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June 27, 2013

Defending Our Faith

Defending Our Faith

Mentors, In a world where we are increasingly told our beliefs are wrong, how do we defend our faith without being as hostile as the people attacking it? I don’t expect to change their minds. But I don’t want it to seem like I am turning my back on God by saying nothing. So what […]

February 4, 2013

Bullied at Church

Bullied at Church

Mentors, My child is being bullied in my church. My question isn’t so much what I should do as far as whom to approach in the church; I know whom to “complain to.” Actually, I would like advice on how to keep her from becoming disillusioned. Church is a place she is supposed to feel […]

January 23, 2013

My Spouse Loves Someone Else

My Spouse Loves Someone Else

Mentors: My spouse came home a month ago and told me he is in love with someone else. I’m devastated. We’ve been married 6 years and have a preschooler. I don’t know what to do. -Anonymous   Anonymous, One of the most difficult aspects of helping couples is getting them to focus on their own […]

January 23, 2013

Attending Church with Preschoolers

Attending Church with Preschoolers

Mentors, My preschooler does not like to come to church. She cries and whines when we bring her. I think it is important that we come to church, but I don’t want her to grow up with a negative view of church because we force her to come. We have been skipping church some on […]

January 8, 2013

Helping Children Cope with Crisis and Grief

Mentors:My kids have been asking questions about the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. I don’t know how to answer their questions. How do you talk to kids about tragedy, death, and grief? -Anonymous   Children have the incredible ability to ask the most insightful questions in the simplest ways. Dr. James Dobson calls each question […]

October 30, 2012

Kids in the Bed!!

Kids in the Bed!!

Mentors:I have three kids. Last night I slept in the bed with my son while my wife slept in the bed with my other two children. This is kind of a re-occurring thing. Has anyone else had this problem? How’d you break them? -Anonymous   Dear Anonymous,  Hindsight is 20/20, but as you see, this […]

October 30, 2012

Sex Before Marriage?

Sex Before Marriage?

Mentors: How do you approach your teenage daughter about the pressures of sex? Of course I bring Scripture and God’s plan into it, but we live in a different time than Biblical times. Anonymous Dear Anonymous,  It is good that you are using God’s word and plan as you teach and instruct your daughter. There […]

September 28, 2012

Gay vs Bible

Gay vs Bible

Mentors: How would you counter a charge of hypocrisy against Christians using Leviticus? The majority of accusations from non-believers are steeped in this scripture, citing many behaviors that are supposed abominations to God that modern Christians accept (tattoos, eating/handling of pork) while “picking and choosing” those that are still sinful (Homosexuality, divorce).” -Anonymous   Anonymous […]

September 9, 2012

Divorce with Kids

Divorce with Kids

Mentors, My ex-husband and I divorced when my son was very young. I got custody, and he lived with me for the last 17 years.  He had a very rough year this past school year, between his studies and playing on the soccer team, and he asked to spend the summer with his father in […]