About Lili

liliLili 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 thirty-one grandchildren and two more are due in early 2018.

Sister Anderson is an avid reader. She also enjoys sewing, music, quilting, making stained glass windows, and photography — little of which she currently has time for. She has published in the ENSIGN and in various books and journals. 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. Her second book, CHOOSING GLORY, is available from Deseret Book.

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 served two terms as president of AMCAP (Association of Mormon Counselor And Psychotherapists), a worldwide organization.

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.

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