Shelli Proffitt Howells

Shelli Proffitt Howells

Shelli Proffitt Howells is a BYU graduate, a fiction writer, a happy wife and a mother of six. As a contributor for, she writes about strengthening marriage, parenting, health, faith and life challenges.

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How to Be a Better Girlfriend or Wife

The most notable thing successful marriage partners have in common is they are kind to each other, says John Gottman, author of "The Seven Principles for Making a Marriage Work." They communi...

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How to De-Stress Your Husband

Talking about your stress with a calm and balanced listener can make you feel better instantly, according to This confidant should be you. You are your husband's best friend, lou...

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Reinvigorating Marriage After 50

Date Night
Just because you've passed the half-century mark, doesn't mean your marriage needs to be in the downhill side of life. Schedule regular date nights. H. Brevy Cannon from the University of V...

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The Effects of a Severe Disability on a Marriage

Emotional Effects on the Disabled Spouse
It is normal for the person with the disability to go through a grieving process. In addition, she may blame herself for everything that goes wrong in the rela...