Lili De Hoyos Anderson is a first generation American. Her mother is French and her father is Mexican. She was born in a little border town in Texas, but her family soon moved to the Midwest, where she grew up in Michigan and Indiana. When she started high school, both her parents began teaching at BYU, so the family moved to Provo and she graduated from Provo High School.
Sister Anderson attended BYU and graduated in Sociology. Social science runs in the family. Both her parents are retired professors of Sociology and her husband, Chris Anderson, is also a social worker with LDS Family Services. After almost 20 years of being a full-time homemaker, Sister Anderson completed her own Masters in Social Work degree. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has a full-time private practice in individual, marriage and family counseling. (For information about counseling services, contact her through this website.) Later, Sister Anderson completed her PhD in Marriage and Family at BYU and for several years taught part-time there for the School of Family Life.
The Andersons have eight children. They are affectionately referred to as the “Alphabet Kids” because their names are Adam, Bethany, Caitlin, Dominic, Eden, Faith, Graydon, and Harper. The Andersons now have twenty-two grandchildren and have three more due in early 2013.
Sister Anderson is an avid reader. She also enjoys sewing, music, quilting, making stained glass windows, and photography — none of which she currently has time for. She has published in the ENSIGN and in various books and journals. She taught part-time for the BYU School of Family Life for several years after completing her doctorate. She wrote her first book at the request of the BYU students taking her class on the Family Proclamation. The book, FAMILY FOUNDATIONS, is about healthy individual adjustment and marriage and family principles. This August, Sister Anderson’s second book, CHOOSING GLORY, will be released. This second book takes one chapter in FAMILY FOUNDATIONS on the Three Realms Perspective and develops the idea, applying the perspective to individual life choices, dating, spouse selection, marriage, parenting, and personal progression.
The Anderson family has lived in Oklahoma, Chicago and for 15 years in Las Vegas, where they mostly raised their family. In Las Vegas, Sister Anderson taught both early morning seminary and two Adult Religion classes for several years. Her greatest love, after the gospel and her family, is teaching.
Sister Anderson got elected as president of AMCAP (Association of Mormon Counselor And Psychotherapists), a worldwide organization and has been serving in that position since fall of 2011.
Sister Anderson presents often at professional conferences and church groups. If you are interested in having Brother and/or Sister Anderson present at your event, please contact us through this website.