The line-up for the 2015 Marriage and Family Summit is the closest thing you’ll ever get to a how-to manual on parenting. The entire event is designed to help parents make their homes the best they can be. We have called in the best of the best in marriage, family and parenting instruction to strengthen your family. This is an event you are not going to want to miss!

Registration- 8:30-9:00 a.m.

9:00 am - 10:30 am

"The Ten Do’s and Don’ts of Marriage"  

 This is it!  The Top 10 list for marriage!  We’ll learn how to really improve our marriage while having FUN.  (No spouse-poking permitted!)  Come learn how to step things up a notch and have a quality marriage that you enjoy.  We’ll learn everything from the power of date night to protecting each other with memorable stories and tips that will change everything.  Come join us!

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

"But How Do I Change My Spouse?"

Admit it - you know you want to!  But how can you change your spouse without flattening them in the process.  A life-changing, marriage-changing seminar that will have you learning some amazing skills that will change your relationship on the spot!  Don’t miss it!

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


(options available at hotel and surrounding area, or bring your own)

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Cultural Parenting Revolution"

This workshop will discuss the cultural parenting revolution that has been confusing and frustrating  parent/child relationships and what parents can do to create an environment where self-government can be learned in their homes. Come with your difficult parent questions for Nicholeen. She will spend this time preparing your family for self-government success.  


2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

"Teaching Self-Government Intensive"

If we are constantly battling our children at home, how can we create an environment to build leaders?  The most inspiring of all lessons taught in the home is that of a good parent/child relationship. There are no tricks to achieving children that govern themselves, while happily and willingly obeying the counsel of their parents.  A working family government and atmosphere of acceptance and love turns the heart of a child to his/her parents.  Don’t just parent your children; teach them the skills they need to govern themselves. 


Nicholeen Peck

When it comes to parenting, Nicholeen Peck is a worldwide phenomenon and leader — and for good reason! Her proven system based on Four Simple Skills transforms even the most out-of-control teenagers and homes from chaos to calm within days. Though she’s an international speaker, author, mentor, former foster parent of many difficult and troubled teens, and even President of the Worldwide Organization for Women (an approved consultant for the United Nations), Nicholeen spends most of her time at home with her husband and four children, which she knows will be her greatest impact and legacy. The fact that she has such an international influence while still being a stay-at-home mom is evidence of the effectiveness of her teachings. Learn more about her mission and methods at 


Merrilee Boyack

Merrilee Boyack loves life and loves every season of life--especially this one!  She enjoys hanging out with her hubby, four sons, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren (who are being homeschooled!) and discussing politics.   She is an estate-planning attorney in Utah and California who conducts her law practice from home.  Merrilee is also a professional lecturer and speaks all over the country, featured for many years at BYU Education Week and Time Out for Women, and a published author.  She loves to travel and meet people all over the world.  Her perfect day is camping in a tent, reading a good book, taking a perfect hike, and eating free food.

She is the author of several books and talks, including The Parenting Breakthrough, Strangling Your Husband Is Not an Option; Toss the Guilt and Catch the Joy; In Trying Times, Just Keep Trying. and her most recent, “Will My Child Be Ready:  Missionary Prep for Moms” and “When I am a Missionary”.  Merrilee and her husband, Steve, reside in Lehi, Utah.



The LDS NHA Homeschooling Conference draws vendors from all over the nation to Houston.  As a participant in The Marriage and Family Summit, you will have the opportunity to peruse the vendor hall before and after the event and during lunch.   


Reserve your room here 
at our special conference rate of $99