Friendships and Dating

I grew up in Florida with Bahá’ís parents and siblings. I had a close group of friends and was well liked in middle and high school. I found dating very difficult as a teenager.


My family moved to a new area, Colorado, when I was a teenager. I was quite different from most of my classmates and had trouble fitting in.

Creating Excellent Relationships: The Power of Character Choices

Creating Excellent Relationships, written by a Bahá’í, explains why character compatibility is important in building and maintaining long-term relationships. It can help you develop your own positive character traits and learn how to identify those traits in a potential partner with guidance from experts and religious sources.

Being a Teen

Being a Teen explains the science behind the changes experienced as a teen and provides the scientific knowledge for understanding and handling the personal and social challenges. Jane Fonda, the celebrated actress, has advocated for years about teen issues.

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

It’s Kind of a Funny Story demonstrates the importance of the compatibility of character and the unexpected ways people can enter our lives. A gifted high school junior, Craig, checks himself into a hospital’s psychiatric ward after considering suicide.

The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride illustrates the importance of character and demonstrates how circumstances and people can complicate relationships. This movie opens with a grandfather reading a story to his sick grandson.