Case 766

Social Media/Internet|

I met a girl on an online dating application. She is six years younger than I am. In the beginning, everything was just friendly. However, within two weeks we became intimate....   One day, in casual conversation, she started telling me about her past.... Something inside me sounded an alarm, so I decided to investigate. To my great surprise, I discovered that she had told me several lies.... I have never known a bigger liar [...]

Case 765

Responsibilities of children|

My father married a young woman who is thirty-eight years younger than he. She doesn’t allow him to have any relationship with his children from his deceased first wife, that is, my mother....   Recently my youngest brother had emergency surgery.... He was in critical condition... but my father doesn’t want to go visit him.... When I learned about this, I was so distraught that my blood pressure went up and I had to get [...]

Case 764

Bad Habits|

I’ve been smoking marijuana since I was fifteen. When I was twenty-five, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord, and my life changed; but for some reason, a year and a half after giving up marijuana, I gave in and went back to smoking it. Since that time, I haven’t been able to quit.... I try and try, but I can’t. I’ve kept it a secret.... I go to church normally, but I [...]

Case 763

Romantic Relationships/Courtship (Chastity/Moral Values)|

I am eighteen years old... and have a girlfriend.... We both attend the university.... I want our relationship to have a purpose: to end in marriage. I don’t want to play with her feelings, but I also don’t want to do things that are immoral. My question is: What should I as a man do to avoid any temptation that could lead us to sin?   We talked about meeting in a place where we [...]

Case 762

Bad Habits|

Since his teenage years, my husband has had problems with drugs, alcohol, and delinquency.... After our daughter was born, he went into rehab and got clean. However, after our son was born, he started using drugs again and had a daughter with another woman.... He came back repentant, and I forgave him. Until some time ago he was doing well, but then he started using again and, even though he said he was going to [...]

Case 761

Depression / Anxiety / Panic, Illness|

I am forty years old. Almost three years ago I started to get sick. Many doctors examined me and ordered many tests. But all the test results came back normal and nothing changed. That led to me falling into a depression and undergoing a horrific treatment by a psychiatrist. In great desperation, and because of bad advice from others, I then resorted to consulting a witch doctor. But it was just a scam. Nothing changed. [...]

Case 760

Death / Grief|

My mother died a few months ago, and I’m not sure if I grieved for her. Since that time, I have noticed a significant change in my personality. My behavior and actions have changed so much that I have come to the point of not showing respect to my family.... I am afraid, sad, and furious because I don’t know how to change or get rid of these attitudes that have caused me to lose [...]

Case 759

Sexual Abuse / Rape|

 A little more than a year ago, a sixty-five-year-old man that I know invited me to have coffee with him, and I thought that it was a friendly gesture.... But as we were walking to the coffee shop, he forced me into his car.... He took me to his house, where he drugged me and raped me....   In view of this situation, I filed rape charges against him.... But I have received insulting phone [...]

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 [...]