• Let's Talk About Sex.

    Let's Talk About Sex.

    I think a lot about sex—-although maybe not in the way that some people do. In particular, I think a lot about why people like and don’t like to have sex, what ignites desire and what suffocates it. As a therapist, I meet with people almost daily who are trying to figure out why they don’t like to have sex, why their spouse doesn’t like to have sex, or why their spouse does like to have it. It is an elusive question sometimes as well as a painful one for many couples.   My dissertation research focused on the question of Mormon women’s sexual agency. That is, Mormon women’s capacity to be acto...

    Female Sexuality, LDS Theology and Sexuality, Male Sexuality, Marriage
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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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  • This American Life NPR Interview

    This American Life NPR Interview

    Dr. Finlayson-Fife was briefly interviewed on an episode of This American Life, a national radio show and podcast. The radio drew from Dr. Finlayson-Fife’s expertise around intimacy among members of the Church. The episode is a challenging yet important piece looking at the vulnerabilities around worthiness interviews. Click on the link below to listen the full episode: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/661/but-thats-what-happened 

    Abuse, LDS Theology and Sexuality, Radio Interviews
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  • RadioWest Interview

    RadioWest Interview

    Doug Fabrizio led a discussion about Mormons and sex with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife, Kristin Hodson, and Chris Duce that aired live on KUER on June 29, 2017.   The recording is available here: http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/mormons-and-sex Doug Fabrizio, host and executive producer of RadioWest

    Guilt, LDS Theology and Sexuality, Radio Interviews
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  • BYU Radio (Top of Mind) Interview

    BYU Radio (Top of Mind) Interview

    While in Utah to record courses, Dr. Finlayson-Fife took a side trip to Provo where BYU Radio's Julie Rose interviewed her about Navigating Sexuality as a Chaste Single. The link will autoplay the audio, but it may take up to a minute to start!

    LDS Theology and Sexuality, Radio Interviews, Singles
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  • A Peek Into The Mormon Bedroom: Dealing With Sex And Religion

    A Peek Into The Mormon Bedroom: Dealing With Sex And Religion

    “The ones that had a hard time really internalized this idea that sex is bad … as opposed to sex is good, but the context of marriage really matters. Those who saw it as unfeminine, that pleasure is a problem, that sexuality is an inherent problem, they had a really difficult time making it now okay, except for an accommodation of their husband’s desire, which, of course, doesn’t work long, if at all,” Finlayson-Fife said.

    LDS Theology and Sexuality, Radio Interviews
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