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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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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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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June 20, 2022
ABOUT MID-SINGLE EXHAUSTION

My first divorce exhausted me in mind, body, and spirit. I felt like I had just been kicked in the stomach all the time for about 4 years. I felt so much anxiety about all of the life changes occasioned by divorce that I couldn't even open my mail at certain times. I would think, […]

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May 24, 2022
LILY Letter 59: Adjusting to Being Single Again

For me, the loneliness began before the formal separation as I watched my former wife disconnect and disengage. We lived in the same house, on different floors, for about 18 months. It created a toxic atmosphere that I found depleting both emotionally and physically. After I moved out of our home, it occurred to me […]

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May 17, 2022
LILY Letter 58: Faith Crisis and the Dark Side of Agency

One of the most important things divorcees understand that many other people don't to the same degree is that agency has a dark side. It is wonderful when we make choices in relationships that lead to happiness and success. It is miserable when others make decisions that hurt us and we have no say in […]

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December 27, 2021
WHAT HOPE DO YOU HAVE?

The suicide rate in America increased by 24 percent from 2000-2014. The rate is so high now that it has actually decreased the average life expectancy by 3 years. It is the 7th leading cause of death for men and 14th for women. About 50,000 people, an entire small city, die by suicide every year […]

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November 30, 2021
LILY Letter 34: Relying on the Lord

The Lord’s Prayer, given in Jesus Christ’s Sermon on the Mount, offers strength and counsel to millions of people from all different walks of life. On “LILY Pod,” we dive deep into how this prayer can support a mid-single in their journey. “Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed by thy name. Thy Kingdom come, […]

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November 16, 2021
LILY Letter 32: Personal Restoration

In October 2021 General Conference, Elder Uchtdorf said: "We need an ongoing, daily infusion of heavenly light. We need 'times of refreshing.' Times of personal restoration." Speaking of the restoration of the gospel, President Nelson said in that same Conference, "Restoration is a process, not an event[.]" Mid-singles who have experienced painful losses often feel […]

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