• Creating a Healthier Marriage

    Creating a Healthier Marriage

    The transition from pre-marriage into marriage can be wonderful. Beginning a life with someone you love is exciting and hopeful, and captures much of what many of us hold dear—the possibility of finding love and creating a family unit of our own. With high expectations of what marriage will be, many of us do not anticipate how stressful and even disillusioning early marriage can be. When the wedding celebration and honeymoon end, and we are left to work out a life with another flawed human being, we are often unprepared for the disharmony experienced in those early days. When so many of us ant...

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  • How to Choose More Happiness

    How to Choose More Happiness

    Monica Packer: I'm so honored to have Jennifer back. If you don't know her, well, hang tight. You're going to have your mind blown so much. This is who Jennifer is.  Dr. Finlayson-Fife: I'm Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife. I am a psychotherapist that works primarily with couples and individuals around relationship and sexuality issues. I also do a lot of teaching, both online courses and also in workshops around the country. I also do a lot of podcasting and public speaking.  Monica Packer: And my version of your intro is that you changed my life and I think you've changed thousands of...

    Gratitude, Integrity, Marriage, Motherhood, Self-Confrontation, Sense of Self, Transcripts of Podcasts
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  • Growing Beyond Transactional Faith

    Growing Beyond Transactional Faith

    Sherrae Phelps: The masterful music and compelling story of the Fiddler on the Roof earned its rightful place among Broadway's most loved. But what is it about the story that draws in so many people? It's both compelling and inspiring to watch the different individuals in the story as they confront the complexities of their culture, their poverty, their tradition, and their faith. The listener is given the privilege to watch from a safe distance as each person in the story wades through the very difficult process of making choices when tradition, faith, and love collide in painful and confusin...

    Faith, Sense of Self, Transcripts of Podcasts
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  • Developing Spiritual Maturity

    Developing Spiritual Maturity

    Jody Moore: Hey everybody, welcome to Episode 281 of the podcast. Today's episode is so good, you're going to love it! And it's not bragging for me to say that because the goodness comes from my guest today, Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife. If you aren't familiar with her, I don't know where you've been, but I'm happy to get to introduce you to her. Most of you probably have already heard from her, but she's one of my most favorite people to listen to and learn from, because she's brilliant. She has really valuable insight for all the things that she speaks about. Her specialty is in relationships...

    Agency, Faith, LDS Theology and Sexuality, Transcripts of Podcasts
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  • Developing Emotional Maturity

    Developing Emotional Maturity

    Preston Pugmire: On the podcast today we have Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife. She is a licensed psychotherapist and she specializes in relationship and sexuality counseling. She primarily works with LDS couples. I first came to know about her through listening to her on other podcasts. And actually, me and my wife have bought her courses and love, love, love her work. So, Jennifer, thank you for coming on the podcast today.  Jennifer Finlayson-Fife: Thanks for having me. My pleasure.  Preston Pugmire: So just kind of introduce yourself a little bit, even though I already did. But tell...

    Agency, Perfectionism, Self-Confrontation, Sense of Self, Transcripts of Podcasts
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  • Pornography Discussion - A Guide for Parents and Teachers

    Pornography Discussion - A Guide for Parents and Teachers

    I. Today I want to talk to you about how to best think about and relate to sexual feelings, as well as sexual feelings as they relate to pornography.  II. Generally speaking, when you are an adolescent and LDS, there are two things happening at once, that can be confusing:  A. First, you are moving towards adulthood. Your bodies are becoming capable of reproduction. You are becoming capable of romance and attraction.  1. All of this is GOOD. All of this is essential for adulthood and grown-up love.  2. At the same time, all of this creates both insecurity or  uncertainty, AND lots of con...

    Motherhood, Pornography, Talking to Kids
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