UPLIFT FAMILIES is my initiative to connect parents with information, resources and programs that help them acquire knowledge and skills to raise loving, responsible, and happy children.

We believe that strong parent-child relationships are the key to providing children with tools and encouragement to make healthy and safe choices in their lives, keeping them free from drugs, alcohol, violence, crime and pornography.   This UPLIFT FAMILIES program includes web-based resources, social media experiences, educational materials and periodic conferences on parenting and family issues.

Please enjoy our new website and resource center!  We are always eager to hear your comments and feedback, you can always share your thoughts with us by clicking here.


Jeanette Herbert
First Lady of Utah




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Marriage Myth 3: The Independence Myth (And Other Myths about Freedom.) By Linda and Richard Eyre

POSTED BY on August 05, 2020

The 8 Myths of Marriage Article 4 Editor’s note:  This is the fourth article in a series of 8 on the Myths of Marriage.  They are drawn partially from the Eyres’ forthcoming book by the same name and are intended as a preview for our readers. The myths are eight erroneous beliefs that are discouraging and undermining marriages throughout the world.  Today’s article is on the third myth.  The previous articles in this series can be read here https://www.upliftfamilies.org/blog .

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Marriage Myth 2: The Achievement Myth (And Other Myths about Priorities.) By Linda and Richard Eyre

POSTED BY on July 28, 2020

The 8 Myths of Marriage Article 3 MYTH: Achievements are harder and take more work than relationships. TRUTH: Relationships are, both in the short-term and the long-term, always more important than achievements; and they are usually harder   1. SUB-MYTH: The home supports the career. TRUTH: The career supports the home. 2. SUB-MYTH: Achievements can be pursued, while relationships just happen. TRUTH: Relationships, particularly the marriage relationship, deserve the most “pursuing” of all; and relationship goals can be as effective as achievement goals. 3. SUB-MYTH: Parenting is more work than marriaging, and good parents are almost always good marriage partners. TRUTH: Good marriages take constant effort and almost always make for better parenting—but this doesn’t necessarily work the other way around. 4. SUB-MYTH: Marriage is about two individuals, and it works best if the families stay out of it. TRUTH: Your marriage, like it or not, is the joining of two families, so you might as well embrace it. Our in-laws can become our in-loves; the more positive and proactive we are about extended family relationships, the more we will get and the more we will give.

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Marriage Myth 1: The Clone Myth By Linda and Richard Eyre

POSTED BY on July 21, 2020

The 8 Myths of Marriage Article 2 Editor’s note:  This is the second article in a series on the 8 Myths of Marriage—the eight erroneous beliefs that are discouraging and undermining marriages throughout the world and truths that should replace them.  Today’s article is on the first myth.  Read the introductory article that appeared last week here.  Some of the materials for these articles comes from the Eyres’ book The 8 Myths of Marriaging

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