About the Author

Mark D. Ogletree is an associate professor in the Department of Church History and Doctrine. Mark taught for twenty-one years in the Church Educational System, where he was a seminary teacher, seminary principal, institute instructor, institute director, and Church Educational System coordinator. He received his bachelor’s degree in human resource development from Brigham Young University; his master’s degree in mental health counseling and educational psychology from Northern Arizona University, and his PhD in family and human development from Utah State University. Before coming to BYU, Mark owned and operated his own marriage and family therapy practice in McKinney, Texas. He has written several books on marriage and family–related topics. Mark and his wife, Janie, have eight children and nine grandchildren and reside in Provo, Utah.