• Developing Integrity in an Uncertain World

    Developing Integrity in an Uncertain World

    I understand why we value obedience, but I think we can hyper-value it at the expense of our moral development. I don’t believe in a god who would let us obey our way into godhood. Instead, God gives us a world in which we may borrow wisdom from others, but we also must learn through the exercise of free will, through mistake-making, through the earnest seeking of truth based in our own thinking, discerning, and seeking.

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  • How Do I Figure Out God's Plan For Me?

    How Do I Figure Out God's Plan For Me?

    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...

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  • LDS Living Article on Submission

    LDS Living Article on Submission

    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...

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  • The Salt Lake Tribune Interview

    The Salt Lake Tribune Interview

    Dr. Finlayson-Fife was recently interviewed by Courtney Tanner of the Salt Lake Tribune for her article on the LDS church’s stance on physical intimacy within marriage. Click on the link below to read the full article: https://www.sltrib.com/religion/local/2018/10/01/mormons-sex-before/

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  • How Some Outdated Teachings Can Abet Sexual Violence

    How Some Outdated Teachings Can Abet Sexual Violence

    Peggy Fletcher Stack interviewed Dr. Finlayson-Fife and others on outdated church-cultural notions that shape our responses to rape.  The article, coauthored with Erin Alberty, was published on February 6, 2016 in the Salt Lake Tribune. How Outdated Mormon Teachings May Be Aiding and Abetting ‘Rape Culture’

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  • Q and A: How Singles Can Embrace Both Chastity and Sexuality

    Q and A: How Singles Can Embrace Both Chastity and Sexuality

    In this final article in Candice Madsen's 3-part series on sexuality, marriage, and singlehood, the author interviews Dr. Finlayson-Fife and Dr. Jason Carroll, BYU professor of family life.  Links to transcript and video can be found below: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865644524/Q-and-A-Experts-speak-about-embracing-chastity-and-sexuality.html

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  • Salt Lake Tribune Article on Modesty

    Salt Lake Tribune Article on Modesty

    "Far from protecting females from seeking male approval, the rhetoric on modesty unwittingly reinforces it. At the same time we are taught that pleasing men through sexual availability is unnecessary, we are taught to please men and God by covering and suppressing our sexuality. Either way women are sexual objects." Dr. Finlayson-Fife's recent Exponent II article is quoted in this article on the topic of modesty: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57592727-80/women-modesty-lds-mormon.html.csp?page=1

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  • Exponent II Article on Modesty

    Exponent II Article on Modesty

    Below is an article I wrote on the LDS Modesty discourse, published in EXPONENT II Magazine.  You can read it here: (Just scroll down a few pages to find the article). http://www.exponentii.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Exponent-II-Magazine_Winter-2014-Edition-4-website.pdf

    Articles/Publications, Female Sexuality, Modesty
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  • The Intimate Side of Marriage

    The Intimate Side of Marriage

    "I think sexuality is God-given and fundamental to our human experience. It’s not peripheral. Our sexuality is fundamental to our spiritual and moral development. Our theology, more than any other Christian faith, teaches us that the body is fundamental to our spiritual development; we were given a body to become more like God, with all of the parts and passions of our heavenly parents."

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