Saturday, November 5, 2011

Podcast on LDS conceptions of Obedience and Agency

"Mormon Matters" invited me to participate in this panel discussion regarding the treatment of the concepts of obedience and agency in the Church. You can listen to the discussion here:

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Podcast on LDS Conceptions of Motherhood

"Mormon Matters" invited me to participate in this panel discussion on Mormonism's Messages about Motherhood

Podcast on Guilt and Shame

Mormon Matters invited me to participate in this panel discussion on The Dynamics of Guilt and Shame.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

PRESENTING IN SLC September 23rd and 24th, 2011

UPDATE: (Written October 22, 2011) I am planning to return to SLC to do another class series in 2012 similar to the structure of the classes in September of 2011 (although the content and specifics of these classes continues to evolve). Details of these events will follow in the coming weeks:

I will be presenting in SLC on the subject of sexuality and desire to LDS women and couples. (Two events --- See below):

FRIDAY, September 23rd at 7:00 p.m. : LDS Women and Sexual Desire:

I will be speaking to LDS women about the cultural and psychological barriers to desire comon to many LDS women, as well as how to shift one's relationship to sexuality to make it more pleasurable and desirable. This presentation will be held on Friday the 23rd of September, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. COST: $25/person ($20/person if you bring a friend).

SATURDAY, September 24th, at 10:00 a.m.: Enhancing Sexual Intimacy for LDS Couples:

I will be speaking to LDS couples about interpersonal dynamics and realities that interfere with desire and attraction in long-term relationships, as well as how to understand and address these relational challenges as a couple. (You do not have to come as a couple to attend this seminar). The seminar will include presentation and discussion. I will also send you home with exercises that you can work on together. This event will begin at 10:00 a.m. and go until 12:30 noon, and will resume again at 2:00 and go until 4:30. COST: $75 / couple. $40 / individual. You can also purchase half-day tuition for $40 per couple if you cannot make the entire event.

LOCATION: First Baptist Church of Salt Lake City, 777 South 1300 East in Salt Lake City, 84102. Events will be held in Keck Hall.

(I will also be available on Saturday evening for one on one meetings with any individual or couple who would like some individual input from me. Please contact me for pricing and availability.)

If you have any questions, or would like to receive email updates, please contact me through my contact form. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Mormon Stories Podcast : Sexual Agency in LDS women

I was interviewed on Mormon Stories in December about the subject of my dissertation (LDS women and sexuality) and my work with LDS couples on sexuality issues. If you'd like to listen, please go to

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I am offering the Strengthening Your Relationship On-line Course again April 23 through June 11th (with no class held on May 14th or 21st)Classes will be held Saturday Evenings at 9:00 p.m., CST. (See below for course content information and the sidebar to sign up).

I am also offering the Enhancing Sexual Intimacy On -line Course for LDS Couples April 22 - June 10th (with no class on May 20th). Classes will be held Friday evenings at 9:30 p.m. CST. (See below for course content information and the sidebar to sign up).

Strengthening Your Relationship Course Content:

Class 1: The Universal Challenge of Emotional Intimacy

Class 2: Relational Losing Strategies: When and Why We Use Them.

Class 3: Defining Your Relational Dance: What You And Your Spouse Do to Interfere with Emotional Intimacy

Class 4: Relational Winning Strategies: Getting More of What You Want

Class 5: Effective Speaking: Boundaries and Empathy.

Class 6: Empathic Listening: Generosity and Accountability.

Classes are 70 minutes in length.

Enhancing Sexual Intimacy Course Content

Class 1: Sexuality and Dissatisfaction: When sex isn't natural.

Class 2: Roadblocks to Sexual Desire: Psychological and Cultural Barriers.

Class 3: Roadblocks to Sexual Fulfillment: Reconciling Love and Desire.

Class 4: Understanding Your Relational Barriers to Passion.

Class 5: Claiming your Sexuality: The Will to Desire.

Class 6: Deepening The Passion: Solidifying Your Connection.

Class 7: Fantasy and Communication: Bringing Desires into the Relationship.

Classes are 50 minutes in length.

The Strengthening Your Relationship Course is an excellent foundation for the Enhancing Sexual Intimacy Course. While not required, it is recommended that you take the relationship course first or in conjunction with the sexuality course.

These courses are on-line. Therefore there will be a video element that allows you to see powerpoint slides, watch videos selected by the instructor to demonstrate principles, and see the instructor (me) throughout the class. You will simultaneously be on conference call so you can ask questions as needed. This format allows you to attend and learn while maintaining privacy if desired.

All classes are RECORDED and sent to the participants. So if you or your spouse is not able to attend a class, you can watch it after the fact.

Please see the column to the right for Class Sign-ups and deadlines. If you have any questions about the courses, please send a message through my contact form, and let me know if you'd like to receive email updates about this class.


"I have found great value in Jennifer's courses. The curriculum is very practical and broken down in an easy way. I was able to begin making changes in my relationship right away. Jennifer is a fantastic instructor!" Rachel R., Glencoe, IL

"Taking Jennifer's Strengthening Relationships course with my husband has significantly improved the quality of our marriage by providing us with concrete tools to communicate better. The insights and principles she presents have been invaluable in working towards a healthy eternal marriage. I would hightly recommend the class to newlyweds and not-so-newly weds alike." Stacy H., Wilmette, IL

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Presenting in Manhattan, March 12th at 7:00 p.m.

Presenting to LDS women in NYC on the subject of sexuality and desire: How to attend to the roadblocks to desire in your relationship and within yourself, and to find more satisfaction in the sexual realm. Presentation will be 2 hours and the cost is $40/person. The venue is small and space will be limited to 30 people. So registration will be first come, first serve. If you know you'd like to attend, please contact me to hold your spot and get the address for the event. People have begun signing up, so if you know you'd like to attend, let me know ASAP.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Presenting in Winnetka, IL April 7th. Free Lecture

Developing Solid Boundaries and Self-Esteem: The Foundation of Happier, Healthier Relationships
Free lecture sponsored by The Meadows. Earn 1.5 continuing education credits. For professionals and lay people.
Location: Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL 60093
Thursday, April 7th, 2011 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Please contact me if you would like more information.