Monday, November 9, 2009

Of One Heart by Valerie J. Steimle

My writer friend Valerie Steimle has recently published a book for and about singles in the LDS Church. She gained her experience first-hand after her husband of 25 years passed away suddenly, leaving her to care for their nine children alone. As you can imagine, she entered a whole new, strange world when faced with being single in a two-parent family church. During the years she was single again, she came in contact with so many singles and would listen to their stories and their struggles. This is what prompted her to write the book.

Valerie says, "Whether by divorce, death of a spouse or never married there are challenges to being single in a predominately married world--challenges most people don't realize until they are single themselves."

The book includes tips for singles, those with friends who are single, and church leaders who have single members within their jurisdiction. That about covers all of us, I think.

Here's the link to purchase at

Check out Valerie's other books about the family on her website at


Donna Hatch said...

This sounds like a great book. I've sure been hearing a lot about it, too, so it must be really good. I'll mark it as a 'to be read.'

Rachel Harlin said...

This sounds like a great book! Can't wait to read it!

Anonymous said...

Popularity seems to be growing on this one. Hoping to read it soon.
Barbara B


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