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Erin Stewart: Prom dress modesty raises deeper issues

In the controversy over appropriate attire, are we missing the chance to teach about true modesty?

Scholars to discuss vital roles of marriage, family at Home Truths conference

The Wheatley Institution of Brigham Young University will partner with the Institute for Family Studies to host the first Home Truths conference Saturday, Jan. 24, where scholars will discuss the... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Young adults hope to share chores and child-rearing, but it may hinge on workplace policies

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Most young men and women would like to balance work and family responsibility equitably, according to a study in the American Sociological Review. But doing so may require supportive workplace... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Does taking advantage of family leave benefits hurt your reputation at work?

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President Obama advocated for family friendly workplace policies such as parental leave and paid sick leave in his recent State of the Union address. But often, workers who actually take advantage... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Even kids sometimes wonder who their ancestors are — and what do they look like?

A recent trip to the urgent care doctor's office got my daughter thinking about life, death — and family history. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Motherhood Matters: To grouchy moms everywhere

For several years now, I’ve been trying to live under the guise that I’m one of those fantastic moms whose entire life is made up of silver linings. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Cut the cost of child care: Saving tips for parents who use day care

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Many families are shocked when they learn how expensive childcare can be. But knowing a few cost-cutting strategies can help keep down the expense. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Smartphone apps that can help stressed teens

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New tech tools can help teens cope with stress, using what is often a teen’s favorite possession: a smartphone. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: New Year’s resolution No. 3: A yearlong focus on Jesus

A study of Christ can be approached as a resolution of the mind and as an attempt to model our thoughts more closely on the nature and personality of Jesus. This is often useful and appealing even... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Want your child to eat more fruits and veggies? Here's how

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New research finds that waiting until after recess to feed students can increases a their fruit and veggie intake by about 54 percent. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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How to talk to your child about the negative effects of porn

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With pornographic images and videos just a tap away on any smartphone, laptop or tablet these days, experts say it's not just a matter of if kids see porn, but when. How parents address the problem... Read more »

Jan. 17, 2015

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My life is going to be so much bigger than my wedding day

My wedding day was beautiful, but I’m not convinced it was the biggest day of my life. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015

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Erin Stewart: Having 'the talk' with my daughter awkward but worthwhile

I recently took my rightful place in the chain of awkward sex talks that have been passed down from mother to daughter for generations. Read more »

Jan. 9, 2015

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What we've lost and what we've gained by having children

I will never stop believing that, someday, what we’ve gained is going to feel so much bigger than what we gave up. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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Strong-willed children are a blessing, not a curse

When my kids were young, I would sometimes wonder what I had done wrong when child after child was born into our family with a hefty dose of “strong will.” Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

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In the shadow: What life is like having a famous sibling

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What's it like to be the sister of Buster Posey, starting catcher for the San Francisco Giants? Or the brother of Steve Young, Hall of Fame quarterback? Or the sister of James Valentine, lead... Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

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The No. 1 cause of divorce may not be what you think

I’m convinced the No. 1 cause of divorce is not adultery, financial problems or irreconcilable difference. Those are most often symptoms of a deeper problem. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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Motherhood Matters: If Pinterest makes you feel like a failure as a mother

My mother didn't specialize in home decor or gourmet cooking, and she didn't lift weights or run marathons. But she makes me feel like I am the most important, wonderful person ever born. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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The six most important lessons my marriage has taught me

Maybe there are some people out there (real people, not people in books and movies) who have easy marriages full of non-stop romance and deep soulmate connection. But I don't know any of them. Read more »

Feb. 18, 2014

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The 10 marriage commandments: How to make daily choices to love your spouse

Create a lasting and fulfilling marriage by adopting these 10 guiding principles. Read more »

Oct. 24, 2013

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To moms of one or two children, from a mother of five

There are some things I want you to know about me. About children. About this journey through motherhood that we're both on. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2013

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My husband is not my soul mate

There is no biblical basis to indicate that God has one soul mate for you to find and marry. You could have a great marriage with any number of compatible people. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2013

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How I know my wife married the 'wrong' person

Singles today (and most married couples too) are searching for super-spouses that simply don't exist. People expect far too much from their spouse in all the wrong areas. Read more »

June 10, 2013

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