James M. Harper , director of the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University, is a licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist. He has worked directly with children, couples, and families and has lobbied in behalf of family interests in government decision-making bodies for over 25 years. Author of two books, Uncovering Shame: Integrating Individuals with Their Family Systems and Birth Order Roles and Sibling Position in Individual and Family Therapy, he has also published numerous research and magazine articles. His recent research interest has focused on older marriages and parents’ relationships with their adult children. He is a Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Harper and his wife, Colleen, are the parents of five children. He served as president of the Korea Pusan Mission and as president of the BYU 21st Stake, he is currently a Gospel Doctrine teacher in the Timpanogos Park Second Ward.