Q&As

Computer Addict

He spends most of his time in front of the screen and stays on until late into the night, usually coming to bed between 2 - 3 a.m. Am I being overly sensitive or expecting too much that he come to bed at a decent hour? What do I do?

Confronting Adultry

My husband had an affair with a friend of mine. My husband and I have reconciled. But why do I feel the need to confront this woman? Is this right? What’s the correct way to handle it?

Consistency in Discipline

My husband and I haven't done the greatest job in being consistent in how we discipline our 4-year-old son. Now that we have another child (22 months old), I can see that we've created a problem. Is it too late to start over with our son -- and do you have any tips for how we can do it better this time?

Continuing Affair

My husband is having an affair with a co-worker. At first, he was going to leave and now he told me he wants to stay and that he loves me and the children. What should I do?

Dealing with Depression

I’ve struggled a lot with depression. To make matters worse, I think my husband is ashamed of me and doesn’t think I should seek help. He says I can take care of this without seeking professional or pastoral counseling. What if he’s right?

Detached Spouse

My husband and I just celebrated our first anniversary—but the honeymoon ended long ago. He’s become so detached. He doesn’t want to talk, we spend most of our time doing separate things, we argue more than ever, and he’s lost interest in me sexually. What can I do?

Devotional Time

We have tried and tried to have a devotional time as a couple and with our children. Nothing seems to work. Are there any creative and practical ways to foster spiritual intimacy with my spouse?

Different Interests

We’ve been married nine years, and I find myself wondering what it would be like if I were married to a woman who likes the same things I do. It irritates me that we can’t do anything together. What should I do?

Disagreeing Spouses

My wife and I have problems agreeing on many things. We seem to hold on strongly to our parent’s view. What can we do to start agreeing?

Disciplining Children

My son is extremely strong willed. He throws temper tantrums when he doesn't get his way. I've read all the books and try to be consistent in discipline. What else can I do?

Distant Mother

When I was a kid, I didn’t have a good relationship with my mother. She was a cold and distant disciplinarian, and I didn’t feel like I could talk to her about anything. Now that I’m a mom of two kids, I don’t want to be like that. I want to be more of a friend to my kids than my mom was to me. How can I enforce the rules and still be a “cool” mom?

Distrusting Your Spouse

Divorce and Parenting

My husband and I divorced a little more than a year ago. The kids live with me and visit their dad (and his new wife of three months) every other weekend; and their dad makes an effort to be a part of their lives. Our 8-year-old daughter seems to adjusting OK, but our 10-year-old son is like a new person. Once fun-loving, he's withdrawn and quiet now. I thought this would just be a phase for him, but he doesn't seem to be coming out of it. How can I help my son?

Dreaming

I often have dreams about being unfaithful to my husband. They usually involve a faceless “mystery man” who’s perfect in every way.

Effective Parenting

I love each one of my children and want to be the best mother I can be but at times the task seems overwhelming and I am not sure where to start. Do you have any suggestions?

Emotional Affair

My male friend and I have both had marital problems for a while. We started to meet at lunch to be a source of Christian support for each other. How do we make this right in God’s eyes? Should we confess these feelings to our spouses, even though nothing physical occurred?

Encouraging Activities

Our 12-year-old son loves to sit and watch TV or play on the computer. He doesn't like sports, but we would like to help him find a productive, active hobby. How do we go about this when he's almost a teen?

Expressive Wife

My wife is touchy-feely with several of my guy friends. While I trust her completely--and the guys too for that matter--I'm uneasy about this. Are there any guidelines on what's acceptable?

Extramarital Interest

I recently returned from a two-week business trip, and since returning home, I haven't been the same. While on the trip, I became friends with this man. I am so confused right now. I feel horrible about this. I did not mean for this to happen. I don't know what to do? Is this normal? Please help.

Family Racism

I am in an interracial marriage, and we have just been blessed with a baby. My problem is my wife’s family was trying to separate us, and now they won’t acknowledge our baby. What can I do?

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