Being grateful doesn't come naturally to most of us. While all of us have good things in our lives, very few of us receive the good around us. It takes courage to open our hearts and acknowledge what blesses us. Instead, many of us take refuge in entitlement. We pretend we are owed freedom from suffering. We pretend that challenges are aberrations in human experience. The reality is we all struggle and we all suffer. Not equally, of course. Injustice is a reality of life, and a sad one. But pretending we are owed a life free of pain keeps us blind to the goodness and abundance we enjoy. ...
On our first international retreat, Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife and 14 couples toured Italy for a romantic and deeply educational experience! We took in the sights, learned history, made pasta, ate amazing Italian cuisine, learned to Tango, and made life-long friendships. Most importantly, our marriages became stronger and more authentic with rich and challenging instruction from Dr. Finlayson-Fife!
Dr. Finlayson-fife is quoted by author Sherrae Phelps in her article "How do I figure out God's plan for me?". Jennifer offers her thoughts under the sections Waiting for God and Moving Forward with Faith. You can view the article using the link below: http://www.ldsliving.com/What-if-You-Can-t-Figure-Out-the-Work-God-Has-for-You/s/90057 What If You Can't Figure Out God's Plan for You? by Sherrae Phelps What does God want me to do? This is a common question that is sincerely asked by individuals seeking to live a good life and wanting their actions to be in alignment with God’s wi...
This week, LDS Living posted an article referencing an interview with Dr. Finlayson-Fife on the subject of submission. Author Sherrae Phelps explores the theological and psychological difference between destructive submission and virtuous submission drawing on Dr. Finlayson-Fife's perspectives on the matter. You can read the article by clicking here: http://www.ldsliving.com/When-Is-Submission-Good-and-When-Is-It-Dangerous/s/89758 When Is Submission Good and When Is It Dangerous? by Sherrae Phelps Submission has a bad reputation. As Elder Jeffery R. Holland has said, “You can be...
One of the most common responses we hear from course participants and subscribers, especially those who are women, is “I wish I would have known all this when I was younger.” While Dr. Finlayson-Fife’s courses have a focus on marital relationships, the principles in all of her material are paradigm altering, regardless of whether you have a significant other and/or children in your life. As Dr. Finlayson-Fife’s assistant is single, she has found the materials to be pertinent, valuable, and worth sharing with among the LDS single community. Even through the lens of a single person, ...
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