Family Life Conference

Welcome to the 2023 Family Life Conference

Friday, October 13th, 2023, 8-5pm; Riverton, Utah

Have you noticed the growing political pressure surrounding the family in recent times? Do you feel like the value of marriage between a man and a woman is being dismissed by those around you? Finding avenues to express your beliefs about the family can be challenging, especially in an increasingly polarized world, even when research supports your views. But remember, you're not alone.

There are still many like-minded individuals who share your concerns and convictions. We are here, ready to have meaningful conversations and take action. Here you will find the supportive community you've been seeking.

At our conference, we bring together researchers, professionals, and practitioners who share your beliefs and are dedicated to promoting strong, healthy, resilient families. This is an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who understand the importance of defending the family and are actively working towards that goal.

At the Family Life Conference, We Will...

Build a Sense of Unity in Defending the Family
Engage in discussions and workshops that empower you to stand up for your beliefs and create a united front supporting strong families.
Connect with Other Professionals Who Share Your Values
Network with individuals passionate about the well-being of families, fostering a community of support and collaboration.
Discover new research findings that support our beliefs
Stay up-to-date with the latest research and evidence that reinforces the importance of traditional family values.
Learn and laugh together
Enjoy engaging presentations, thought-provoking discussions, and moments of laughter as we navigate the challenges and joys of family life.

The Family: Our Eternal Destiny

We are so excited about our theme for this year's conference, and its focus on strengthening and sustaining close family relationships throughout the life course.

A prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ (Joseph Fielding Smith) said, “The family is the most important organization in time or in eternity. Our purpose in life is to create for ourselves eternal family units.”

Most people want to have healthy lasting family relationships but some may lose sight of that goal for a variety of reasons - residual family of origin trauma, current family challenges, dysfunctional portrayals of family in media, or other personal trials. The Foundation of Family Life of Utah values family relationships and focuses on strategies that strengthen family ties through various settings (academic, professional, clinical, etc.). Implementing mental, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and physical strategies can nourish our families throughout a lifetime.

We believe the family is resilient. With the correct tools, families can thrive despite their challenges. Marital relationships have crucial impacts on families and need to be understood, cherished, and nurtured, even through dissolution, when necessary. Through this conference we seek to better understand and provide strategies to enable lasting relationships - the ultimate and eternal destiny for each family.

Additionally, as proponents of the family, we aim to help individuals support and uphold healthy families in their communities (including families of different shapes and sizes). Our desire is to empower families to become active citizens involved with their communities and legislatures. We encourage individuals to promote the power of families and be a force for good in their area.

“Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.” —Anthony Brandt

 Join us at the Family Life Conference!