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Tolerance and equality in a progressive liberal world

A recent Gallup social ideology poll reported that for the first time since its polling began in 1999, an equal portion of Americans identify as social liberals as identify as social conservatives. In part, this may be because younger generations are sympathetic to the criticism of the conservative social order from progressive liberal ideology: namely, […]


Making the world safe for diversity

In one of his hallmark addresses, delivered in 1963, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed,  [L]et us not be blind to our differences – but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which those differences can be resolved. And if we cannot end now our differences, at least we […]

A glimpse of the years together

Imagine your spouse 20 years from now. Now, think about how they’ll look in 40 years. How about 60 years? Think about all the experiences you will have over the next decades. The children you might have. The grandchildren. The triumphs. The failures. Good health. Sickness. Stress. Relief. Pain. Joy. One lucky couple got a […]

Utah still opts for marriage

A recent analysis of data from a large study being conducted by economists at Harvard shows that where one lives seems to dramatically impact odds of marrying. For example, a New York Times story explains: “Spending childhood nearly anywhere in blue America — especially liberal bastions like New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and Washington […]


How did we get here?

I had the opportunity last week to participate in a panel discussion at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., on the influence of the ideas and culture of the 1960s on the family policies pursued by the government today. The conference was sponsored by the journal The Family in America. The other panelists were […]

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The ‘Miracle in Philadelphia’ begins

Two hundred twenty-eight years ago today, on May 14, 1787, delegates from the American states first began arriving in Philadelphia for a convention to compose the U.S. Constitution. The Federal Convention convened in the State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia on May 14, 1787, to revise the Articles of Confederation. Because the delegations from only […]

Registration now open for World Congress of Families IX!

This October, an amazing slate of speakers and entertainment — including The Piano Guys and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir — will come together to inform, energize and uplift an international gathering in Salt Lake City. The World Congress of Families (WCF IX) is the world’s premier gathering of family scholars, religious leaders, parliamentarians and advocates […]


Family issues in the 2015 legislative session

Most of the attention paid to the Utah Legislature’s 2015 session focused, understandably, on the nondiscrimination bill endorsed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There were some other important bills relating to family issues in the session as well, though. Senate Bill 297 This essential companion bill to the nondiscrimination legislation (SB296) […]