Case 826


When I was twenty-seven years old, I met the girl who is now my girlfriend and my future wife. But there’s something about me that she doesn’t know. At work I met a girl, and we ended up going too far sexually several times, until I realized that what we were doing was wrong.... I have shown a lot of respect for my girlfriend by not engaging in a physical relationship, but I was sinning [...]

Case 825

Responsibilities of children, Romantic Relationships/Courtship (Incompatibility)|

I am twenty-six years old, and for two years I have been in a secret romantic relationship with a man who is eleven years older than I am. My mother... in her effort to protect me, won’t allow me to make my own decisions.... She doesn’t accept that I want to be independent and have a boyfriend. My boyfriend asked me to marry him... but my mother won’t accept me moving out of the house. [...]

Case 824


I am twenty-four years old. About two and a half years ago I began to follow Christ, but I have not been able to stop sinning. I feel very sad because I no longer want to be an inconsistent person. I feel depressed, and I don’t know what to do because every time I sin I feel very badly. I want to know how to get closer to God. I want to be honest, to [...]

Case 823


I’ve been married for almost four years. My husband has two daughters from a previous relationship. His mother helped him with the older girl and, before we were married, he left the younger one with the girl’s mother. But when we got married, he brought the younger one to live with us. She was nine years old at that time. The daughter who lives with us has not been disciplined nor taught to obey. My [...]

Case 822

Responsibilities of children|

I had always hoped that my future wife would love my parents, and she did before we were married. But ever since the day of wedding preparation, relationships went south. My parents had disagreements with my in-laws, causing my wife to start harboring resentment toward my parents... and things went from bad to worse on our wedding day.... When I argue with my wife, it is always about my parents. I would like to honor [...]

Case 821

Depression / Anxiety / Panic|

I had an open relationship with a divorced man.... We went out for two years, but because there was no formal commitment, I decided to end it. He went on to other women... [and then] came back to me; but because I rebuffed him, he decided to take me against my will... [and] tried to kill me.... Since then, I am afraid to leave the house.... The situation has affected my health, so I have [...]

Case 820

Social Media/Internet|

I would like to receive information about how to overcome an addiction to social media. Dear Friend, Your request is a timely one, as this subject is a current topic of research around the world. Scientists, medical professionals, and even attorneys have a keen interest in this information, and academics in many fields debate whether the word “addiction” can be appropriately applied to people who have made significant changes in their daily lives in order [...]

Case 819


I have been living with a guy for three years, and we have a two-year-old daughter together.... About a year ago I reconciled with God, and I’ve been going to a church.... The problem is that, since I’m not married, I’m committing the sin of fornication and I don’t want to keep offending God by doing it. I have told my partner that we can’t continue living together.... He says that I’m a fanatic and [...]

Case 818

Marriage (Adultery/Infidelity), Social Media/Internet|

Three months ago I found out that my wife had been unfaithful to me.... We have a three-year-old daughter, so when my wife asked me to forgive her, I did and I told her that I would trust her again. But when I asked her to let me look at her social media accounts, she said no because that was private, and that my behavior was excessively toxic. What advice can you give me? Dear [...]