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By Kent Larsen

BYU's Marriage Info Website Redesigned

PROVO, UTAH -- BYU's Family Studies Center has redesigned its marriage information site, narrowing its purpose and making it easier for visitors to understand what is available there. The website is a source of resources about marriage, but it is not a counseling center, as some past visitors assumed.

Now called "Before Forever," the site can be found at It is run by BYU graduate Abby Viveiros, who has targeted the new site to engaged couples and those preparing for marriage. On the site, visitors will find a collection of LDS Conference talks, BYU Devotional talks, Ensign articles, articles written by professors, and other sources. The site also has a wedding planner, financial worksheets, counseling referral information and links to other marriage programs.

BYU Student Erin Hansen, 23, of Sykesville, Maryland, says that the sites resources are an important part of pre-wedding planning, "It brings up issues," she said. "There are a lot of things to talk about - disciplining children, Sabbath day - things you really need to talk about before you get married."

Until recently, the site was called the Marriage Resource Center, but according to Viveiros, some visitors were getting the wrong idea, "We were getting a lot of e-mails about counseling," she said. "We want to be a resource center, not a counseling center." She said this misunderstanding led to the redesign, "We decided to narrow it down to a marriage prep resource center."


BYU offers marriage resource web site
BYU NewsNet 24May01 I3
By Sarah Bastian: NewsNet Staff Writer


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