July 26, 2023
LILY Letter 120: Leaps of Faith & Victory in Christ

We were asked to give the keynote address for the Twin Falls Singles Conference last weekend (7/22/23). The theme for that conference was "Victory in Christ" so that has been on our mind for the past few months. It was wonderful to associate with and get to know the many single adults ages 30+ who […]

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January 11, 2022
LILY Letter 40: Joy and the Refiner's Fire

Elder Quentin L. Cook said: "There are many kinds of challenges. Some give us necessary experiences. Adverse results in this mortal life are not evidence of lack of faith or of an imperfection in our Father in Heaven’s overall plan. The refiner’s fire is real, and qualities of character and righteousness that are forged in […]

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December 2, 2021
FINANCIAL ISSUES AND SINGLE PARENTS

We all know single moms who have become displaced homemakers when a divorce occurred, and they were forced to enter the workforce for the first time in many years or perhaps the first time ever. Even if these women have college degrees, if they have gone a decade or two without putting anything new on […]

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August 5, 2021
WHAT KIND OF VEHICLE ARE WE STEERING?

For anyone who has driven both a car and a boat, you understand that your car is more or less instantly responsive to a turn of the steering wheel under normal, dry conditions. With a boat, the reaction is much delayed because there is a lot less friction between the boat and the water than […]

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July 27, 2021
THE DEVIL

My mother talks about the devil more than anyone I know. Maybe that's a generational thing. I'm not sure. She has told me during the hardships of two divorces and hitting roadblocks in my career, "The devil is camping on your trail!" I think it's always a good idea to be aware that there is […]

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March 24, 2021
LEARNING AND GROWTH

“Sometimes painful things can teach us lessons that we didn’t think we needed to know.” Most mid-singles are familiar with learning through pain. A deep sense of compassion, skillful self-reliance, and the ability to turn wounds into wisdom can develop, perhaps in no other way than through the loss of a significant relationship. Yet learning […]

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