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Movie Review Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Movie Review: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is all about...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUn05hdkhjM Movie Review: "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" (PG-13) Leave it to Troma veteran and "Slither" director James Gunn to take a lower-tier Marvel sci-fi/superhero...
A straight Mormon talks about LGBTQ families and marriage equality

A straight Mormon talks about LGBTQ families and marriage equality

Editor's note: a previous version of this piece listed the title of Melissa Leilani Larsen's play "Pilot Program" as "Pilot Project." If you’ve known me...
families are forever

Why it’s harmful to say that families are forever

How long can one be in Utah without hearing the phrase, “families are forever”? Not long, I’d wager. However, behaving as if families are...

Movie Review: “Zootopia” is a solid blend of heady themes and...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWM0ct-OLsM MOVIE REVIEW: "ZOOTOPIA" (PG) With "Zootopia," Walt Disney Pictures has created an animated feature with surprisingly heady themes. Animals make for great allegory (read "Animal...
bored couple at the restaurant

Are you a ‘bored couple at the restaurant’?

There may be no greater argument against lifelong monogamy than the bored couple at the restaurant. "Oh, please don't let us end up like...
Christmas conflict resolution

Christmas conflict resolution in five steps

Christmas is supposed to be a joyous time with family and friends, but far too often they’re loaded with tension and arguing. Old resentments...
Family Traditions

The importance of family traditions

If you are like most parents I know, you are beginning realize that not only is December upon us, but the time is slipping...
gratitude cures entitlement

Gratitude cures entitlement

One of my clients exclaimed: "No matter how much I do for my children, no matter how much I give, they always want more....
Peanuts Movie

Movie Review: ‘The Peanuts Movie’ retains comic strip’s gentle spirit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pCoVQDD-OY MOVIE REVIEW: "THE PEANUTS MOVIE" (G) By way of a healthy dose of nostalgia and a dash of innocence, The Peanuts make the jump to the...
LDS Church policy change pro-children

Why the LDS Church’s new policy change is pro-children

I’ve heard and read a great many things these last few days about the new policy change concerning children of same sex marriages and...