One of life's hardest lessons is that we cannot change the past - and this is especially true when death intrudes.
Q: Our marriage finally ended after 18 years. The sad thing is, our two children (both teenagers) are taking opposite sides, with our son sticking up for his dad and our daughter taking my side. I hate this. Is there any way to overcome it?
Q: I retired last year, and at first I really enjoyed not having to work. But now I'm bored to death ...
Q: My late father was mostly in prison when I was growing up, and the one thing I always said was that I'd never end up like he did. But now ...
Q: Some people came to our door recently and offered to explain the Bible to us, which we let them do since we'd never thought much about God. But how do I know if they are a cult?
Q: The kindest, most thoughtful person I know says she's an atheist and doesn't even believe in God. I always thought we needed to believe in God before we'd behave like she does, but I guess this isn't necessarily true, is it?
Q: Is God opposed to people trying to get rich and be successful? I sometimes get that idea, but what's wrong with trying to make as much money as you can, as long as you aren't dishonest?
Q: I've always been a fairly independent person, and for that reason I've never bothered getting connected to a church. It always seemed like too much hassle.
Q: I admit that I only go to church out of habit. But I know this isn't right, and I ought to be getting more out of it. I don't plan to drop out, but how can I get out of this rut?
Q: Our daughter has turned her back on everything we ever taught her, and it's breaking our hearts. What did we do wrong?
Q: My wife and I have only been married a few years, and we love each other more than ever. But we read about people getting divorced after 20 or 30 years of marriage, and it worries us.
Q: I'm in prison because I got angry and killed someone, and I'm haunted by guilt. Someone told me that Jesus forgave a murderer once, but when I challenged him to prove it he couldn't find it in the Bible. I wish I could believe God will forgive me, but I can't.
Q: I just got out of college, and I'm in a panic because I don't have any idea what I want to do. A: The real question you need to ask yourself is this ...
Q: I've been asked to be on the search committee for a new pastor for our church. What should we be looking for?
Q: I admit that not seeing my three children after I divorced and moved away didn't bother me much. But over 20 years have passed and now they're married and having children, and suddenly I'd love to reconnect with them.
Some of the busiest men and women I've ever known were also some of the most committed to Christ, in spite of their schedules.
Q: My father called the other day for the first time in over 10 years. He says he feels bad over the way he treated us and wants to reconnect, but how do I know he's telling the truth?
Q: My father has always been a very strong, independent person, and I think that's why he never felt any need for God or Jesus. But now he's got terminal cancer, and I'm very worried about his spiritual condition. Should I say something to him?
Q: Our daughter is very tender-hearted toward animals, and recently became a volunteer at our local animal shelter. A: Yes, let me assure you that God is concerned about our care of every part of His creation - including the animals.
I'm having a hard time learning to pray on my own. I even worry if it's wrong to try praying in our own words, because we might say something wrong and offend God. Is this a danger?
Her doctor says she needs to go on an anti-depressant medicine, but some friends say we just need more faith. She wants me to make the decision, but I don't know what to do.
Q: I have a friend who believes that aliens built the pyramids and things like that, and also brought religion into the world.
Does the devil ever give up on us and let us alone because he knows we won't listen to him?
The doctor says I have a mild form of Attention Deficit Disorder, and because of this I have a hard time concentrating in church. That's why I don't get much out of the sermon
Q: How do you know when to openly confront someone who's doing something wrong, and when to back off and hope you can deal with them later?