July 26, 2022
LILY Letter 68: It's Never Too Late

We all know singles in their late 20s, 30s, 40s or beyond who would like to be married but haven’t yet been blessed with the opportunity. We’ve also known singles who have had the opportunity to marry but things didn’t go as planned and it resulted in an unexpected marital loss through the untimely death […]

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January 29, 2022
CELEBRATING OUR THIRD FIRST KISS

Cathy and I broke up twice during our dating relationship. The first time was only for a few weeks. But after we started seeing each other again, it took a little time to share our second first kiss. The second time we broke up lasted over a year; when I wrote Cathy a letter asking […]

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November 2, 2021
LILY Letter 30: Intentional Courtship

"Intentional Courtship: A Mid-Singles Guide to Peace, Progress, and Pairing Up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" will be released THIS Friday, November 5th! This is the book we desperately wished for when we became mid-singles. Since then, we have learned that a majority of the adult members of our Church are […]

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September 16, 2021
IT WAS NOT MEANT TO BE THIS WAY?

In President Reagan's Interview with Tom Brokaw, right before he left the White House in 1989, Reagan talked about his deep disappointment as a young man when he did not get a job as a manager in the sporting goods department at Montgomery Ward. But soon thereafter he landed a job as a sports announcer, […]

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June 29, 2021
LILY Letter 12: Love Stories

I recently learned from my son that his mother, my former spouse, never really loved or wanted me—that she married me because I tried hard and she found that irresistible, until she didn’t. My memory of her behavior toward me in the early days was much warmer and more affectionate than that. It seemed to […]

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March 23, 2021
FAIRYTALES HAPPEN IN REAL LIFE

"Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love comes along and brings you a fairytale."  We were living ordinary lives as single parents until we finally found each other. And even then, it wasn't a typical fairy tale but we love our love story anyway. What we felt was missing before […]

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