The "Strengthening Your Relationship" self-paced course offers an exceptional and cost-effective way to understand and attend to the challenges in your relationship, through an LDS-congruent lens, and in the privacy and comfort of your own home.
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Join the Strengthening Your Relationship course to understand and change difficult relationship dynamics that interfere with marital happiness and intimacy.
The Strengthen Your Relationship course is perfect for those who:
- Feel resentment or dissatisfaction in their marriage
- Feel a lack of a spark or passion with their spouse
- Recognize they have relational pitfalls and want to be healthier (whether single or married).
- Have tried marriage counseling and felt it didn’t help
- Struggle with a spouse with higher or lower sexual desire than themselves
- Are dealing with a betrayal or lack of trust in their marriage
If gifting this course, you can print a downloadable gift card here.
By committing to this course and working through its materials, you will challenge the personal beliefs and behaviors contributing to your marital dissatisfaction.
This course will also teach you how to more effectively self-soothe when upset, more effectively communicate as a couple in the face of conflict, and genuinely deepen your friendship and connection.
“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.”
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 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."
"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".
"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."
[Review found on Facebook, quoted here with permission] : "So my husband and I are doing Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife's 'Strengthening Your Relationship' Course. This class includes how we can communicate destructively in relationships and how we can change that. It also looks at our self-esteem, boundaries, gratitude, complaining, etc. We are 6 classes into the 8 class course. When you buy it you are given online access to watch the course, at your own pace. It was $195 for 8 classes. We decided $25 for 8 date nights is pretty cheap. And going to dinner and a movie has never had the same effect : ) I can't say enough good about this course. It's like minoring in psychology, with an emphasis in "your marriage." Right around class four, I had a small, well big, breakdown because I was seeing myself and how we interact, truthfully for the first time. I have to say, it was rough. I feel like we have such a great marriage and we get along so great. So recognizing destructive ways we communicate was hard. But now that the bandaid is ripped off, I can only see how we are growing closer and breaking down walls I didn't acknowledge were there. And its making me take a long, hard look at how I parent, as well. I really think Dr. Fife is inspired and this is her mission in life. I think EVERY relationship would HUGELY benefit from this course.
As a side note, most of her podcasts that I've listened to, her focus is really sexual relationships. This course in particular doesn't cover that. She has other courses though that deal with sexual relationships.
"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."
"Hello Dr. Finlayson-Fife! I just wanted to write you personally to say how brilliant and enlightening you are! What a beacon of goodness in the world. Dispelling all the nonsense that we metabolize at church in spite of our doctrines! I am grateful for your wisdom, courage, example, humor and clarity. I bought three of your courses a couple months ago and they have changed my life and without question saved my marriage. Thank you sincerely."
"Jennifer, I purchased your relationships course over a year ago and am just now listening to it for the first time. I’ve been crying off and on for 4 days. Tears of pain, gratitude and hope. It has been extremely painful to see the magnitude of my controlling behavior and selfishness and how it has damaged my relationships and hurt the people I love the most. I can’t believe I did that for so long, largely unaware of it. You can’t fix a problem you can’t see and this course opened my eyes. I have a lot of self-compassion and am asking for God to help me feel His love. I’ve truly experienced a “change of heart” and have the desire to “sin no more.” No amount of getting what I want is worth hurting my loved ones. I’m seeing the ugliness of control in it’s entirety and is so abhorrent to me I just know I’ll never go back. What a gift this course has been! My life is forever changed for the better. I just had to tell you thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing this amazing work and sharing it with the world. The impact of your teachings on current and future generations is mind-blowing."
"I purchased the Relationship Course this December and have been thrilled with the material presented. The classroom format is fantastic. ... Jennifer invites an honesty that has helped me shift in an area that I have felt overwhelmingly stuck. There is goodness in this course that has influenced me to see, be, and do better. Thank you."
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.