March 28, 2024
LILY Letter 154: Relationships & Holy Week

We hope this letter finds you in a place of peace and reflection as we observe Holy Week, a time when we remember the profound sacrifices of our Lord Jesus Christ. Some of you may currently be facing complexities in your relationships and perhaps the possibility of divorce, a decision that carries significant emotional and […]

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March 14, 2024
LILY Letter 152: Encore Marriage—Love's Resilient Journey

We recently watched a delightful film on Netflix called "Queen Bees." The story follows Helen, a spirited woman who, after a kitchen fire mishap, reluctantly moves to the vibrant Pine Grove retirement community. What initially seems like a setback soon unfolds into a journey of self-discovery, friendship, and love. Helen navigates the social intricacies of […]

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October 26, 2023
LILY Letter 133: The Recipe for Remarriage

Remarriage is typically preceded by a process of relationship loss recovery, reentering the dating world, choosing to commit to a new person and ultimately create a new family and a new life. So what's the recipe? If you have consumed much of the material we produce at LILY, you know we aren't huge fans of […]

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September 27, 2023
LILY Letter 129: When "D" is Good For You (& When It's Not)

In this week's video, we discuss the use of the "D" word in marriage--the "D" word being "divorce." It is NOT good to include this word in marital vocabulary if what you really want is an atmosphere of safety, security and loving connection. It is important to make very clear commitments with yourself about not […]

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June 27, 2023
LILY Letter 116: Developing a Positive Outlook on Dating & Relationships

We've heard so many single adults say "I hate dating." Why is that? Perhaps there are as many answers as there are people. But I think they all come down to something deep in our nature that dislikes being judged. And dating gives you more opportunities to be judged than almost anything else. When we […]

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April 25, 2023
LILY Letter 107: How Do You Handle Rejection?

From the first time in adolescence when we start expressing our interest in the opposite sex, we start down a road of dealing with romantic rejection -- sometimes for the rest of our lives! For many of us, it will be decades until we find a companion that we mutually choose for the long haul. […]

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December 6, 2022
LILY Letter 87: Are You Waiting on the Lord?

Waiting does not have to be passive. You can patiently wait while being anxiously engaged in good causes and active in pursuing the life you want. Of course, as anyone who has listened to our podcast or watched our videos or read or Amazon bestseller Intentional Courtship knows, we believe in being intentional about healing […]

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October 25, 2022
LILY Letter 81: Happy Halloween!

When we think about Halloween, we associate it with cultural rituals like costume parties, trick or treating, and school carnivals. In fact, these rituals have their origin in an ancient Celtic festival called Samhain (pronounced “Sow-wen”), which literally means November. It was considered the day when the world moves from the light part of the […]

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October 3, 2022
FACING FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES AS A MID-SINGLE

Money is a vexing subject for many mid-singles. You might be a single mom forced into the workforce for the first time by a divorce or the loss of your husband to death. You might be a single dad who has suffered business losses or career setbacks–whether they contributed to the misery that caused the […]

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