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Divorcing? Take Care of Your Finances

Editor’s Note: It is always our hope that a couple is able to reconcile. If your own marriage is in trouble our mentors are available to help.  It is difficult to deal with everyday life when you’re going through a divorce. You feel lousy both physically and emotionally. But in spite of that, you need to take care of your financial situation...

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Stressed, Exhausted, and Not in the Mood
Stressed, Exhausted, and Not in the Mood

My husband and I continue to have problems in one main area of our marriage. You guessed it: sex. We have three preschoolers, and I am mentally and physically exhausted at bedtime. My husband thinks we are having problems in our marriage because we only have intercourse once a week or so. I try to explain about stress, exhaustion, etc., but all he...

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There is Hope for Your Marriage
There is Hope for Your Marriage

Traditionally, when couples fight, have misunderstandings, discover a lack of things in common, or confront the challenge of incompatibility, their first instinct is to flee while rationalizing to themselves "this will never work, we're just too different." In The New Intimacy, Judith and Jim present a stark contrast to that perspective, illuminating...

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Advice: The End of a Relationship
Advice: The End of a Relationship

About a year ago, I began a dating relationship with a wonderful Christian man whom I'd been friends with for four years. We had what we thought to be the perfect relationship because we are best friends who fell in love, both Christians. He has always been attentive and loving, anxiously making plans for our future together as husband and wife. A...

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The Spark is Gone
The Spark is Gone

My husband and I have been married for four years. Our marriage has lost that spark. I recently finished college and I am now working 6 days a week. I use to do all the house chores plus the chores outside. Now I feel overloaded. I've tried to get my husband to help but we usually end up not talking to each other. We have had a great marriage before....

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How can I be happy in a relationship?
How can I be happy in a relationship?

What does a woman need to be happy in a relationship? Advice: To be happy in a relationship a woman needs to accept herself as she is. She needs self-esteem, a sense of value, a sense of belonging to something greater than herself, a mission in life, and the ability and desire to care for others (ie not be self absorbed). She needs a good man...

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My husband is meeting women online
My husband is meeting women online

A year ago my husband started chatting with women on the Internet. All his free time is spent chatting with these women. I have become very jealous and hurt over this. We argue about it all the time. He says that the women don't mean anything to him but he won't quit. There is one woman that he seems very close to they talk everyday. He is very secretive...

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Returning Home after Separation
Returning Home after Separation

My husband and I have been separated for a while now and he is thinking of returning home. On one hand I want him to and on the other I am not sure because of many fears I have. What would be your advice in handling this? What should I do and/or what should I not do? Advice: Thank you for writing. I would suggest that now is the best time for...

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