May 18, 2021
LILY Letter 6: Agency and Acceptance

It is a self-evident truth that, in the realm of human relationships, agency will always create the opportunity for truly irreconcilable differences. During our long-term marriages, we believed we would always be able to think of an acceptable alternative to divorce, no matter what problem arose. However, in both of our cases, the decision was our spouse's. At […]

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May 11, 2021
LILY Letter 5: Anniversary Gift - Introducing LILY Pod

We were married and sealed in the Provo City Center Temple on May 11, 2018. For our anniversary this year, which happens to fall on a Tuesday when we send these LILY Letters out each week, we are pleased to share with you our new Love in Later Years production: "LILY Pod." We’ve been working […]

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May 4, 2021
LILY Letter 4: Single Parents are Super Heroes

This is Cathy in Southern Utah as a mid-single. For many years, she was a single mother to two young boys. Can being a single parent feel heavy? Does it require superhero strength and stamina? It absolutely does at times. It can feel as daunting as holding up this gigantic rock. Fortunately, we have a […]

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April 27, 2021
LILY Letter 3: For Mid-Singles Waiting on the Lord

Elder Gerrit W. Gong spoke about single adult members of the Church in April Conference: "During this life, we sometimes wait upon the Lord. We may not yet be where we hope and wish to be in the future. A devout sister says, 'Waiting faithfully upon the Lord for His blessings is a holy position. […]

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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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April 13, 2021
LILY Letter 1: The Dawning of a New Day for Latter-day Saint Mid-Singles

At our recent General Conference, President M. Russell Ballard and Elder Gerrit W. Gong both highlighted the fact that a majority of adult members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are now unmarried, widowed, or divorced. Among other things, Elder Gong emphasized that, “Our standing before the Lord and in His Church […]

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