May 19, 2022
LEADERSHIP AND SINGLE MEN

As a man, you are responsible to step forward and be a leader, in the home, the church, the workplace and the community—and in your search for an eternal companion. You have a responsibility to lead in righteousness, but not the privilege to pull rank—EVER! Leading in the Lord’s way (whether you are a man […]

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October 25, 2021
DOES DIVORCE REMOVE YOU FROM THE STRAIT AND NARROW PATH?

In Lehi's dream we are taught of a "strait and narrow path" representing the way to salvation. (1 Nephi 8:20.) I always assumed that "strait" meant direct--like a straight line. This weekend I learned something new. At the adult session of our stake conference this weekend, our stake president, Brian Tate, spoke about the biblical […]

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September 8, 2021
DO WE REALLY SEE OUR PARTNERS?

One of the most difficult things to accept when I got divorced was that someone I had lived with for 15 years, loved, shared a home and a bed with, taken vacations with, spent Christmases with, and raised children with didn't want me anymore. If someone could feel the way she did about me, knowing […]

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July 19, 2021
BECOMING ONE IN CHRIST JESUS

I love the symbolism of this stained glass window. It shows Yeshua the Christ holding the hands of a married couple. Notice that the star of David is between them. The star is composed of two triangles. The upside down triangle represents the infinite power of God, loving each person individually. The right side up […]

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June 12, 2021
A SIGN OF GRACE

I took this picture during a lunar eclipse on February 21, 2008 from the balcony of my home in Washington. 2008 was the last year my former wife and I were together. As I look back on the night that moon appeared, I am reminded of a couple of things. Even when our circumstances are […]

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May 18, 2021
LILY Letter 6: Agency and Acceptance

It is a self-evident truth that, in the realm of human relationships, agency will always create the opportunity for truly irreconcilable differences. During our long-term marriages, we believed we would always be able to think of an acceptable alternative to divorce, no matter what problem arose. However, in both of our cases, the decision was our spouse's. At […]

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