Case 775

Death / Grief|

Eight years ago the father of my children committed suicide.... I was very unhappy, so I had decided to leave him and take my children.... He was unfaithful to me and hurt me a lot. That night that it happened he said that he wished I were dead. I was really scared because I could see evil in his eyes. He told me he was going to take his own life, but I didn’t take [...]

Case 774

Romantic Relationships/Courtship (Uncertainty/Doubt)|

I am twenty-six years old. I was in a relationship with a woman that began three years ago and ended five months ago. The reason we broke up was that I wasn’t sure if I should take the next step of getting engaged because I still didn’t know my sweetheart that well. Now I feel that I love her very much, but she has another boyfriend now. I feel guilty. What do you advise me [...]

Case 773

Marriage (Indifference/Expression of Affection)|

I have been married for twelve years and have one son. My husband and I were happy up until he met one of our neighbors. He now spends all his time with her and pays no attention to me. He’s been acting so cold toward me that it feels like I’m no longer important to him.   I love him, but what can I do so that he’ll change? He doesn’t listen to us anymore. [...]

Case 772

Depression / Anxiety / Panic|

Not long ago, I fell into anxiety and depression.... I tried to force myself to focus on what I had to do, but I couldn’t.... While I was suffering from anxiety and depression, even my prayers lacked faith....   Two months ago, after I felt better, I began to examine myself in the light of God’s Word because my life wasn’t truly reflecting the character of Christ.... In those moments questions crossed my mind such [...]

Case 771

Work|

I am thankful to God for my job, but lately the stress is eating me up. I feel like I am being burdened down with too much work. I spoke to my boss, but he is not at all understanding.   I don’t sleep enough, and even my temperament is changing.... My studies cost a great deal, and I was able to find a job within my profession. But I don’t want to get sick.... [...]

Case 770

Abuse|

It all started when I was four years old. I remember my mother whipping me with a leather strap with such force that my legs would end up scarred.... The punishments were always severe, applied with rage and accompanied by threats and even rejection sometimes....   When I was alone, I would hurt myself physically, masochist style, and that would calm me down. My compulsion to hurt myself has helped me to relieve day-to-day stress [...]

Case 769

Infatuation/Falling in Love|

For a year I gave my love to a man. There is a ten-year difference in our ages. I took him to my house, and everyone knew that I was in love with him, but he never asked me to be his girlfriend. That made me break up with him, and now I feel guilty because I think that he did love me.... Do you think that I made the right decision? Dear Friend,   [...]

Case 768

Absentee Parents|

Three years ago I met a woman. We didn’t have a good relationship, but we decided to have a child anyway. Eight months after our baby boy was born, the arguments and conflicts caused us to decide to separate.... We were never married....   Later I started going out with another woman and we weren’t careful when we had relations, so she ended up pregnant. She is not a Christian and my previous partner wasn’t [...]

Case 767

Guilt, Repentance|

For the past three years I have been in a relationship with an extraordinary woman that I intend to marry. Recently I went with some friends to an erotic club.... A girl who worked there offered me a private dance that involves touching her, and I did it.... But I did not have sexual relations with her.... I only touched her body, and then ran out of there because I felt very dirty.... I’m really [...]