By Jeff & Cathy Teichert
"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.
45. The Serenity Prayer
Jeff & Cathy discuss how the Serenity Prayer has a special application for mid-singles.
November 30, 2021
44. The Lord's Prayer
Jeff & Cathy apply the elements of The Lord's Prayer to mid-single life.
November 23, 2021
43. Rising Like a Phoenix
Jeff & Cathy discuss how to achieve peace, personal growth, and loving relationships out of tragedy and painful loss.
November 19, 2021
42. Personal Restoration is a Process
Jeff & Cathy discuss the process of personal restoration when we feel shattered by grief and loss, as well as our need for daily rejuvenation.
November 12, 2021
41. Hurry and Wait!
Jeff & Cathy discuss the blessings that come from intentional action combined with patience in the Lord's timetable for finding your eternal companion. On the day of this episode, our listeners can hurry and order our newly released book, "Intentional Courtship" on Amazon, and then patiently wait for it to arrive! :-)
November 5, 2021
40. Healing & Thriving with Dr. Sean Brotherson
Jeff & Cathy interview Dr. Sean Brotherson, Family Science Professor and former Bishop, who offers valuable insights for single parents regarding self-care, creating a supportive social network, and healing from trauma. Discover the antidotes for the "four horsemen of the sexual apocalypse," Sean's special formula. This podcast is valuable for mid-singles and married couples alike.
October 29, 2021
39. Sober Confidence
Jeff & Cathy define humility and discuss how it can help us overcome the fear that arises from being human and experiencing things we can't control.
October 22, 2021
38. The Illusion of Control
Jeff & Cathy discuss the perils of believing we have more control over our circumstances than we really do, and the power of intentionally focusing on the things we can influence.
October 14, 2021
37. Strong Families Come in all Shapes and Sizes
Jeff & Cathy preview their presentation for the Fall Conference of the Foundation for Family Life of Utah.
October 7, 2021
36. Conference Tidbits
Jeff & Cathy highlight teachings from the most recent General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with application for mid-singles and later-married couples.
October 5, 2021
35. The Divorce Decision
We live in a religious culture where we receive lots of advice about how to go about getting married. There is almost no defined process for deciding about divorce (if that becomes necessary). Jeff & Cathy discuss a simple formula for wisely considering divorce.
October 1, 2021
34. Thoughtful Labeling
Jeff & Cathy discuss the power of words to create our reality, and the impact of the labels we give ourselves and others.
September 28, 2021
33. Learning to Breathe Again with Lark Galley
Jeff discusses the process of grief, healing, and finding hope after tragic loss with author and consultant Lark Galley. Her book is entitled, "Learning to Breathe Again."
September 24, 2021
32. Dating is Like Gardening
Jeff & Cathy glean lessons about dating and relationships from sowing, nurturing, and harvesting a garden.
September 17, 2021
31. Brightness of Hope with Graciela Moore
Jeff & Cathy, together with certified life coach Graciela Moore, discuss how to develop and maintain a perfect brightness of hope--especially in trying times.
September 10, 2021
30. The Truth About Negative People
Jeff & Cathy discuss why it is so easy to be negative and what we can do about it.
September 3, 2021
29. A Mid-Singles Guide to Pairing Up
Jeff & Cathy explore the art of pairing up as relationships deepen and become more serious, ultimately leading to a joyful eternal marriage.
August 27, 2021
28. A Mid-Singles Guide to Progress
Jeff & Cathy discuss how to move forward in dating and in life, as related to the second part of their book "Intentional Courtship" (coming soon, fall of 2021).
August 20, 2021
27. A Mid-Singles Guide to Peace
Jeff & Cathy discuss how to obtain peace and healing in the wake of personal tragedy and create a joyful life on purpose.
August 13, 2021
26. Intentional Courtship
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.
August 6, 2021
25. The Truth About Positive People
Jeff & Cathy discuss how positive people create themselves to be optimistic on purpose.
August 1, 2021
24. Wisdom from Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife for Mid-Singles
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.
July 24, 2021
23. Relationships and Risk in the Mid-Single World
Jeff & Cathy explore the folly of trying to find love without risk, how to feel safe taking meaningful risks in dating, and the importance of being vulnerable to create connected relationships.
July 20, 2021
22. The Power of Intention
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.
July 16, 2021
21. Freedom from Hatred with Paul & Collette Pulsipher
Jeff & Cathy discuss freedom from hatred with Paul & Collette Pulsipher on their "Stepping into Freedom" Podcast.
July 10, 2021
20. Joy in Direction (Not Perfection)
Jeff & Cathy discuss how to cultivate joy in purposeful direction, without getting trapped in perfectionism.
July 2, 2021
19. The Power of Letting Go
Are you holding on to something that is hurting you? If so, this episode contains an important message about how to let it go.
June 30, 2021
18. Respect and Fair Play
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.
June 28, 2021
Jeff & Cathy discuss the importance of self-image in living a happy life and creating healthy relationships.
June 25, 2021
16. Pursuit of Excellence
Jeff & Cathy explore the pursuit of personal and relationship excellence as part of one's overall pursuit of happiness.
June 24, 2021
15. Sheri Braithwaite and the Dating Olympics
Jeff & Cathy discuss Sheri Braithwaite's journey as a mid-single, recovery from divorce, and why someone who "hates" dating created the Dating Olympics.
June 14, 2021
14. The First Church Wide Devotional for Mid-Singles
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.
June 14, 2021
13. Miracles that Brought Us Together with Tim & Annie Bishop
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.
June 12, 2021
12. Divorce Stories
Jeff & Cathy discuss divorce stories and how they impact perspectives on life, emotional well-being, and the development of future relationships.
June 4, 2021
11. Our F-SEEBO Model
Jeff & Cathy discuss how shifting our stories can elevate our energy and emotions, naturally creating new behaviors and desired outcomes.
May 31, 2021
10. Get REAL with Amy Nielson Biesinger
Jeff and Cathy explore with mid-single mom and "Get REAL Foundation" co-founder, Amy Nielson Biesinger, dealing with depression and loss, dating as a mid-single parent, and co-parenting after divorce.
May 21, 2021
9. Elevating Energy from Grief to Gratitude
Jeff & Cathy discuss how shifting emotions with intentional thought work can take us from our lowest vibration to our highest.
May 17, 2021
8. The Power of Thought
Jeff & Cathy discuss light, truth, knowledge, agency, and the power of thought as taught in the scriptures and other inspired literature.
May 6, 2021
7. Dating Etiquette for Mid-Singles and Married Couples
Jeff & Cathy discuss preparing for dates and creating connection as mid-singles and married couples.
May 3, 2021
6. Cultivating Love for Thy Neighbor
Jeff and Cathy discuss how the second great commandment can bless our lives as we take our love for God and self and share it generously with all of humanity.
April 29, 2021
5. Cultivating Love for Thy Self
Jeff and Cathy discuss how the second great commandment can bless our lives as we take responsibility for our own well-being by intentionally cultivating self love and self care.
April 29, 2021
4. Cultivating Love for Thy God
Jeff and Cathy discuss how the first great commandment blesses our lives, and practical ways to cultivate a personal relationship with God.
April 28, 2021
3. Relationship Priority Order
Jeff and Cathy discuss how prioritizing our relationships with God, self, spouse, children, and others can affect compatibility with our current or future spouses and our overall happiness in life.
April 28, 2021
2. God is Love, So Are We
God is love and we are created in His image so we can BE love too. How loving energy can transform your life and relationships.
April 23, 2021
1. The Silent Majority
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.
April 22, 2021
April 21, 2021
April 21, 2021