June 6, 2023
LILY Letter 113: Is Remarriage Worth It?

We recently attended the sealing of a remarried LILY couple with a blended family of 9 children. It hasn't been an easy road for them, but they say it IS worth it. Building a new marriage relationship later in life comes with complications. Co-parenting with former spouses, dealing with the trauma and reactions of your […]

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May 10, 2022
LILY Letter 57: Proper Use of Love Languages

The 5 Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman took America by storm in 1992 and its influence continues to spread. According to Dr. Chapman, the premise of the book is that, "What makes one person feel loved will not make another person feel loved. We must discover and speak each other's love language." The idea […]

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April 25, 2022
HAPPY PODCASTING ANNIVERSARY

66 podcast episodes have been published on "LILY Pod" over the past year. Nearly 6,000 listens have come in since we started podcasting. To celebrate our year anniversary of "LILY Pod," we updated our cover with a professional photo of us and our brand new LILY Logo. If you haven't yet discovered what so many […]

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March 29, 2022
LILY Letter 51: Living & Loving Boldly

Our message this week is to "live boldly" by being your authentic self in wise vulnerable ways with those you believe will accept you as you are, and to "love boldly" by encouraging others to be honest about who they are and to love them unconditionally. To practice "real love" is to be a "wise […]

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March 24, 2022
AMERICAN UNDERDOG: A FILM REVIEW FOR MID-SINGLES

Cathy and I recently had the chance to see the film¬†American Underdog, which is the story of Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner. Based on my years as a divorcee and the consequent difficult life circumstances, I enjoyed and related to this film very much. I was a fan of Kurt Warner when he was […]

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March 3, 2022
COULD DIVORCE BE PART OF GOD'S PLAN?

In our religion, we value marriage highly--more than anything except perhaps God Himself. We believe marriage is central to His plan of happiness. Accordingly, when a marriage fails, we often think we have failed at life. We have often heard talks in church about how the divorce rate reflects the failings of a wicked world. […]

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December 14, 2021
LILY Letter 36: The Greatest Gift is Love

Featured YouTube Video this Week: Divorce and the Holidays Christmas can be a complicated time for mid-singles. There is child-sharing between families--often blended families. Sometimes we don't even get to see our young children on Christmas morning or the entire day. The wounds of divorce or other loss may be fresh, or the holidays may […]

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November 27, 2021
A HAPPY WEEKEND

This past weekend, we attended a wedding celebration for two members of this group, Sam and Kayleen Baguley Hallows. I was talking to Sam about how most of the greatest blessings in my life had come from tragedy. Getting divorced from my kid's mom was the hardest thing I'd ever done. But because of that, […]

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November 25, 2021
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

We were kid-less orphans this Thanksgiving. For any divorced parents who share custody, you know what we mean. This year, we decided to make the best of it by inviting ourselves over to spend time with extended family for the turkey holiday. We did a puzzle, played games, and enjoyed yummy food with great company! […]

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