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Utah State Uintah Basin hosts workshop to help married couples.

November 29th, 2015 Posted in Education, Health

By Bo Lamb

Utah State University professor David Law and his students will be teaching Uintah Basin couples techniques to reignite romantic love and strengthen relationships — just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Law and his students Family Consumer and Human Development students will begin their six-week marital enrichment workshop in January.

The research-based program is tailored to the needs of the community.

“By using many different books and methods we are able to see what people like and what people actually use,” Law said. “We keep what works and limit what doesn’t.

Besides helping local couples, the workshop doubles as the final project before graduation for the students.

The Utah State FCHD program also participates in a radio show every Thursday morning on 920 KVEL AM which is somewhat similar to the format of the workshop.

Vernal resident and married mother of two Kylie Sorenson said the weekly radio show has inspired her to be a better wife. Sorenson follows along with Willard Harley’s book, “His Needs, Her Needs” and listens as Law discusses each chapter on the air.

“The radio program has helped noticeably,” Sorenson said. “I think it has even convinced my husband to sign-up for the workshop.”

Uintah Basin couples like the Sorensons can sign up for the workshop starting in January.

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