Jonathan Decker, LMFT

Jonathan Decker is a licensed marriage and family therapist and Clinical Director of Your Family Expert. He received a bachelor's degree in clinical psychology from Brigham Young University and a master's degree in marriage and family therapy from Auburn University. He has presented at BYU's Education Week. Jonathan moonlights as a film critic, author, and actor. He lives in St. George, Utah with his wife and children.

February 15, 2022 01:25 PM MST
Q: My father was abusive to me as a child. He’s expressed remorse, and I love him and am working on forgiving him, but don’t really want to be around him. He accuses me of holding a grudge and not letting go of the past. Am I in the wrong?
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January 05, 2022 10:00 AM MST
When it comes to self-improvement, it seems that “the spirit is indeed willing but the flesh is weak.” So how do we overcome weakness to fulfill our goals?
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March 05, 2021 03:30 PM MST
While knowledge of the plan of salvation provides comfort and hope, the absence of someone loved is deeply felt. And it’s good to feel it, even if it doesn’t feel good. How can we best manage those feelings?
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February 08, 2021 10:56 AM MST
Q: I’m single and dating to try and find my match. What does it mean to be compatible? How do I know if I’ve found a match that will last?
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January 22, 2021 12:00 PM MST
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December 31, 2020 12:00 PM MST
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November 27, 2020 12:00 PM MST
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November 13, 2020 04:25 PM MST
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October 30, 2020 04:22 PM MDT
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October 16, 2020 04:55 PM MDT
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September 18, 2020 03:34 PM MDT
Q: Please tell me how I can get rid of my anger toward certain members of the ward I belong to. They told me I killed Jesus Christ because I was born and raised Jewish.
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August 21, 2020 01:15 PM MDT
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August 07, 2020 01:42 PM MDT
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July 24, 2020 11:00 AM MDT
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June 26, 2020 02:39 PM MDT
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June 12, 2020 02:24 PM MDT
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May 29, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
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May 15, 2020 12:51 PM MDT
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May 01, 2020 11:26 AM MDT
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April 17, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
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April 03, 2020 12:34 PM MDT
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March 20, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
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February 28, 2020 12:30 PM MST
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February 24, 2020 04:26 PM MST
After 20 years of Latter-day Saint cinema (and 19 years of the festival itself), the annual LDS Film Festival is going stronger than ever, offering a wholly unique and wholesome spin that Sundance, Cannes, and other festivals can’t match. By showcasing the talents of Latter-day Saints and other Christian filmmakers, this weeklong event offers much by way of worry-free entertainment, learning about filmmaking, and rubbing elbows with the artists themselves. It all starts tonight and runs all week at the SCERA theater in Orem, Utah.
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