Learn the Art of Loving and gain more confidence in yourself as an intimate partner. Forge a relationship with your spouse filled with mutual pleasure and genuine connection.
This course explores elements of LDS culture that undermine male sexual integrity and confidence while underscoring theological principles that support embodied desire and loving sexuality.
The Art of Loving Online (pre-recorded) Course will be uploaded to your finlayson-fife.com online portal beginning February 19th, 2021. Each of the eight sessions will be added weekly until the first week of April (when the complete course will be available in your portal).
Office hours for course participants will take place beginning March 13th at 1:00 MT where you can ask Dr. Finlayson-Fife questions about the course content.
Join the Art of Loving course to become more confident in yourself as an intimate partner. This course unpacks the damaging messages offered to men about masculinity and sexuality that work against sexual self-confidence, trustworthiness, and mutual desire.
This self-paced online course will be available in your online portal beginning February 19th, 2021.
This course is perfect for those who are:
- Unsatisfied in their current sexual and
- Frustrated in the loneliness of not being desired.
- Struggling with pornography use.
- Confused about the compatibility of
sex and masculinity with spirituality and goodness.
- Wanting more confidence in their own desirability.
- Hoping to be at greater peace with their sexuality.
If gifting this course, you can print a downloadable gift card here.
What you get with this course:
- Access to the 14+ hours of instructional recordings and support materials for a minimum of a year.
- 6 months of access to monthly office hours with Dr. Finlayson-Fife, where you can (anonymously) ask questions that come up while taking the class.
- Admission to the Art of Loving Facebook group where you can access peer and instructor support.
By committing to this course, and working through its concepts, you will address your role in unsatisfying sexual interactions, change sexual behaviors at odds with your integrity, and grow into a more desirable, confident sexual partner.
After years of counseling men and women, Dr. Finlayson-Fife has uncovered the beliefs that work against men's capacity for intimate sex, as well as the concepts and behaviors that foster personal strength, trustworthiness, and a deeper capacity for sexual connection.
By working through the life-changing concepts in the Art of Loving course, not only will you be a source of strength in your emotional and sexual relationship, but you will experience deeper peace with yourself and your sexuality.
All course purchases include:
Six months of Office Hours with Dr. Finlayson-Fife
Office Hours give course participants an opportunity to ask Dr. Finlayson-Fife questions anonymously while working through the course materials.
Printable (or Hard-copy) Course Workbook
Each course purchase includes access to on-demand course trainings AND a printable course workbook. Each workbook includes course outlines, assignments, and resources to push your growth and development further.
While you can print your own workbook free of charge, we recommend purchasing our bound workbooks for $15 each. A bound workbook allows you to keep your notes and assignment responses in one place, while easily reviewing lesson concepts.
Please select your preference (online or booklet) in the purchase bar above. The workbook will be shipped within three business days.
One Full Year of Access to Online Course and Materials
Every course purchase includes a minimum of one year access to the self-paced course (and six months of Office Hours). Time extensions are available, if desired.
Reviews from participants in the Art of Loving online workshop
"...The class was amazing, it was raw, and it was real!!!! I loved hearing from other men that have experienced similar challenges that I have experienced..."
"My husband is taking your men's course (the art of loving) right now. ..We've bought ALL your courses and love what you teach. My husband came to me a couple of weeks ago and told me he realizes he's been emotionally enmeshed with me and apologized for all the sexual demands he's made on me--this coming from a 25-year marriage riddled with the effects of his porn use. Yeah!!
Your courses are worth the investment because of what is gained in your unique, wise approach that is readily effective--unlike the expensive therapy we've also been through. Thank you seems inadequate"
"... Through these classes, I have so much more clarity (which is not always enjoyable) but always helpful and real. To draw an analogy, I have as much gratitude to you for the gift to view myself and my situation as I did for the surgeon who performed my eye surgeries. The gift of sight, both real and figuratively, is life-changing and so precious.
I see that I have a choice and an internal locus of control. I have had years of wishing, hoping, praying to change the sexual dynamics of my partnership without ever understanding that I can get out of gridlock. It never even occurred to me that I wasn't offering sex that my wife would find desirable. No one ever tells you to even ask. I appreciate that my self-confrontation is what can lead me to grow and to change thoughts, patterns, and the lived reality of my sexual partnership. I see for the first time what it really means to understand internalizing sexual shame, I understand and recognize fear, I understand immaturity and dishonesty to self. I understand that all of these things I can handle and that the unnamed anxiety I have been feeling for years can be calmed and can be within my control. ...
