|HEADLINERS: John Lund, Ph.D.
Dr John L Lund has been introduced as the “Doctor of Communication” on TV in Oklahoma City and in Salt Lake City. He is the author of How to Hug A Porcupine: Dealing with Toxic and Difficult to Love Personalities, The Art of Giving and Receiving Criticism, Avoiding Emotional Divorce, Conflict Negotiation: Communication Skills Every Relationship Needs and a number of CD’s on relationships. His newest book is titled Take Your Love to Your Loved Ones and Your Frustrations to the Lord. He has served for more than thirty years as an (ADRP) Alternative Dispute Resolution Provider for the 3rd and 5th District Courts in Utah and was a registered counselor in Washington and Idaho. For eleven years he served on the Utah Governor’s Commission on Marriage as well as taught for thirty years for the BYU Education Week program and the Know Your Religion Series.
He often says he has a split personality since he has extensive experience and recognition in two fields: Marriage and Family Relationships and as a scholar of the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon. He is the author of Mesoamerica and the Book of Mormon: Is This the Place?, and Joseph Smith and the Geography of the Book of Mormon.
He is a retired Institute Teacher and has served in various Church callings including twice as a bishop and as a member of a stake presidency. Dr. Lund has lectured in more than 57 different countries and continues to be an avid student of history. He and his wife, Bonnie, are the parents of eight children and grandparents of 23 grandchildren.