Are all conversations discussing conflicting beliefs valuable to engage in? What about controversial conversations? Is there value in listening to offensive ideas? Are there times when it is morally courageous to give others platforms to speak and other times when it would do more damage than good?
Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife is a licensed psychotherapist with a Ph.D in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. She wrote her dissertation on LDS women and sexuality, and has taught college-level courses on human sexuality, as well as community and internet based relationship and sexuality workshops. She is a frequent contributor on the subjects of sexuality, mental health and spirituality to LDS-themed blogs, magazines, and podcasts. She lives in Chicago with her husband and three children where she maintains a private practice.