Thursday, July 31, 2008

Keeping Love Alive: What are the keys?

Having been married for over 20 years, students often ask me about marriage, and I hear them talking about love and dating. Sometimes, they wonder why people seem to "fall out of love." I mean, no one begins a marital relationship, let's say, with the expectation that they will have problems with the relationship at some point. Now, I'm not saying that there are all kinds of challenges that we face in marriage: health issues, financial problems, challenges in raising children. I have experienced my own share along the way. However, what do you think are the keys to relationships that work and those that don't? Are there differences from one culture to another? What can people do before they get married to prepare for a long-term commitment?

Please share your ideas on this topic.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Bryce Canyon National Park - The Half Marathon

Please listen to the recording below and share your own thoughts on the topic. Then, take a look at this report of my experiences.


Saturday, July 19, 2008

Cascade Mountain - Provo, Utah

Have you ever done a hike that takes you to high places? Recently, a friend and I climbed to the top of a mountain called Cascade Mountain in Utah, and the hike is difficult because there is no trail. It took us 12 hours to go up and down back to the car, and the hike is hard on your body.

You can read a complete description of my hike, plus watch a video, at:


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

School Uniforms: A good idea?

Many schools around the world require students to wear uniforms; however, there different opinions on the benefits they have for both students, parents, and schools. What do you think? Is it a good idea to require uniforms, or should students and parents be able to decide what children wear? Why or why not? Share your ideas.