"LILY Pod" is a production of "Love in Later Years," an organization dedicated to ministering to mid-singles and later married couples. This show discusses issues such as dating and relationships, personal development, single parenting, remarrying, blended families, and lifestyle tips for the middle aged and beyond.
Jeff & Cathy discuss the genesis of their book "Intentional Courtship" (soon to be released) and principles for obtaining personal peace, making progress with dating, and ultimately creating an eternal marriage.
Jeff & Cathy ask prominent Latter-day Saint sex therapist, Jennifer Finlayson-Fife, how mid-singles can heal from sexual problems in previous marriages and navigate sexual desires in dating relationships. Jennifer artfully expresses the importance of self-reflection regarding past relationships in order to intentionally create a healthy courtship and future marriage. Maturity requires accepting our sexuality as a good part of ourselves, valuing our capacity for pleasure, and making integrity based choices that are in harmony with who we want to be.
Jeff & Cathy discuss using the power of intention to consciously act in our best interest instead of falling prey to destructive impulses. This principle can empower us to create connected relationships and achieve other life-enhancing goals.
Jeff and Cathy talk about the importance of respectful authenticity in dating, and having empathy for the feelings our dating partners. Fair play leads to deeper and more connected relationships, and it is the right thing to do.
Jeff and Cathy discuss the first church wide devotional for single adults over the age of 30 in a Face to Face with Relief Society President Jean Bingham, Sister Sharon Eubank, and Elder Neil L. Anderson.
Tim & Annie Bishop join Jeff & Cathy to discuss their former relationship and life struggles and the miracles that brought them together in their middle years. This is a story of hope, wisdom and profound faith.
The episode artwork depicts Tim & Annie's hands and represents the seed they planted when they were joined in marriage. The artwork is an original drawing by Tim Bishop, all rights reserved.
Jeff & Cathy discuss the challenges and blessings of mid-single life. As highlighted in our most recent General Conference, single adults have now become the majority in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.