Q&As

"Single" Spouse

My wife is a flight attendant and is gone a lot from home. The problem is when she is home, she goes into what I call “single mode.” So instead of us dealing with issues together, she makes her own decisions, spends a lot of time by herself, and doesn’t make the adjustment of being “wife.”

"Swimmers" Test Porn

My husband and I are having difficulty getting pregnant. Should my husband think only of me when “giving his sample?” And are those realistic solutions?

Absent Father

When he gets home, he immediately changes clothes and parks himself in front of the TV. I’ve asked him to help, but his response is, “I need to unwind. I worked hard today.” And I didn’t? I’m tired of not having any downtime—and of my husband not helping around the house. How can I get him to start helping out?

Acceptable Pornography?

My husband enjoys looking at pornography. His excuse is that I am the problem. Am I crazy for wanting my husband to look only at me naked?

Adult Children

Nobody warned me how tough it would be to be a parent to young adults. My one concern is with my eldest. Right now he's just working one part-time job, when previously he's had two jobs plus college. It's very hard to see him sitting around all day playing video games when the Lord has gifted him with so many talents. To see him not contributing is SO hard. What can a Mom do?

Anger and Parenting

One year ago, I was divorced, and while it affected all three of the kids, my 12-year-old daughter has been on an emotional roller coaster. She is a wonderful student, gets great grades, her teachers love her and she has several friends that call her frequently. It is only at home that she is defiant, argumentative, and rebellious. She is angry most of the time. I love her and want to help her, but I find myself getting angry in response to her anger and think that I may be doing more harm than good. Please help me!

Anger toward Spouse

My wife’s addiction to clutter is cheating us out of deeper intimacy in our relationship because I'm always angry and as a result detached. I'm overwhelmed by the mess! What can I do?

Annoying Spouse

My husband has extremely annoying social behavior that tends to turn people off. I have tried to start friendships with other couples that seem promising until they meet my husband, then the friendship fizzes. What can I do to help?

Attraction

My husband and I have been married for six years. While I really love him and am still attracted to him, I'm also attracted to another man.

Bonding with Step-Children

I'm a step-father to three kids. I love my wife and I love these kids, but I'm about to burn out. What am I doing wrong?

Busy Spouse

My wife is in school—and when she isn’t in class, she’s either sleeping or doing her homework. I feel that she doesn’t make any time for me or our marriage. It seems the only time she really pays attention to me is when we have company. I’ve brought up my feelings before, but it only leads to fights. What should I do?

Chatty Husband

Whenever my husband talks to his family on the phone or in person, he tells them too many things. I have spoken to my husband about this and he says he understands my feelings, but he continues talking too much. What else can I do?

Chatty Wife

My wife tends to talk too much about things I feel are our business. I’ve spoken to her about it, but she doesn’t think it’s a big deal. Am I making too much over this?

Child Responsibility

My 11-year-old son tends to blame others or circumstances whenever he is caught in misbehavior, embarrassed because he didn’t do something right, or just feeling inadequate. How can I teach him to own up to his mistakes and take responsibility for them?

Children's Privacy

My 15-year-old daughter jealously guards her privacy and I want to respect that. At the same time, I feel the need to know what she is up to. Is there a way to do both?

Christian Values after Divorce

My wife left me for another man and is living with him. She and I share custody of our 15-year-old daughter. That means my daughter is constantly exposed to this ungodly lifestyle. How do I communicate that her mothers’ living situation is wrong without sounding like an angry ex-husband criticizing his wife?

Church Division

Recently, my husband decided to leave our church because he said he doesn’t feel spiritually led there anymore. I see this as a division in our family because I haven’t heard God tell me to leave our church and go with my husband. Any advice?

Clean Rooms

She likes to look nice when we go out, but when we get home, she just throws her stuff on the floor. I'd really like her to keep her room neat and to learn to organize. Is this a battle worth fighting, or should we just let it go and close the door?

Cleanliness in Children

My son just won't keep his room clean. Is this a battle worth fighting? Should I just close the door?

Close Mother-in-law

My wife and I have been married three years, and we live a couple hundred miles from our parents. She talks to her mom every day on the phone, and when we visit her parents, it’s as if I don’t even exist—she and her mom go off in their own little clique. Is this a normal woman thing, or am I too defensive?

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