I am Director of the Family Studies Program at Berry College, near Atlanta, Georgia, USA. I earned a Ph.D. at Florida State University in Family Science, a Master’s Degree at Michigan State University, and graduated from Santa Clara University in California. I have been an Editor of numerous research journals, including Family Science Review. I am affiliated with the American Psychological Association, the International Family Therapy Association, and the Family Science Association. My research studies have been published in prestigious academic journals and have won numerous awards for their focus on values and spirituality in intimate relationships.
I teach about intimacy, research relationships, and counsel couples. I have been featured on numerous television shows, blogs, and podcasts including Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily, NBC, PBS, and Good Sex, Bad Sex.