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The 1st Annual LDS Family Life Conference, sponsored by the Foundation for Family Life of Utah, will feature a variety of presenters and panel discussions on topics in family life. It is being held at the Wasatch Arts Center in Riverton, Utah, on September 29, 2017. Admission to the event is free and open to the public.

The Family Life conference, which includes nearly a dozen speakers and a variety of workshops, is being held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on September 29th. Family professionals, scholars, community leaders, and others who are interested are invited to attend and participate in the conference. A range of family life issues will be discussed by leaders and practitioners from an LDS spiritual foundation.

Keynote presenters at the conference include Scott Gardner, PhD, on the field of family life coaching; Mark Ogletree, PhD, on parenting lessons from the life of David O. McKay; and Adam Hine, former collegiate football player at BYU, on sports, faith, and family life. Other presenters at the conference include Loren Marks, PhD, Brigham Young University; Paul Schvaneveldt, PhD, and Chloe Merrill, PhD, Weber State University; David Schramm, PhD, Utah State University; Stephen Duncan, PhD, Brigham Young University; and other family scholars and practitioners including Wally Goddard, PhD, Sean Brotherson, PhD, Joseph White, PhD, and others. Topics to be addressed include service to families; inspiration and family support; joy in marriage and family life; strengthening family relationships; international service learning; family life education programs; and other issues.

Joseph White, PhD, event coordinator, explains, “The LDS Family Life Conference is designed to help people learn the value of a spiritual perspective in supporting families and managing a variety of challenges in family life. It will help those who attend to deepen their awareness and skills related to working in a variety of contexts to support and strengthen individuals and families.”

Those interested in attending the event can register online or at the door on the day of the event. Lunch is provided and CEUS are available.

Further information can be found at or email in***@ff***.org or call 801-679-3921, or visit the event Facebook page at: