February 12, 2022
WOMEN: CAN YOU TREAT MEN AS EQUALS IN LOVE?

Friends, I want to address you on something that has been weighing heavy on my heart for awhile now. I have been reluctant to bring this up, because I feel it personally. But the issue is bigger than my personal feelings. As Cathy and I have worked to write a book and create LILY, we […]

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October 20, 2021
WHAT'S THE POINT OF ANOTHER PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT BOOK?

Cathy Butler Teichert and I started the Love In Later Years Facebook Group soon after we started writing "Intentional Courtship: A Mid-Singles Guide to Peace, Progress, and Pairing up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." We will be releasing this book in November in both print and Kindle formats. Some of you […]

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September 14, 2021
ON APPEARANCES AND IDEALS

One of the biggest benefits of mid-single life is being freed from the burden of Latter-day Saint idealism. In our faith, we have developed a very specific cultural picture of what "the good life" looks like. I should know. My former wife and I had that image. We both served in "important" callings in the […]

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August 16, 2021
THE MOTE AND THE BEAM

Jesus said: "[W]hy beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye. Thou hypocrite, first cast […]

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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 23, 2021
REFLECTION

We took this photo in Central Park. The beautiful reflection of the New York skyline kept shining through the trees and bushes on our walk. It was difficult to get a good view without hiking around and getting to just the right place to see it all clearly without obstruction. This is also true of […]

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April 20, 2021
LILY Letter 2: What is Meant by Love in Later Years

The greatest example of God’s love for His children is found in the infinite Atonement of Jesus Christ. Love is a powerful gift that we all came to earth to develop and our Savior is the perfect example. When asked the greatest commandment, Jesus answered: “… Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and […]

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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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March 15, 2021
IMAGINE LOVE IN LATER YEARS

Can you imagine finding both romantic love and the best of friendship in one person? We finally did, but it took us a lot of years and a great deal of patience to find each other and to create that desired balance in our relationship once we did. Being able to imagine anything you want […]

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