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Before You Hunt for a Job

You're wise to hunt for a job before you lose one. I don't know if the facts support it, but there does seem to be truth to the old saying that it's easier to find a job when you have one.  If you’re considering a job hunt, you're not alone. A recent report from Metlife.com found that about one third of surveyed employees hope to have a different...

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How do I respect my aging parents’ wishes?
How do I respect my aging parents' wishes?

What does the Bible teach about aging parents? My father is 82, and my mother 78. Their health is starting to decline. The problem is that they do not want to have home health care, or anyone in the house as far as that goes. They want no mention of an assisted living arrangement, and they do not want to come and live with me and my spouse. I have...

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First Aid for Bruised Hearts – Talk to a mentor
First Aid for Bruised Hearts - Talk to a mentor

“What’s love got to do with it?” Tina Turner famously asked. For many of us, love – the joy of it, the lack of it, or the confusion that comes with it – is both what gets us up in the morning and what keeps us up  at night. If you have a question about love, relationships, or marriage you’re not alone.  Love, even when it’s wonderful,...

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A One-sided Relationship
A One-sided Relationship

My husband of twelve years is becoming very distant, non-communicative and unaffectionate towards myself and our children. There is very little communication between us. I feel I give to him all the time and he takes and doesn't give back. There is no romance anymore, and sex just feels like another chore to me. I feel we are headed for a breakup....

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I am having sex and always afraid of pregnancy
I am having sex and always afraid of pregnancy

I am 25 years old. I am worrying about sex with my boyfriend. He doesn't like to use condoms and persuades me that it is safe if we just interrupt sex, but I am always afraid of pregnancy. Maybe I can calculate my safe days before or after menstruation? After sex I cannot get to sleep and I still feel very excited because he is near me. I feel very...

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Should Wives Really Submit?
Should Wives Really Submit?

I have a difficult time with the word submission. Can you explain just how submissive a wife should be towards a husband without losing her identity and respect? I am not sure where the boundaries are even. It seems like every time I open my mouth I get into trouble because he feels am dividing the family in some way and making him have no authority. Today...

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My unsaved mother has been diagnosed with cancer
My unsaved mother has been diagnosed with cancer

I am writing about a very difficult situation with my mother, who is 67, diagnosed with terminal cancer, and unsaved. She is a very bitter, negative, critical, and prideful woman. She alienates all of her children and her friends. She has never apologized once in my life, and I'm 46. I was raised Jewish--when I began seeking and practicing Christianity...

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Tips for Lay Counselors From Dr. Ginger
Tips for Lay Counselors From Dr. Ginger

As a licensed marriage and family therapist, Dr. Ginger Gabriel of San Bernardino, California is a strong proponent of lay counseling. In fact, she thinks every Christian is called to be a counselor at one level or another. “Counselor is one of the names given to Jesus, the founder of our faith,” she says. Since most Christians will be...

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