August 8, 2023
LILY Letter 122: Stability for Singles After Loss

We write this week's edition of the LILY Letter with some caution and we advise our readers to strike a balance with what we suggest. We are big fans of intentionally healing from relationship loss before dating and developing new relationships. Many people start dating before finding a basic sense of stability as a single […]

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April 4, 2023
LILY Letter 104: Being Perfected in Him

Being perfect in Christ starts with accepting that we are not perfect on our own and yet also realizing that we each are offered the miraculous gift of being perfected in Him. Being made perfect in Christ is not perfect in fact -- we borrow from His perfection. Borrowing that perfection from Christ, who freely […]

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March 22, 2022
LILY Letter 50: Beyond Codependance

What’s on the other side of codependence? A life more beautiful than you could possibly imagine if you are stuck in this addictive pattern. It is far superior to want a partner than it is to need a partner. Codependence is excessive emotional or psychological reliance on a partner, often one who requires support on account of an illness […]

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October 14, 2021
LISTEN WITH YOUR HEART

Cathy and I recently presented at the Fall Conference of the Foundation for Family Life of Utah. While there, we met a man on the lunch-time panel who had spent most of his life in business. He told us that the secret to successful selling is the same as the secret to successful dating. "Make […]

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September 24, 2021
THE STATE OF SHALOM

For more than a year, I have been trying to find the right word to describe the mental state where a person is centered, at peace, and not disrupted. I was at an event with a mental health counselor and asked him the question and he said, "the word is homeostasis." Not bad, but not […]

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May 25, 2021
LILY Letter 7: LOVE is the Two Great Commandments

When asked the greatest commandment, Jesus answered: “…Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself” (Matthew 22:37-39). Loving God, ourselves, and our neighbors is at the […]

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