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WETZSTEIN: ‘Smart’ marriage evolves
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This year’s Smart Marriages conference, which officially starts Wednesday in San Francisco, includes sessions on the “next marrying generation,” Ms. Sollee said.
For instance, John Van Epp, author of “How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk (Jerkette),” is scheduled to explore the pros and cons of delaying marriage. Bill Doherty, professor of family studies at the University of Minnesota, will talk about how parents can “intentionally” prepare their children to have good marriages.
Canadian psychologist Sue Johnson will talk about “Hold Me Tight,” her new book on emotional connectedness. “I go to Smart Marriages,” she told me, “because I feel it’s a part of a whole movement that says relationships matter so much, and we cannot afford to lose them to chance anymore.”
Many people I have talked to over the years said that attending one of these conferences motivated them to read a book about marriage, take a class, get some therapy or otherwise change their lives.
Cheryl Wetzstein’s column On the Family appears Tuesdays and Sundays. She can be reached at email@example.com.
About the Author
Cheryl Wetzstein covers family and social issues as a national reporter for The Washington Times. She has been a reporter for three decades, working in New York City and Washington, D.C. Since joining The Washington Times in 1985, she has been a features writer, environmental and consumer affairs reporter, and assistant business editor.
Beginning in 1994, Mrs. Wetzstein worked exclusively ...
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