Conference Overview

Date: Friday, November 15, 2013

South Town Exposition Center
9575 South State Street
Sandy, UT 84070

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Conference Purpose:

Eye-opening presentations, solutions and strategies from world-renowned experts and scholars on issues that matter to your family.

You will learn:

  1. How the international sexual rights agenda is threatening families and targeting children worldwide
  2. How to protect your children and family against promiscuity, pornography, and distorted ideas about human sexuality
  3. How to address the sensitive issues of same-sex attraction with understanding and compassion
  4. How to counteract the increasing threats to parental rights and religious freedoms
  5. How to strengthen your marriage and family and improve parenting skills
  6. How to become an effective family advocate so your voice can make a difference

Stand for the Family
Conference Program

November 15, 2013 – Morning Plenary Session

(Program subject to change)

9:00 am Welcome and Introduction of the 12 Family Themes for 2014

Lloyd Newell, PhD,  “Why the Family Should be our First Cause and Highest Priority”

Sharon Slater, “Protecting Children and the Institution of the Family”

Shane Krauser, “The Family and the Protection of Religious Liberty”

Don Feder, “Demographic Winter: Fertility, the Family, Life and the Well-being of Nations”

Patrick Fagan, PhD, “Why Marriage Matters:  What New Research Shows”

Alan R. & Suzanne Osmond, “Let’s Strengthen the Family!”

Nicholeen Peck, “Revolutionary Parenting:  Teach Children Self-Government”

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch

Afternoon Plenary Session

Michael P. Donnelly, “Why We All Must be Involved in the Battle to Protect Parental Rights”

Donald L. Hilton, MD, “The Neuroscience of Pornography Addiction: What You Can Do to Protect Your Family”

Steven & Rhyll Croshaw, “Hope for Recovery:  One Family’s Story”

Patrick Trueman, “Ensuring Family Safe Media and Combatting Pornography”

Screening of “Understanding Same-Sex Attraction

Floyd Godfrey, MA, LPC, “Addressing Same-Sex Attraction in the Family”

Testimonies of Change: A Panel of Men Who Have Overcome SSA

Gayle Ruzicka, “Discrimination Policies and the Family”

“Panel: Effective Pro Family Advocacy:  Stuart C. Reid (Utah State Senator) Stan Swim, Sheldon Kinsel (Family Watch International), Laura Bunker (United Families International), Gayle Ruzicka (Eagle Forum)

5:00 PM Break for Dinner

Evening Super Session

7:00 PM Welcome and Entertainment

Remarks by Kimberly Ells, President of Family Watch Utah

7:30 PM Presentations (5 min) on Family Themes for 2014:

  •  “Strengthening and Protecting Marriage” (video clip)
  • Promoting Family Safe Media” by  Patrick Trueman, President/CEO, Morality in the Media former Chief of Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, US Dept. of Justice;
  •  Protecting and Promoting Religious Freedom” by Shane KrauserDirector, American Academy for Constitutional Education; attorney, adjunct professor
  • Protecting Parental Rights” by Michael P. Donnelly, President of HSLDA, renowned international legal authority on parental rights
  • Promoting Positive Parenting” by Nicholeen Peck, parenting expert, BBC’s most-watched series, “The World’s Strictest Parents”
  • The Family and the Protection of Life” by Don Feder, Director of Communications, World Congress of Families
  • Combating Pornography by Donald L. Hilton, MD, neurosurgeon, author, e
  • Promoting and Strengthening the Family” by Alan R. & Suzanne Osmond, of the original Osmond Brothers; founders of One Heart Foundation and
  • The Family and Human Sexuality” by Floyd Godfrey, MA, LPC; author, Director of Family Strategies & Coaching
  • “Promoting and Protecting Fatherhood” by Joseph M. White, PhD, Co-founder of the Dakota Fatherhood Initiative, co-author of the book Why Fathers Count,
  • “Promoting and Protecting Motherhood”  (video clip)
  • “Family-Based Care for Orphans” (Foster Care/Adoption) by Luis Filipe Belchior, adopted orphan from Mozambique 

8:30 PM Featured Speakers:

Stephanie & Christian Nielson, Bestselling author, plane crash survivors and national celebrities

“All that Really Matters is Family”

Presentation by Sharon Slater, President, Family Watch International

Now is the Time to Stand for the Family”

Call to Action