Facing Our Challenges Head-On!

September 15, 2015

Dear Julie: My parents recently bought a condo in Hawaii. They’ve invited us to join them but my husband is too proud to admit we can’t afford the airfare. I don’t see why we can’t put this trip on the credit card and worry about

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Christian Bashing

Facing Our Challenges Head-On!

September 11, 2015

Dear Julie: Seems there’s been a lot of Christian bashing lately. I’d like to speak up for them. I used to live a life full of drinking, drugs, and sex. I trusted no one, and I deserved no trust from anyone else. Then one day

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Restaurant Etiquette

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September 8, 2015

Dear Julie: Working for peanuts, the babysitter who complained about church people being cheap, needs to know that waitresses experience the same thing. Many of the church crowd comes in after services on Sunday, prays over their meal, and then leaves without tipping the staff

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Praising God

Facing Our Challenges Head-On!

September 4, 2015

Dear Julie: Just wanted to take a moment to praise God. I complain too frequently about things in life and want to balance that out by acknowledging all that He has done for me—often things I find out about later. I’m trying to become

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Babysitter for Hire–Cheap

Facing Our Challenges Head-On!

September 1, 2015

Dear Julie: I am 15 years old and have been babysitting since I was 12. I hate to say this but I’m tired of people from my church being so cheap. One man even said he was letting me babysit his three children for a

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Helping Widowed Friends

Facing Our Challenges Head-On!

August 28, 2015

Dear Julie: What can I do for a friend who lost her husband last January? She is so sad and lonely but she seems to pull back whenever I try to get her out of the house. Shouldn’t she be getting over her loss by

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Our Child’s Education

Facing Our Challenges Head-On!

August 25, 2015

Dear Julie: I’ve become so unhappy with the public school system I was seriously considering sending my children to private school. However, we cannot afford expensive private schools. What options do you recommend? –Wishing I were rich


Dear Wishing: There’s no perfect

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Feeling Manipulated

Facing Our Challenges Head-On!


Friday, August 21, 2015

Dear Julie: For years, my bff and I have planned to get an apartment together as soon as we finish school. The problem is that a new friend wants to move in with us. How can we refuse without hurting her feelings? She

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Unfriendly Churches

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August 18, 2015

Dear Julie: I visited a neighborhood Christian church last Sunday and have never felt so unwelcome in my entire life. Even the perfunctory handshakes seemed cold. Maybe it was me. I mean, I don’t know anything about church. I just know I’m lonely, confused, and

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Workplace Rivalry

Facing Our Challenges Head-On!

August 14, 2015

Dear Julie: A co-worker and I are competing for the same management position. Of course, I expect to beat her out. My fear though is that Murphy’s Law will triumph and she will get the job. I couldn’t bear working under her. She’s arrogant, opinionated,

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