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Depression

  • Are there biblical examples of depression and how to deal with it? Answer
  • What should a Christian do if overwhelmed with depression? Answer
    Is it right to use antidepressant drugs? Or should a Christian's faith be enough to solve depression problems?
  • Fear, Anxiety and Worry - What does the Bible say? Answer
  • Why does God allow innocent people to suffer? Answer
  • Does God feel our pain? Answer

Finances

  • How can I spend my money more wisely? Answer
    Money, there never seems to be enough of it. Learn how to use your financial assets with wisdom.
  • CREDIT CARDS - Should a Christian have or use credit cards? Answer
    God offers principles
  • INVESTMENTS - Does the Bible share any wisdom about investing? Answer
    Millions of people are investing in the stock market, mutual funds, bonds, etc. Learn how to be a wise investor by following King Solomon's advice.

Parenting

Dad and his daughter
  • Got teens from the Millennial generation? Here's some helpful parenting tips. Answer
  • Can small children come to Christ to be saved? Answer
    What does the Bible say about children becoming saved at an early age?
  • What is the eternal destiny of an infant who dies? Answer
    What are some of the guidelines the Bible gives us about infant death and eternity?
  • Is the new morality acceptable in Christian conduct today? Answer
    The new morality (“situation ethics”): is it really new?
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Tips for better parenting

  • GOD - What can I do to make God real to my children on a daily basis? Answer
  • THANKFULNESS - Besides saying grace at meals, how can I teach my child to be thankful? Answer
  • BABYSITTERS - What is the best way to tell a baby-sitter what you expect—your rules and regulations? Answer

Potting training and bedding wetting

  • POTTY TRAINING - What is the best age to potty train my child? Answer
  • POTTY TRAINING - How do I get my child to use the potty without constantly reminding her? Answer
  • WETTING - What is a good way to handle a child who wets his pants during the day? Answer
  • BEDWETTING - What are the causes? Answer

Parental authority

  • SPOUSE DIFFERENCES - What if I don't like the way my spouse deals with the kids and I'd rather do it myself? Answer
  • EXCESSIVE PERFECTIONISM - How can I get my perfectionist husband to back off and not be so picky with our kids? Answer
  • AUTHORITARIANISM - What is the difference between being authoritarian and authoritative? Answer
  • GRANDPARENTS - Do grandparents who criticize the way you parent ever change? Answer

Discipline

  • SPANKING - When is a child old enough to be spanked and how should it be done? Answer
  • NOT LISTENING - What do I do with two little boys who never seem to hear what I tell them? Answer
  • BULLIES - When someone picks on my child, should I tell him to fight back or turn the other cheek? Answer
  • TV AND MOVIE CONTROL - How do I say no in a positive way when my child wants to watch bad TV or movies? Answer
  • FEAR OF THE DARK - How can I help my child to trust in God's care when she is afraid at night? Answer
  • STEALING - What is the best way to discipline a five-year-old for stealing something from the store? Answer
  • HOMEWORK - How do you motivate a child to do his homework? Answer
  • PROFANITY - How do I correct a two-year-old who has picked up a blasphemous phrase and loves to repeat it? Answer
  • REALITY DISCIPLINE - What is it? Answer
  • If I haven't used reality discipline before, can I just start “cold turkey”, or should I ease into it slowly? Answer

Teen issues

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Entertainment Media - How to deal with it
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Questions & Answers on Media Effects Entertainment Media - Does it lead or follow society? Answer
Is there an answer to this controversy? Is Hollywood changing the world, or does Hollywod just reflect society?

  • Movie viewing - What Christian resources are available to help me choose good movies? Answer
    Ignorance is no longer an excuse! Learn where you can turn for honest, accurate information on today's entertainment. Don't miss this guide that gives you the ability to be a true leader in your family media entertainment.
  • How much TV is too much TV? Answer
    Many adults feel that TV won't have a negative impact on their children, or on themselves. But what are the facts about today's TV generation?
  • TV viewing - Should I be concerned about our family's viewing habits? Answer
    By the age of six, the average American child will have spent more time watching television than he will spend speaking to his parents in an entire lifetime! Are you wasting opportunities to teach your children proper values - and to choose the good and reject the bad in their entertainment options? The typical heads of families are not managing the “25-inch sewer pipe” into their home.
  • Why does Hollywood continue to promote immoral programming? Answer
    Are Hollywood producers tantamount to evil ogres bent on destroying society as we know it? Surprisingly, you could be partially responsible for the decadence in today's media.
  • How does viewing violence on TV or movies affect the family? Answer
    How violent is your living room? Violence continues to escalate to staggering amounts in society today. Be sure you are reinforcing the right kind of messages in your home. What your children see on TV influences how he looks at the real world.
  • What is being done to change the values of Hollywood? Answer
    Do you feel like the only thing you can do for Hollywood is condemn them? Thankfully, not all Christians feel this way. Find out what others are doing, and what you can do, to help change the values of the values-changers!

Marriage, Divorce & Sexuality

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  • Marriage IssuesIs formalized marriage becoming obsolete? Answer
    Many people are convinced that traditional marriages don't work and that this practice should be abandoned. What does the Bible say about marriage?
  • Is marriage eternal? Answer
    What about the Mormon claim that LDS temple marriage is forever, not “till death do us part”?
  • What does it mean to be “the husband of one wife?” Answer
    Paul lists being “the husband of one wife” as a qualification for an elder of the church. What does this mean and what is the application for the church?
  • Why did King Solomon have so many wives? Answer
    Why was polygamy okay for King Solomon of the Bible, but not for modern man? Or, was the King disobedient to God's decrees?
  • Under what conditions may Christians divorce and remarry? Answer
    The Bible contains important guidelines that Christians should follow concerning marriage and divorce. If a friend asks you about divorce and remarriage, do you know enough to explain what the Bible says?
  • How can I tell if I'm getting addicted to sex or pornography? Answer
    What four things indicate that a man is hooked? What are the stages of addiction? An excerpt from When Good Men Are Tempted by Bill Perkins.
  • Is there a way to overcome my lust for sex? Answer
    Why doesn't it work to overpower lust, reform it or starve it? An excerpt from When Good Men Are Tempted by Bill Perkins.
  • Why should I save sex for marriage? Answer
    Discover the physical and relational consequences to sex outside of marriage.
  • What are the consequences of sexual immorality? Answer
    Here is a useful reminder of the consequences of extramarital immorality (to be read regularly, especially while travelling or under temptation).

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Homosexuality

  • What's wrong with being gay? Answer
  • What does the Bible say about same sex marriages? Answer
    The Gay Rights movement often states that the Bible does not condemn homosexuality. But what does the Bible really say about this hot topic?
  • What should be the attitude of the church toward homosexuals and homosexuality? Answer
    A war is being waged by the homosexual community against Christians and the church. What should our response be toward those who practice homosexuality?

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Miscellaneous

  • Should Christians support women's liberation movements? Answer
    The women's liberation movement causes great confusion and frustration for many Christians. What does the Bible say about gender equality?
  • Physical healing - Is it guaranteed in Christ's atonement? Answer
    “…with his stripes we are healed.”
  • Should Christians participate in HALLOWEEN? Answer

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