read more »
Giving birth can happen anywhere at any time. Read more »
Our oldest turned 14, had been asking for a mobile phone, and following a fair amount of discussion and postponing the inevitable, we graciously relented. Here is the contract we asked him to sign... Read more »
Having a good marriage requires a lot of hard work--but having a bad marriage is easy. You just have to do these four simple things. Read more »
I thought, “If when we're young, we could only envision our posterity and the exponentiality of it and the love we will feel for our family, perspective would make us not care if our hair... Read more »
Some days are long and stressful, and we have to work frantically just to keep up, but during those times, we can remember that our work, whether appreciated or not, is sustaining the lives of our... Read more »
The averages show that the longer couples co-habitate before marriage the shorter their marriage will be. Statistics also reveal that the more sexual partners a person has before marriage, the... Read more »
Introverted moms struggle finding quiet time. But this essay talks about how one mom was able to find joy in her very noisy household. Read more »
As the first man your daughter ever loved, you have a responsibility to model the type of man you want her to love in the future. Read more »
New research finds that teens whose school days begin later than the national norm of approximately eight o’clock achieve at higher levels than teens who start school earlier. The researchers... Read more »
Some say there aren't enough good parents in the movies. False. Plenty of good parents have graced the silver screen while teaching invaluable lessons. Read more »
In Chapter 10 we will look at some of the things that the larger institutions of our society could do (or stop doing) to better support the smallest institution of the family. Read more »
Preteens who turned off the TV and stepped away from other screens for a few days were much better at reading other people's emotions, according to a new study. They also managed to have fun, the... Read more »
The clear connection between the decline of families and the world’s social problems cannot be ignored. The trick is figuring out which is the cause and which is the effect. Read more »
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Less than 2 percent of Utah teens in the state foster care system are able to obtain driver's licenses. Foster teens and the Division of Child and Family Services are asking lawmakers to consider a... Read more »
Children who feel like they're not the favorite sibling are more likely to abuse substances if they grow up in families low on warmth and interaction, according to a new study from Brigham Young... Read more »
Chris and Sally Mart have adopted 17 children over the years, and most require constant attention Read more »
I had finally figured out how to work the "boo" system until my husband intervened. Read more »
Every parent knows that sometimes, especially in those early years, you are battling extreme conditions. For all you parents still in the throes of survival mode, here are nine tips for survival... Read more »
The Wheatley Institute of Brigham Young University is sponsoring a conference today, titled "Family is Crucial: Views from Law and Social Science." Read more »
Recent research studies and experts suggest that teaching your child two languages will enhances his or her brain development. Read more »
With hundreds of thousands of books published every year, it’s clearly impossible to read them all (especially for a busy mother). Read more »
Mommy friends are about the hottest commodity a stay-at-home mom can have, so it’s no wonder we’re always on the lookout for solid fellow mothers to add to our Rolodex of go-to... Read more »
Parenting teenagers can be tricky, but Brad Wilcox and Jerrick Robbins offer some valuable insights to help reduce the pitfalls of parent-teen relationships and other situations. Read more »
Through the years, we have thought a great deal about joy. One of the things we have concluded is that the greatest joys of all come in and through and because of families. Read more »
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