Brad Wilcox was born and raised in Provo, Utah. He served a mission to Chile and married Debi Gunnell who served her mission in Guatemala. They have four children. Brad is a professor at BYU and has participated in programs such as Especially for Youth, Education Week, and Know Your Religion. He wrote his first book when he was 18 years old and has written many others since; including his bestseller The Continuous Atonement, The Continuous Conversion, Straight Talk for Parents: What Teenagers Wish They Could Tell You, Growing Up: Gospel Answers About Maturation and Sex, and many others. Brad was a mission president in the Chile Santiago East Mission.