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Honor Your Mother

Facing Our Challenges Head-On! Friday, October 2, 2015 Dear Julie: Sometimes my mother seems so old-fashioned that I want to yell at her. Yet she has always been kind and loving to me and my brother, and I know she loves us . . . so I keep my mouth shut. How can I make her understand that times are different now from when she was a kid and that her old rules don’t apply to me and my friends? –Sick and... read more

Waiting for Sex

Facing Our Challenges Head-On! September 29, 2015 Dear Julie: My boyfriend and I have been together for two years. From the first we decided to remain abstinent and wore promise rings. But it’s getting harder and harder to remain true to that vow. What harm could it do if we had sex once in a while? We really love each other and want to get married one day, but we’re only 16 and have a lot of school... read more

Till Death Do Us Part

Facing Our Challenges Head-On! September 25, 2015 Dear Julie: My husband died almost ten years ago and I haven’t had any desire to date until recently when the neighborhood cop stopped by my work on police-related business. We got to visiting and realized we had a lot in common. After several coffee “dates” he asked me out on a real dinner date. I had a great time but I sense he is seeking more of a... read more

Words Can Hurt

Facing Our Challenges Head-On! September 22, 2015 Dear Julie: My parents live out of state and I’d like to visit them this Christmas. The only thing is they always grill me about when I’m going to get married and give them some grandchildren. I may get married someday but I’d like to find the right man first. How do I keep the conversation on the here and now? I’d like to think they’d value me... read more

Aging and Lonely

Facing Our Challenges Head-On! September 18, 2015 Dear Julie: I work in a retirement home and have made friends with one of the residents. She’s a lovely person who brightens my day with her zany sense of humor. However, I’ve noticed a growing agitation when it comes to her family. In all the months I’ve worked here, I rarely see any of her children or grandchildren come by for a visit. They lead... read more

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