July 26, 2023
LILY Letter 120: Leaps of Faith & Victory in Christ

We were asked to give the keynote address for the Twin Falls Singles Conference last weekend (7/22/23). The theme for that conference was "Victory in Christ" so that has been on our mind for the past few months. It was wonderful to associate with and get to know the many single adults ages 30+ who […]

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April 4, 2023
LILY Letter 104: Being Perfected in Him

Being perfect in Christ starts with accepting that we are not perfect on our own and yet also realizing that we each are offered the miraculous gift of being perfected in Him. Being made perfect in Christ is not perfect in fact -- we borrow from His perfection. Borrowing that perfection from Christ, who freely […]

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February 21, 2023
LILY Letter 98: Being Stubborn with Your Joy

In 2 Nephi 2:25 the prophet Lehi teaches, "Adam fell that men might be, and men are that they might have JOY." This short verse flies in the face of one of the most elemental teachings of mainstream Christianity, namely, that Adam's fall took away our joy and condemned us all to live in a […]

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March 31, 2022
FORTY DAYS AND FORTY NIGHTS

Toward the end of my freshman year of college, debate season was over and my roommate moved home. There was a brief period where I was alone. At the national tournament in Wichita, Kansas, I had encountered a young man competing for a school in Texas who asked me what I believed about salvation. I […]

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November 19, 2021
DIVORCE AND THE HOLIDAYS

The holidays often accentuate the grief of divorced people, particularly the newly divorced. It is often an all too poignant reminder of the dreams we have lost. The last holiday season I spent with my former wife and our two children was 2008. At the time, I thought it would probably be our last. In […]

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November 15, 2021
FOR MID-SINGLES: THE MOTE AND THE BEAM

Published in Meridian Magazine "For Mid-Singles: The Mote and the Beam" By Jeff Teichert · November 15, 2021  Jesus asked: “[W]hy beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote […]

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November 7, 2021
HOPE IN DESPAIR

"If I can choose what is placed on my tombstone, it will be this: "Patriot and Statesman; Loving Husband, Father, and Friend; Man of God." I have not yet reached my potential in any of these areas, and in many ways I feel like I have fallen very short. But I'm still a young man […]

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October 11, 2021
ON COVENANT BREAKERS

In Romans Chapter 1, Paul rails, ”against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men," including "covenant breakers" (Romans 1:18, 31). One of the most common complaints I have heard by Latter-day Saint mid-singles is, "My ex broke his (or her) covenants." During much of my mid-single life, I used expressions much like that to justify my […]

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August 16, 2021
THE MOTE AND THE BEAM

Jesus said: "[W]hy beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye. Thou hypocrite, first cast […]

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