January 18, 2024
LILY Letter 145: Your Best Chance to Beat the Odds

"I am divorced because my former spouse 'went off the deep end,' 'had an affair,' or 'laid around in his underwear all day looking at porn instead of working.'" Or how about "I picked a better person this time, so things will be fine." How many times have we heard this kind of thinking in the mid-single […]

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October 19, 2023
LILY Letter 132: What We Focus On Grows

We want start this week's LILY Letter with an observation we have made in ourselves and in our coaching clients. For most, it is easy to see when a child is throwing a fit and causing him or herself more pain. It can also be obvious to see when a friend or family member who, […]

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October 12, 2023
LILY Letter 131: Falling In Love with Conference

Every 6 months, leaders of our faith gather together in Salt Lake City to broadcast messages of hope and faith around the world. For members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, this is a special time to reflect on our beliefs and renew our faith. The first semi-annual conference each year is […]

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October 5, 2023
LILY Letter 130: Reflections on Fall & Singles in the Church

As we officially move into autumn, the world is changing. The kids have gone back to school. Summer vacations and adventures are over. The air is starting to cool. Halloween and Thanksgiving are around the corner. Autumn is a time of reflection. We think of the past with a certain amount of nostalgia. When Jeff […]

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September 5, 2023
LILY Letter 126: Courting with Confidence

Whether you have loved and lost through the death of a spouse, divorce, or even devastating breakups for those who have not yet married, re-entering the dating world once you've been out of it for a while is daunting for most new singles. Would you like to successfully re-enter the dating scene and confidently navigate […]

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August 29, 2023
LILY Letter 125: Intentional Mindset

Paul wrote to the Romans about the power of an intentional mindset: "[B]e not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God" (Romans 12:2). These words suggest that resisting unhealthy corruption in the world requires […]

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July 11, 2023
LILY Letter 118: Thriving After Divorce

There are so many wonderful things we can do to heal from trauma and thrive after divorce. We believe all sustainable healing that establishes peace in our lives is obtained intentionally and purposefully.  Trauma is essentially the fear stored in your mind and body from previous moments of danger. When our bodies experience something that […]

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May 23, 2023
LILY Letter 111: The Blessing of Abundant Options

God wants us to be abundant. He will bless us with what we need to do His work. He will turn what is not enough into plenty. Jesus fed 5000 people with three loaves and two fishes and had an abundance left over. God is not limited by the scarce resources of the earth.  Joel […]

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May 9, 2023
LILY Letter 109: Wishing Everyone Well (Anniversary Edition)

This week we celebrate our 5-year wedding anniversary. We were sealed in the Provo City Center Temple May 11, 2018. For our single readers who long for a joyful temple marriage, we believe one day that joy will be yours! How do you want people to respond when it's your turn to celebrate new love […]

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