Bad Habits

Case 787


I am a university student. I apply myself, but I’m addicted to video games and because of that I failed an important exam. I need some emotional support or advice to help me get over my addiction. I want to be successful, but this bad habit won’t let me. What pricks my conscience is that [...]

Case 7872023-06-15T16:19:23-07:00

Case 764


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 [...]

Case 7642023-02-14T20:45:07-07:00

Case 762


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 [...]

Case 7622023-02-14T20:45:24-07:00

Case 672


I suffer from ludopathy. Because of the vice of gambling in casinos, I lost my job, got into debt, and gambled everything away. I still gamble with the little that I earn. I have a family, but I keep doing the same thing and can’t find a way to extricate myself from it. Dear Friend, [...]

Case 6722023-02-14T21:02:25-07:00

Case 331


My husband and I have two children, a nineteen-year-old son and a seven-year-old daughter. My son came home drunk. I served his dinner, and he began to eat with his hands. I brought it to his attention and he reacted badly, to the extent that he wanted to attack me. My husband told him to [...]

Case 3312021-01-20T03:22:28-07:00

Case 326


I have an older brother who is thirty-five and I am thirty. He has been separated from his wife for two years because he is a drunk.... He doesn’t do anything for his two children and he lives off of other people.... Three years ago he got a loan, complete with a legal contract, and [...]

Case 3262021-01-20T03:19:57-07:00

Case 294


For the last three years I have been a student in the university, far from my hometown. I had the misfortune of falling prey to the addiction of playing video games on the Internet, which has caused me to lose two years of study and to make little headway in my career. Over this past [...]

Case 2942021-01-20T03:34:24-07:00

Case 278


I feel very lonely and left out by everyone, with the exceptions of my husband and my parents. When I was fifteen I made the mistake of gossiping about a friend. My childhood friends and neighbors began to pull away and have since not talked to me, except for saying hello and goodbye. I began [...]

Case 2782023-10-16T20:15:21-07:00

Case 226


I have a nineteen-year-old son who smokes pot. When I found out, I worried about it a lot and thought that I could solve the problem myself by talking to him about it. However, my son has continued smoking marijuana, and has become very violent. I haven’t been able to get him to give it [...]

Case 2262021-01-20T03:52:45-07:00

Case 631


I like electronic music, and [I think that it’s OK] because it doesn’t have dirty words like [some other styles of music].... [Am I wrong about this?] Dear Friend, I am definitely not an expert on music, but to try and answer your question let’s think of four of the facets of music. You mention [...]

Case 6312023-02-14T21:20:54-07:00
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