I can't say enough good about the work you are doing and honestly feel a deep sense of gratitude to the commitment you have to us men who are striving for better."
"It may seem ironic that a woman is teaching men about male sexuality, but to those that are familiar with her work, you'll quickly realize this course is no cakewalk. Dr. Finlayson-Fife's material and teaching style is not for the faint at heart, or for men that want fleeting tips on how to improve the physical dimension of sex alone. It's for men that want to develop a strong inner-self and cultivate a deeper capacity to love. Dr. Finlayson-Fife has challenged me to shine a light and examine the dusty corners of myself, the areas I've been ignoring or choosing not to deal with until this point. It's made me uncomfortable and frustrated at times, but I've seen already how much my sexual relationship with my wife has improved. It's also helped me grow to be a better man, husband, and father. "Art of Loving" is an apt name for this course."
Over the past 9 months, we have listened to all of your podcasts and taken both of your couples' courses. They have done more for us than I ever thought was possible. And not just the relationship, but for us as individuals as well. (The concepts taught of self-validating and self-confronting have been so empowering, it’s hard to describe.)
And still, after all I have heard and learned, the Art of Loving men’s course has been the best of all. It’s been one of the most uplifting, hope filled, face-smacking experience I’ve ever had. Learning that my desires, wants, passions and identity are not things that need to be hidden or shamed, has given me the courage to open up. To be honest with [my wife] in a way I didn't think was possible. The more open and honest about who I am, the less power and appeal the destructive behavior has had on me. .. The burdens so long carried have become lighter. I still have far to go but finally seeing a path makes me smile and cry at the same time. It’s the toughest, most joyful thing I’ve ever done. Being completely open can be a butt-kicker. But I can feel the difference and [my wife] can see the difference. ..."
"Jennifer, I am so grateful for the work that you do. I was just about at the point in my life where I had accepted that I would be in a loveless lonely marriage for my time here on Earth. Now [after taking the Art of Loving course] I can see a path to a better way. And not just a better marriage, but an AMAZING one, filled with love, connection, and intimacy."
"For so many years I have struggled to understand what was wrong in my marriage. I was exhausted by the constant rejection, resentment, and frustration. After taking this course, I can see the pieces of the puzzle, and how and why they fit together. As I have learned and focused on the powerful concepts you teach in this class, I have felt less shame, been more honest, kind, and understanding to both myself and to my wife. I can see what part I’ve played in our struggles, and what I need to work on to invite more intimacy into our marriage. I wish I could have taken this course 20 years ago, but so happy to have it now!"
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! While these courses were designed with LDS couples in mind, the topics and advice given in each course apply to any couple.
If you’re not sure where to start, feel free to take our Course Match-Making Quiz to get a custom recommendation based on your needs.
Every course purchase includes access to what we call, “Office Hours.” Office Hours give course participants an opportunity to ask Dr. Finlayson-Fife their questions anonymously while working through their course material. Plus, you can email Dr. Finlayson-Fife’s team for additional support during the course.
The outlines and assignments related to your course materials can either be printed from your course portal OR sent to you as a bound booklet. This bound booklet makes it easy to keep track of your notes and self-reflections as you go through the course material. If you are taking a couples' course, we recommend purchasing two booklets; however, many people use one booklet together.
Once you purchase one or more courses, you will be emailed a login to our course portal within 1 business day. Your Digital Course Workbook will be delivered with the course portal login. If you order a physical Course Workbook, it will ship within three days.
Only one course purchase is required per household. You can share the course with anyone who lives with you.
Each course has been extensively refined to meet the needs of couples, individuals, and parents. Because of this, rarely do students request a refund. Due to the overwhelming majority who find great value from each course, refunds are generally unavailable. (We do make occasional exceptions for extreme circumstances on a case-by-case basis, although we reserve the right to deny a refund for any reason).
We provide support resources throughout your course experience to answer any questions and assist you with the course if you are having any trouble. If you feel that a different course would fit your needs, course exchanges can be granted on a case-by-case basis.