‘Mormon Land’: Therapist explores the Latter-day Saint view of sex and why it’s not just about making babies

(Illustration by Christopher Cherrington | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Latter-day Saints are taught time and time again that sexual relations are absolutely forbidden — before marriage. But after couples wed, all that changes, immediately. Sex becomes not only acceptable but also encouraged, even exalted.

Making that transition isn’t always easy for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

That’s where Jennifer Finlayson-Fife steps in. A Chicago area Latter-day Saint and a licensed therapist who specializes in working with member couples on sexuality and relationship issues, she joins the podcast to talk about, well, sex in Mormonism.

(Photo courtesy of Jennifer Finlayson-Fife) Jennifer Finlayson-Fife, a Latter-day Saint therapist in Chicago.