April 11, 2024
LILY Letter 156: Considering a Second Marriage?

Divorce and second marriages are complex and emotionally charged topics that warrant careful consideration. It's a well-documented phenomenon that second marriages often end up being brief. This can be attributed to several factors. Firstly, many individuals enter into a second marriage on the rebound, still hurting from their previous relationship and afraid of being alone. […]

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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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June 16, 2022
LILY Letter 62: How Connection and Compassion Save Lives

This month we interviewed Julie Lee, author of "I See You: How Connection and Compassion Save Lives." In the movie Avatar, the main character, Jake Sully, learns the phrase "I see you" from Neytiri, his love interest among the Na'vi people on the planet Pandora. To the Na'vi, "I see you" means more than noticing. […]

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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 20, 2021
EXPECTATIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS

When I first met my step-kids' dad, I asked him his parenting philosophy and he said, "expectations." I think many if not most parents would say the same. That was also the answer my dad gave to the same question. (By the way, I consider both of these men pretty good fathers in many ways.) […]

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August 17, 2021
LILY Letter 19: Finding Peace

Intentional Courtship: A Mid-Singles Guide to Peace, Progress and Pairing Up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is about so much more than dating. Our book is divided up into 3 sections. “Part One: Peace—Laying a Foundation” includes the first eight chapters, which are dedicated to finding peace with whatever challenges have […]

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