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Marriage Contributors

Abigail B. Calkin

Abigail B.'s Topics:  Young Adult, Books...
Abigail B.'s Latest Books:
The Soul of My SoldierThe Carolyne Letters

Amanda

Amanda's Topics:  Fatherhood, Best Practices...

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

Annmarie's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh is a mother, teacher, and dog lover...

Annmarie's Latest Books:
Here Be Dragons

Ashley Nance

Ashley's Topics:  Parenting, Communication...
I am a happily married mother of three, a grateful member of a large extended family, a devoted Christian, and a positive and active citizen of the United States of America. I love to travel, and have been to nine countries, but these days I love to teach and learn from...

Ben Bernstein

Ben's Topics:  Parenting, Self-Help Books...
Ben Bernstein, Ph.D., author of Test Success, is an award-winning educator and clinical psychologist.

Carson Boss

Carson's Topics:  Parenting, Love...
I love God. I love my family. I love my Country. I love food. I love to travel. When you meet other people from around the world you realize we are all doing the best we can and why not be outgoing enough to reach out to a stranger and make a new friend. I hope my kids ...

Chris Hicks

Chris's Topics:  Parenting, Entertainment & Media...
Chris Hicks has been writing about movies for the Deseret News in Salt Lake City for more than thirty years, and during that time also spent thirteen years reviewing films for KSL TV and radio. Now retired, he continues to write a weekly entertainment column and home-vi...

Christy Monson

Christy's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Hi! I am a retired marriage and family therapist. My husband and I have raised six children.

Cynthia MacGregor

Cynthia's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Cynthia MacGregor describes herself as "arguably the happiest woman in the world" and says "There's no one in the world I'd want to change lives with!"

Diane

Diane's Topics:  Parenting, Divorce...
Professionally, I am a certified family law mediator and divorce coach, and a former medical malpractice trial attorney. My personal life titles include wife, stepmom, girl scout troop leader, daughter and daughter in-law, and volunteer. I sit on the Board of Director...

Emily Morrocco

Emily's Topics:  Parenting, Love...

Emily Harris Adams

Emily's Topics:  Parenting, Books...
Emily Harris Adams is a writer, poet, and long-expecting mother.

Heidi

Heidi's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...
I received my degrees in communication from BYU (BA) and Wake Forest University (MA). One of my passions is learning about marriage and family relationships and using what I learn in my own home. I love being a mom to my three kids, exploring new cultures, reading a goo...

Janna Vought

Janna's Topics:  Parenting, Love...
I graduated summa cum laude from American Public University in May of 2011 with a Bachelor's in English, where I was a member of several honor societies including Golden Key and Delta Epsilon Tau. Subsequently, I graduated in December 2012 from Lindenwood University wit...

Jim Osterhaus

Jim's Topics:  Communication, Divorce...
Hi there, I'm Jim.

Karen Hamlin

Karen's Topics:  Parenting, Education...
Karen Hamlin is a seasoned travel writer and first prize winner of the 2003 and 2004 North American Travel Journalists Association competition. In the past decade, her travels have taken her through sixty countries and five continents. Published in magazines, newspapers...
Karen's Latest Books:
Your Immigrant Neighbor

Katie

Katie's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Hey there! I'm a student, a worker-bee, and a reading junkie. I'm also super excited for my first ever chance at someone besides my mom reading my work :)

Kelly

Kelly's Topics:  Music & Art, Family Fun...
I love to curl up with a good book!

Lara Updike

Lara's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...

Magnolia

Magnolia's Topics:  Music & Art, Family Fun...
I'm a gardening, baking, literature, film, and music fanatic in the mountains of Western NC! Cheers!

Mary Potter Kenyon

Mary's Topics:  Time Together, Love...
Mary Potter Kenyon graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in psychology and is a reporter for the Manchester Press newspaper. She is widely published in magazines,...

Melissa Bradford

Melissa's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...
Melissa Dalton-Bradford is a writer, independent scholar, world citizen, and mother. She holds a BA in German and an MA in Comparative Literature, both from Brigham Young University. She speaks, reads and writes fluent German, French, and Norwegian, is conversant in Man...

Michelle H. Packard

Michelle's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Michelle Packard is a mother to her four very human and totally fabulous kids. Her oldest, Ella is always in charge and leads the pack with creativity and curiosity, Daniel follows with loyalty and loves tenderly, Julia is a doll and always buzzing over something beauti...
Michelle's Latest Articles:
DIY: Valentine bouquetsThe perfect criticism
Michelle's Latest Books:
Family Ever AfterFamily Ever After

Richard and Linda Eyre

Richard and Linda's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Richard and Linda Eyre are among the most popular speakers in the world on parenting and families. Their clients and audiences range from The Young President's Organization (YPO) and major corporations and associations to a wide array of school, civic, church and commun...
Richard and Linda's Latest Articles:
Thanksgiving Traditions
Richard and Linda's Latest Books:
Being a Proactive GrandfatherTennis and Life

Rosalinda Oropeza Randall

Rosalinda's Topics:  Parenting, Books...
Rosalinda Oropeza Randall, born in Los Angeles, California, is a modern-day expert on tact and civility. She naturally eased into the field of etiquette due to her upbringing. Not a "finger bowl" lifestyle, but one filled with courtesy, tact, humility, and a healthy spl...

Sara Yogev

Sara's Topics:  Time Together, Communication...
Sara Yogev, PH.D., is a psychologist providing individual and couples psychotherapy. For the past three decades, she has also conducted workshops, written, lectured, and been interviewed professionally about a wide range of work-family topics. A former Northwestern Univ...

Stanley Hall PhD

Stanley's Topics:  Family Fun, Books...
Stanley Hall, PhD, LMFT is currently an Assistant Professor of Marriage & Family Therapy at Pfeiffer University’s Graduate School located in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is both an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). Dr. Hall...

Steffani Raff

Steffani's Topics:  Young Fiction, Young Adult...
Steffani Raff is a master of metaphor. She draws on her many years of experience as a professional storyteller to give strength and flexibility to her writing. You’ll find her writing captures the voice, humor and pacing of listening to a story in live performance and b...

Tammy

Tammy's Topics:  Parenting, Health and Wellness...

Teresa Clark

Teresa's Topics:  Love, Books...
About me: A national award-winning storyteller who is passionate about using story as a vehicle to turn and heal hearts, Teresa Clark has spent over twenty years practicing her craft with at-risk youth, women, the aged, and families. Teresa has passionately advocated fo...

Tim J. Myers

Tim J.'s Topics:  Young Fiction, Parenting...
Hi! This is Tim J. Myers. Welcome!

Tudie Rose

Tudie's Topics:  Parenting, Inspirational...
I'm a rebel LDS granny, and retired (for now) legal secretary. As a child, I was told "writing is not a dignified enough profession for a lady," so I became a legal secretary. Obviously, times have changed, and I'm now pursuing a life-long dream of writing. Tudie R...

Victoria

Victoria's Topics:  Parenting, Food & Cooking...
I am from San Diego, California and the oldest of four children. The ocean is my home. I am studying English and Editing at BYU and graduating in April, yippee! I love to travel with, eat sushi with, and watch movies with my husband. I love all things books. I am an asp...
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