The STRENGTHENING YOUR RELATIONSHIP course
Newly Updated in 2017
An exceptional, and cost-effective way to understand and attend to the challenges in your relationship through an LDS-congruent lens, while in the privacy and comfort of your own home. The purchase of any course includes, 12 MONTHS OF OFFICE HOURS*, offering you access to Dr. Finlayson-Fife's personal assistance.
Strengthening Your Relationship Course Content:
The Challenge of Mature Love
Losing Relational Strategies
Intimacy and Self-Esteem
Boundaries and Intimacy
The Relational Strategies of Self-Confrontation and Desire
Speaking with Clarity and Wisdom
Listening with Generosity
The Art of Cherishing
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These classes are pre-recorded and accessible through a Learning Management System. Therefore you can work through the classes at your own pace, reviewing and skipping ahead to subsections of the course, as needed. The course includes outlines to guide you through the course content as well as corresponding assignments. Purchase includes one year of access to the course as well as monthly office hours*, both of which can be extended if desired.
* OFFICE HOURS
Monthly "Office Hours" are provided with the purchase of any course. Office hours provide an opportunity, in an anonymous conference call setting, to ask the author of this course questions about its concepts as well as their application to individual situations. The Office Hours schedule will be sent to you with a purchase, as well as recordings of the meetings if you are not able to attend the live call.
The Strengthening Your Relationship Course is an excellent foundation for the Enhancing Sexual Intimacy Course. While not a prerequisite, Dr. Finlayson-Fife recommends that you take the relationship course first or in conjunction with the couples' sexuality course. You can purchase both courses together at a discount.
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This course is delivered through a learning management system (LMS) hosted at zipmart.com. One other course, Enhancing Sexual Intimacy, is also hosted there.
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If there are 2 courses in your cart at checkout, enter coupon code BUNDLE10 to receive an additional 10% discount on the entire purchase. If you have 3 or more courses there, enter BUNDLE15 for an additional 15% off. ZipMart access instructions will be emailed to you the same day.
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REVIEWS FROM COURSE PARTICIPANTS
"I want to say thank you so much for the work you are doing. It has blessed my life in ways that I feel incapable of expressing. The changes I have had to make have not been easy, but they feel worthwhile and purposeful. All of my relationships are healthier in great part from the things I have learned from your classes and podcasts. My "frame" for looking at the world, and parenting, and marriage and God have changed drastically. It has caused me to confront my limitations and the limitations of others in a way that has been incredibly freeing. Thank you for all that you do." ---H.L., class participant
" I just started listening to the relationship course again. They are SOOO good! I have read SEVERAL dozen marriage / relationship books. Other than John Gottman's books, these 2 courses are the best. I feel they are really giving me something I can do. ... Even though I do see some things that I can say "my wife is doing that", it is REALLY making me think hard about ME and MY role -- enough where I am now listening and not even thinking about her, but just about how I have contributed and where I need to change. I expected that these wouldn't just be for my wife, but I am surprised at (with your insight and articulation) just how much I am focusing on myself". --N.B., class participant.
"Your course is super hard to go through, because I'm not focusing on what my spouse does. For the first time I'm starting to see myself in a more real way and it hurts and is sobering, but it's also the first time I've really felt like 1) I know what's going on, and 2) what I can do about it. Those two conundrums eluded me for many years.
Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us, and for being a real person when training us. I particularly liked that you talked about your contribution when getting ready for church. I've never heard a counselor (and I've talked to many by myself when I was younger) talk about themselves that way. It was very helpful in allowing me to look at myself in a more honest way. It's a very compassionate way to lead." --- J.C., class participant
"We just finished your two couples' courses last week. They have been remarkably helpful to us. When my wife purchased them, I was skeptical. I just told her yesterday that this was the best money we've ever spent. Thank you so much for your insight and wisdom. Your work has made a huge difference in our marriage, and we are grateful." --- K.J., class participant.
"[My husband] and I have been doing the exercises from your class and found them really helpful. …. The first time we tried [one of the exercises], I was overwhelmed with a feeling of being cared for----really cared for. ... It was a gift that I gave to myself as much as [my husband] gave to me as I let myself receive. The next day, I was full of energy and excitement and found myself really looking forward to our next session that night. After we did it for the second night, we had the best sex we have ever had. It is hard to describe, but it really was a beautiful conversation, like you had said it could be. I felt like we were expressing respect for the best in each other and also freely receiving the message. Without "trying" to, we gazed in each others eyes the whole time and shared a really spiritual experience. ..." --- C.M., class participant.
"Thanks so much! And thanks for doing these office hours. I know you must be extremely busy but this platform is super informative. I appreciate your dedication." --N.M., class participant.