Q&As

Inactive Child

Internet Pornography

My husband confessed that he’d been engaging in Internet porn for several months. I feel totally crushed. It’s so hard to know what to do. Please give me some perspective.

Jobless Spouse

My husband is showing no initiative to find a job. I'm not sure how much longer I can take this. I love my husband with all my heart, and I just want to resolve this problem.

Late Discipline

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?

Learning to Rate Your Emotions

Our daughter seems to live from one crises to another.  Every problem is the “worst thing that could ever happen to anybody” and she can become emotional and fall apart over the smallest disappointment or setback.  What can we do to help her be less emotional?

Leave and Cleave

My wife and I struggle over the topic of loyalty to each other verses our relationship with each other's family.

Leaving a Legacy for Your Children

I grew up in a negative home where it seems like nothing I ever did was quite good enough. Love was expressed in the form of criticism and it’s impacted who I am as a person and a parent. What can I do to make sure I don’t leave that legacy for my kids?

Life Adjustments

We just moved to a new town. My daughter will be in 6th grade; my son will be in 9th grade. How can I help them adjust?

Live-in Father-in-law

My wife’s 92-year-old father moved in with us three years ago after his wife died. We do most everything together—at Pop’s speed. Any advice on how to see my way through this circumstance?

Live-in Sister-in-law

I love my sister-in-law –and I’d love to see her get her own place. My husband and I have no intimacy or privacy. She has no social life, so she’s always around. What can I do?

Looking for Signs of Depression

Over the past several months we’ve noticed a significant behavior change in our 9-year-old son.  He just seems more depressed but we can’t think of any reason why he might be depressed.  Should we be alarmed and what can we do?

Loving Discipline

I give her options about unimportant things, such as what she will wear to school, but I put my foot down when she refuses to wear her coat on a cold day. Nevertheless, she persists and we end up in a terrible battle of wills. How can I make her obey without breaking her spirit?

Loving Your Husband

How do I love my husband?

Loving Your Wife

How do I love my wife?

Maintaining Close Relationship with Your Adolescent

We have three young children ages 6, 9 and 11. We want to do whatever we can to make sure that these great relationships we now enjoy will carry over into their adolescence. Any suggestions?

Making an Impact in Your Teens Life

Since our two children have become teenagers our marriage and family life has become much more discouraging and difficult. Sometimes it seems like we have absolutely no impact on what our kids think, say or do. How can we make sure that we’re making a difference?

Managing Adolescent Withdrawal

Our teenage son has become more withdrawn and isolated in the past few months. Is this normal? Is it something to be concerned about? How can we help?

Marriage after Children

After spending years praying for a child, God gave us a wonderful little girl. Unfortunately, our precious daughter has changed our marriage in some unexpected ways that have become scary for us. Any suggestions on how to navigate these new waters?

Marriage and Life after a Child

It’s been six months since the long-awaited and much-anticipated birth of our first child. We love the Lord, we love each other and we love our precious son, however, we’ve never had a harder time in our marriage. Is this normal and what can we do to make things better?

Mealtime Chaos

We’re both frustrated by our lack of quality family mealtimes together. Our three kids are 11, 14 and 16 and our family meals, when we’re able to have them, are rarely enjoyable. Any suggestions?

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