Douglas E. Brinley is a retired professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Utah State University and a Ph.D. from BYU. The author or coauthor of 10 books, including Between Husband and Wife: Gospel Perspectives on Marital Intimacy, he is also a popular speaker at BYU Education Week. Brother Brinley has served as the president of the Texas Dallas Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He and his wife, Geri, are the parents of six children.