Q&As

Temporary Separation

My wife and I are really struggling with our marriage and we’re just about ready to call it quits. We’re both Christians and we know God hates divorce. Is there ever a time when separation is okay or even a good idea?

Unannounced Visits

My mother-in-law comes to our house unannounced several times a week. I’d like some peace and privacy. What should I do?

Unbalanced Family Time

My husband goes out of his way to spend time with his family—he even admits he’ll stop everything to be with them. When it comes to seeing my family, though, he always has a reason for not being able to spend time with them.

Unequal Parenting

I am a Christian, but my husband is not. We don’t see eye to eye about parenting issues, which makes it difficult to be a team in raising our 6-year-old son. My husband also displays behavior around our son that I disagree with. I’ve tried to talk to him, but he doesn’t see a problem. How can I raise my son to be a godly young man in spite of all this?

Unfinished Projects

My husband keeps starting projects on our home—then doesn’t finish them! Right now, it’s the kitchen. When he comes home from work, he sits in front of the computer or the TV, and gives excuses about why he can’t complete the job. This has been going on for seven months and I can’t take it anymore!

Unhappily Married

I’ve been married 12 years and unhappy for 10 of them. I’ve asked my husband to attend workshops, counseling sessions, and church. He’s just not interested.

Unhelpful Husband

I’m a stay-at-home mother of three children (all under the age of 7). My husband works hard at his job, and I appreciate that; but he doesn’t help out at home with caring for the children or helping with any of the housework. How can I get him to understand the importance of helping me and of spending time with the kids?

Vacationing

On vacation, I like to rise early and plan our day, while my husband would rather lie in bed half the day. By the time he finally gets up, I feel as though we’ve wasted half the day—then I become angry and threaten to leave without him! What can we do?

Verbal Abuse

How much verbal abuse is a woman supposed to take from her husband? I don’t want a divorce, but I don’t want to take the abuse any more either. What should I do?

Wanting Children

My husband doesn’t want to have children with me. He’s mentioned recently that he’s reluctant because he doesn’t feel my mother cares about him and would resent her involvement in our child’s life. What should I do?

Weakened Faith

Three years ago my husband was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. This has struck down his faith and sent him into a deep depression. What should I do?

Work Boundaries

My husband is a workaholic and has trouble setting work-related boundaries. He’s also sensitive to criticism. I know he’s deeply committed to our marriage and family, yet he tends to get distracted by work. How can I help him set aside more time for me and our children?

Working Parents

My husband and I both work full-time jobs that keep us away from our kids more than we’d like. When we do have time together it seems like most of it is focused on taking care of problems that have arisen between them or at school.

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