Case 668

Responsibilities of children|

I received a friend request on Facebook from my father, whom I have not heard from for the past thirty years. When I was seven, he abandoned us for another woman and the family that he made with her. I overheard him asking my mother to tell us that he was dead and that we should forget him. We never searched for him, and I have already forgiven him; but I’m not the least bit [...]

Case 667

Work|

For a while I’ve been feeling that I’m being treated unjustly at work. Several detrimental decisions have been made regarding my work, which I believe are due to my having responded honestly, and negatively, on a survey about my boss’ interaction and communication with me. I’ve been a good worker, I never miss a day, and I’ve even stopped reporting overtime after working extra hours. I have always done my job with painstaking care and [...]

Case 666

In-laws, Marriage (Conflicts/Insults)|

I am the mother of two beautiful children and have been married for twelve years. But I have resentment in my heart against my husband. We lived with my in-laws for ten years. They treated me very badly: my father-in-law as an alcoholic, and my mother-in-law as a gossip and troublemaker. My husband never took up for me, and never did a thing to get us out of there.... Now we live on our own, [...]

Case 665

Abuse|

A few months ago, I moved to another country to live with my father. I am twenty-two years old, and my parents divorced twenty years ago.... My father is now with another woman, but he continues to loathe my mother. Ever since I moved in with him... he has become very violent. He hasn’t actually hit me, because my stepmother has intervened; but he has said that, if he wants to, just like he brought [...]

Case 664

Repentance|

My wife and I have been separated for two years. We have a two and a half-year-old daughter. It hurts when I visit my daughter and have to leave her again to return to my own home. I have wanted God to change my heart and help me not to feel resentment and unforgiveness. But I realize that even though I read the Bible, meditate on it, and pray, there is no change in me.... [...]

Case 663

Child Abuse / Rape, Forgiveness|

When I was five years old, my mother got together with a man that she met at her workplace. As the months went by, he began to sexually abuse me. I told my mother twice, but she never did anything about it. Instead, she married the man and had a child with him. Now I am twenty-six years old and I feel an enormous amount of resentment in my heart. I know that she’s my [...]

Case 662

Child Abuse / Rape|

Caso 662 My childhood was not a good one. I was sexually abused by my father when I was eight years old. Now, tragically, I followed in his footsteps and did the same thing to my daughter. I am now serving a sentence for what I did. I feel guilty and hate myself for what happened. Is it true that God won’t forgive a sexual offender? Why did I relive that shamefulness? Why did the [...]

Case 661

Widowhood|

I became a widower four years ago. I was left with two sons, one who is thirty-two years old and married, and the other who is twenty-six and single. Six months ago, I got engaged to a forty-year-old woman because I don’t want to be alone. But my twenty-six-year-old son still lives at home, and he is a little difficult. I want to know if I have done the right thing. Dear Friend, Thank you [...]

Case 660

Hypocrisy|

I have belonged to a certain religion all of my life, but I don’t want to go back because some people there won’t take “no” for an answer. This bothers me a lot. To have a healthy relationship with God is it necessary to belong to a specific religion? Dear Friend, Religious groups and churches are sometimes not very different from many clubs, organizations, or sports’ teams. There are members who would die for what [...]