About the Authors

Carmel Parker White, PhD,

has lived in many places in the United States. She grew up in a ranching community in western Montana; received her education in Utah and Kansas; and has taught at universities in Alabama, Kansas, North Carolina, and Utah. She has a doctorate in lifespan human development, which has cultivated a lifelong interest in the factors that influence the trajectories of people’s lives. Using her skills in qualitative interviewing, she was able to draw out women’s stories about living with pornography in their marriage. It was a humbling experience for her to talk with women about their painful journeys, how it altered them, and how they navigated their spiritual experiences with Heavenly Father, the Atonement, and at church. She is familiar with the impact of pornography in a marriage, as well as spiritual and emotional issues with which women struggle. She has two grown daughters and one granddaughter. She currently lives in Sandy, Utah.

Natalie Black Milne

was born and raised in a small Southern Utah Mormon community. Although she and her family were devout members of the LDS Church various types of addiction were prevalent throughout her family tree. She has witnessed first-hand the devastating effects addictions have on individuals and families, as well as the miraculous healing power of the Atonement. Natalie has taken on the challenge of integrating her background in Communication Studies with graduate work in Family Studies at the University of New Mexico, that she not only will be up-to-date on the most recent academic research on families in today’s world, but also that she might become a voice promoting the sanctity of the family and the essential role the Gospel of Jesus Christ plays in supporting and sustaining the family. She, along with her husband and three sons, live in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.