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Randal Day to discuss "The Sacred Matters" at Oct. 12 BYU devotional

Randal D. Day of Brigham Young University’s School of Family Life will speak about "The Sacred Matters” at a campus devotional Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. Day, who has been teaching at BYU since 1974, will focus his talk on how sacred principles can help strengthen families in a secular world.

The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and at Visit and for rebroadcast and archive information.

Day is a family life professor and serves as the director of BYU’s Family Studies Center. His research interests include family processes, father involvement and fathers’ re-entry into family life after incarceration. He teaches courses about families in crisis, family systems, families in a cross-cultural context and family research. He is also a fellow of the National Council on Family Relations and has served as a section chair and board member for that organization.

He has authored and co-authored numerous professional articles, books and reports on topics relevant to family science. He is currently leading the effort to collect Wave V of the “Flourishing Families Project. This research project has, for the last four consecutive years, interviewed about 500 families in Seattle and 180 families in the Provo and Orem area about their experiences with inner-family life.

Day has a bachelor’s degree from BYU in speech and hearing sciences, a master’s degree in child development from BYU, a master’s degree in developmental child psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a doctorate in family studies from BYU.

For more information, contact Randal Day at (801) 422-6415 or


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