Case 729

Depression / Anxiety / Panic|

I need help because I don’t know how to find God again. I have always known about God, but due to various situations that have happened in my life, I have gone my own way. I feel that I have lost my spirituality. I pray and don’t feel what I used to feel. It’s like I’m not connecting with God. Before it was very easy, and I was filled with peace. But now it’s like [...]

Case 728

Social Media/Internet|

My wife is very vain. I don’t like the way she’s always posting photos of herself on social media. Obviously, she gets a lot of “likes” from male friends of hers, and I really don’t know what to do. Can you give me some advice? Dear Friend, It sounds like you think that your wife is seeking attention from other men. You don’t like it that she seems to need admiration for her physical appearance. [...]

Case 727

Social Media/Internet|

Nine months ago I met a woman online.... We had virtual sex. She confessed to a spiritual leader, and then blocked me. I am devastated for the harm that I caused her and her parents.   I want to go to her country and ask for forgiveness. I have already asked God to forgive me.... I know how serious my error was, and I cry a lot because of the damage I did. I love [...]

Case 726

Forgiveness|

I have had arguments with the father of my daughter because I haven’t been able to forgive him for doubting, when I was pregnant, that he was the biological father of my child. Now he has started seeing our daughter again, but... even though everything is all right, those memories plague me day after day. I cry, and sometimes I can’t sleep. It all comes back to me as if it were yesterday. I feel [...]

Case 725

Guilt, Marriage (Adultery/Infidelity)|

I have been married for twenty-seven years.... Ten years ago, my husband was unfaithful, and I forgave him. He seemed like a good Christian, a good father and husband, until he was unfaithful again. Now my two teenage kids and I kicked him out of the house... and he left without even saying that he was sorry....   What would you advise me to do? ... I don’t have the nerve to show up at [...]

Case 724

Marriage (Conflicts/Insults)|

I waited until I was forty years old to get married, but I’m almost certain that I made a mistake.... These almost six years of marriage have been tempestuous. I am unhappy and there is no peace in our home.... We have each verbally abused the other.... We can’t agree on anything because we always end up arguing.   Dear Friend,   By the time you were forty, you were likely settled as a single [...]

Case 723

Adult children, Responsibilities of children|

I am twenty-four years old, and I live with my parents. I have deep sadness in my heart because of my mother.... She got very angry because I didn’t become a doctor, and she compares me with my younger sister, who was able to finish her degree program before I did.   I have fallen into depression because of not making my mother happy with my career or my life. I try to always speak [...]

Case 722

Romantic Relationships/Courtship (Uncertainty/Doubt)|

My boyfriend and I have been together for five years, but sometimes I feel like I’m not meeting his expectations. He always talks about what he is interested in, and we always do what he wants to do.... Sometimes I feel like he is still with me only because he has gotten used to it. And there are times when I tell him what I think about something, and he tells me to accept him [...]

Case 721

Cohabitation, Romantic Relationships/Courtship (Incompatibility)|

I have been living with my girlfriend for a long time and we have several children together. We have decided to get married, but she is Catholic, and I am Protestant. She suggests that we get married twice to avoid conflicts, once in each church, but I’m not so sure about that. What do you recommend that I do?   Dear Friend,   It is a wise decision to seek counsel before making such an [...]