COUNTDOWN TO THE MARRIAGE CELEBRATION
Learn how to create a marriage filled with greater connection, fulfillment, and fun by attending the virtual Utah Marriage Celebration, an online date night for individuals and couples who want to prepare for or strengthen their relationship.
Come join us for an evening of online education from speakers across the nation.
New this year! In-person date night and dessert ticket option available.
Meet Virtual Keynote Speaker Nate Bagley
Nate Bagley is a marriage researcher and educator whose mission is to rid the world of mediocre love. His passion is helping people DO the things that make their relationships extraordinary.
In 2012, Nate did a cross-country road trip where he interviewed the country’s most madly-in-love couples, and renowned relationship experts to discover the secrets of truly epic, lasting love.
Since then, he’s given a TEDx talk, been published in Business Insider, Thrive Global, The Good Men Project, the Gottman Institute blog, and many other outlets.
Meet Your Date Night Hosts, Dr. Dave and Dr. Liz
Known as “Dr. Dave” on campus and across the country, Dave Schramm is an associate professor and family life extension specialist at Utah State University in the department of Human Development and Family Studies.
Shortly after arriving at USU in 2016, he was appointed by Governor Herbert to serve on Utah’s Commission on Marriage and he now serves as a faculty director of the Commission. In 2022 the Utah Marriage Commission launched the Stronger Marriage Connection podcast and Dr. Dave serves as a host. Dr. Dave enjoys helping individuals, parents, and couples thrive in their life journeys.
Dr. Liz Hale has been helping marriages in her private practice survive and thrive for over 30 years.
As a former chair of the Utah Marriage Commission and spokesperson for UtahMarriage.org, Liz believes that grounds for marriage tremendously outweigh grounds for divorce and that learning and applying the tools from scientifically proven marital research is the key. As a Certified Marital Therapist and a Certified Discernment Counselor, Liz has a reputation for saving marriages on the brink of divorce. She believes no experience is ever wasted when it adds to our depth and character.
THIS YEAR'S ONLINE CONTENT
It’s Not Greener, It’s AstroTurf: (Re)embracing joy in relationships
The Dirty Dance of Conflict: How couples get stuck in and how to get out of the conflict cycle
How to Make Love: Navigating your sexual relationship throughout your life
The Power of Connection: Ideas to keep the spark alive
You're the Peanut Butter to My Jelly: Using Complementarity to make your differences work for your marriage instead of against it
What is our relationship if it is not what we expected? Supporting your partner’s mental health
Deep Dive Workshops
How Couples can Successfully Navigate Inflation
“Bringing Sexy Back”: How to talk about sexual intimacy as a couple
Invisible Walls: Finding and healing the effects of psychological trauma in your marriage
An Empty Nest Doesn't Have to Mean an Empty Life
Avoiding Being Alone Together: Enhancing our couplehood in an all-too-often lonely world
Addressing Gridlock: What to do when you have the same conflicts over and over again
Preparing Your Marriage For Retirement
Chronic Pain and Relationships
Pineapple on Pizza? Strengthening your relationship with food
Working Through Religious Differences in Marriage
How to Firm Up Mushy Boundaries in Your Relationship