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How marriage has evolved over time on Wednesday's Access Utah

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Today we’ll get a couple of perspectives on the institution of marriage. Stephanie Coontz, Director of Research and Public Education for the Council on Contemporary Families and author of Marriage: A History says that marrying for love is a comparatively recent idea and that marriage suffered as an institution just as it began to thrive as a personal relationship. And Greg Smalley, Vice President of Marriage and Family Formation at Focus on the Family, will talk about the future of marriage.

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Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.