September 21, 2021
LILY Letter 24: Nurturing Seeds of Love

A wise marriage counselor once said to compare the seed of faith in Alma 32 to the seed of love. When we’ve been hurt by a past relationship, it may be difficult to try again. This illustrates how love can grow: “. . . exercise a particle of [love], yea, even if ye can no […]

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September 14, 2021
LILY Letter 23: Hope in Christ

We seem to need heroes—larger than life figures who come to the rescue in moments of peril. George Washington was America's first big celebrity and every portrait artist in America wanted to paint him. George got tired of posing so Jean-Antoine Houdon used a plaster cast to make a life mask to loan to painters. […]

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September 7, 2021
LILY Letter 22: Promises God Didn't Keep?

Many times have we heard divorced mid-singles express deep disappointment over the loss of a marriage saying, "I did everything I was supposed to. I went on a mission. I married a returned missionary in the temple. I kept the law of chastity before I was married and after. I paid my tithing and accepted […]

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August 31, 2021
LILY Letter 21: The Art of Pairing Up

Intentional Courtship: A Mid-Singles Guide to Peace, Progress and Pairing Up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is divided up into 3 sections. “Part Three: Pairing Up—Getting Serious” includes the last six chapters, which explore the complexities and intricacies of dating after your twenties and how to be very intentional about finding […]

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August 24, 2021
LILY Letter 20: Progress After Loss

Intentional Courtship: A Mid-Singles Guide to Peace, Progress and Pairing Up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is divided up into 3 sections. “Part Two: Progress—Adventures in Dating” includes the middle six chapters, which focus on the beginning of intentionally courting to find your future and forever companion. When we each went […]

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August 17, 2021
LILY Letter 19: Finding Peace

Intentional Courtship: A Mid-Singles Guide to Peace, Progress and Pairing Up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is about so much more than dating. Our book is divided up into 3 sections. “Part One: Peace—Laying a Foundation” includes the first eight chapters, which are dedicated to finding peace with whatever challenges have […]

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August 10, 2021
LILY Letter 18: The Truth About Positive People

Many of us may assume at times that positive people have life handed to them, that they are positive because their circumstances are favorable. But perhaps it is just as much the other way around--that their circumstances are favorable because they are positive people. Positive people tend to attract positive circumstances. They also tend to […]

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August 3, 2021
LILY Letter 17: Wisdom from a Sex Therapist

Sex is a vital part of a thriving marriage. Most of us, including mid-singles, know or sense that. Most know that sexual intimacy is a sacred gift, and that is why we reserve it for our most sacred and special relationship in life. But often our way of teaching these principles can be profoundly negative. […]

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July 27, 2021
LILY Letter 16: Risks Worth Taking

You cannot find love without risk. This is a fundamental law of nature. Ultimately, the games we play in dating are all attempts to violate this law. You might ask your friend to talk to the person and see if they can tease out a revelation about that person’s feelings for you, without telling the […]

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