July 19, 2022
LILY Letter 67: Creating Positive Associations in the Dating World

After dating on and off for several months, I (Jeff) wanted a more committed relationship than Cathy felt ready for so she decided to discontinue dating me. Not surprisingly, I was hurt and disappointed and did not handle the situation as well as I could have. However, after a few months without contact, I began […]

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December 23, 2021
AN UNUSUAL ANNIVERSARY

December 23, 2016, five years ago today, was one of those days when I said, like so many of you, "I hate dating!" It was the day Cathy broke up with me. I could tell it was coming for about a month. It had become increasingly obvious that her heart was not in our relationship […]

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December 21, 2021
LILY Letter 37: Make Your Christmas Magical

Christmas is a time for rejoicing and reunions. But for single parents and other mid-singles, it can be an all too poignant reminder of things we have lost or that we are missing out on. In 2016, I had one of those Christmases. My older son was on a mission and my younger son had […]

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December 7, 2021
LILY Letter 35: Divorce and the Holidays

The holidays can accentuate the grief of divorce, particularly for the newly divorced. It is often an all too poignant reminder of dreams we have lost. If you are spending Christmas without your children, I hope these words bring you some comfort. On my first Christmas without my kids, well-meaning people wanted to make sure […]

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June 23, 2021
LILY Pod--First Podcast Fan Letter

We got our first podcast fan letter!!! One of Cathy's violin students wrote this sweet note and gave it to her after lessons. It was such a darling gesture and it's a new first for us! We couldn't have asked for a better first fan letter. Such a great surprise! LILY Pod can be found […]

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