unhealthy relationships

Utah Marriage Commission blog post

I am on the board of the Utah Marriage Commission. It’s a privilege to work with academics, agency directors, educators, policymakers, and others who promote successful marriages. It’s under the director and appointment of Governor Gary Herbert. These are people who volunteer their time, talents, and energy to helping people like you and me have happy loving relationship with others. What better mission could I ask for?

I was asked to write an article for their blog and I’ll share a link to the results. Although it’s not about parenting, the purpose of my website, marriage is usually what brings about children (funny, that!). Children deserve two happily married people to raise them in a loving home. Even when their is one parent raising a child, that adult needs to foster healthy adult relationships with their intimate others.



Why We Love People Who Hurt Us

If you are in an unhealthy relationship (manipulator, narcissist, co-dependent, etc.) this is a good radio program.


What do you do with a child who is acting out in anger? Here is the BYU radio program on how to parent an explosive child. I come on after the first guest who talks about difficult relationships in general, or in marriage, but I take the parenting angle, as always. I am a guest expert after the 1 hr. 15 min. mark.