Case 758

Marriage (Adultery/Infidelity)|

I have been married for seven years... but I’ve felt tempted many times by other women... and have become an adulterer. No matter how hard I try, I can’t manage to desire my wife exclusively, and that keeps me from being right with God. Help me! Dear Friend,   It is good that you are asking for help. But you don’t say if your wife knows about your adultery. If she doesn’t know yet, it’s [...]

Case 757

Cohabitation|

I have been in a relationship with a guy for seven years. (Before I was with this man, I was married to another.) He is a good man and a good father, but frequently he brings up my past and insinuates that I committed questionable acts.... I feel offended, so I defend myself; but he says that, if it’s not true, I shouldn’t be offended....   That makes me wonder if he really does value, [...]

Case 756

Adoption of Children|

I have a wife and a five-year-old son.... My wife is pregnant with our second child. Also living with us are three girls whose parents abandoned them. We provide food and shelter for the girls....   One of them got pregnant, but she doesn’t love and hardly knows the boy with whom she conceived the baby. She doesn’t want to give birth to the child, and he will not take responsibility as the biological father. [...]

Case 755

Absentee Parents|

Three years ago my only child was born.... Everything was great until my daughter’s mother decided to live in another country, claiming that nothing would change in terms of my relationship with my daughter.   After a few months the problems began. She was always too busy to allow me to communicate with my daughter.... But she would say that it didn’t really matter because she was sending me photos and videos. Even so, I [...]

Case 754

Adolescents (Discipline/Instruction/Care), Adult children|

A few months ago my elder daughter, who is twenty-five... told me that she was moving out to live on her own. Later I found out that she had a boyfriend and had been sleeping at his house. That broke my heart into pieces, and I didn’t see her or talk to her for several months....   Now my younger daughter, who is seventeen... started attending the university.... I discovered on her mobile phone that [...]

Case 753

Guilt|

I had an excellent relationship with God. Every day I would pray when I got up in the morning and again before I went to bed. But as time went by, everything changed because I moved to the city on account of work. From that moment on I left the church....   My life has gone from bad to worse. I try not to sin... but then I sin anyway. Before long, I start doing [...]

Case 752

Cohabitation|

I had a daughter with a man who is a member of another church that I daresay is a cult. Before long I came to understand the magnitude of the consequences....   We still don’t live together. He insists that we should establish a home together and find a balance in our religions.... I often think that I should go live with him and make a home, but I am afraid that God would not [...]

Case 751

Adolescents (Discipline/Instruction/Care)|

I am thirty-five and my daughter is eleven. Her mother and I broke up when she was three years old.... I have concentrated on my daughter and the conflicts after separating from her mother, so I have never gotten into a new relationship. But my daughter is beginning adolescence now, and she doesn’t want to spend much time with me.   I have made some attempts to start over, but women aren’t interested in me [...]

Case 750

Social Media/Internet|

I joined a social media site so that I could meet friends. There I saw the profile of a man that looked like a good person.   He invited me to the beach on the weekend.... We listened to a concert for a couple of hours.... At nightfall, we went to where he had parked his car.... That’s when what I didn’t want happened.... He started touching me even though I told him that it [...]