<![CDATA[Advice Columns | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:08:07 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:08:07 CST Advice Columns 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Dear Abby: Dad’s rough horseplay looks a lot like abuse http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article89450872.html#storylink=rss I’m concerned about my grandson’s behavior toward his daughter and her cousin. He’ll creep up behind one of the girls, put his hand over her mouth and hold her nose so she can’t breathe.

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Miss Manners: Window seat occupant is master of most of what she surveys http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article91312237.html#storylink=rss I happen to enjoy sitting next to the window so I can look out at the scenery below and because looking out helps me feel less claustrophobic.

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: We should want to donate to God’s work, not feel obligated to do so http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article91200452.html#storylink=rss We should never give because we think we’re buying God’s favor, much less earning our salvation. Our salvation comes solely through Jesus Christ.

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Somebody’s sitting in dad’s chair, and family isn’t happy http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article89354447.html#storylink=rss My deceased father disliked my sister’s boyfriend. My sister now lives with my mother, and it offends me and others in the family to see this boyfriend sitting in my father’s chair.

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Accept Jesus as God and receive the gifts of forgiveness and eternal life http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article90781612.html#storylink=rss No one else in human history was exactly like Jesus Christ. The reason is because he wasn’t only fully human, he was also fully God. On that first Christmas, God, the Bible says, stooped down from heaven and took upon himself our flesh.

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Husband wants long-lost sister to remain that way http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article88979872.html#storylink=rss My husband lost contact with his sister for 10 years until now. She contacted him through Facebook, desperate to know if she’d found her brother, but he ignored her. I felt she should know that she could stop looking, so I told her she had found him.

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: It’s impossible to sum up God, but Jesus is a good starting point http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article90571262.html#storylink=rss The Bible puts it far better: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:13:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Wife joining the workforce wants her own bank account http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article88295422.html#storylink=rss My wife and I have been together for eight years. For the past seven, she has raised our children and gone to school while I worked two jobs to pay the bills. She’ll be graduating soon and says when she gets a job she wants to keep separate bank accounts.

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Miss Manners: A raffle prize is not a personal invitation http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article90294447.html#storylink=rss I won a raffle prize to an event I couldn’t attend because of my mother’s illness. A friend involved in the event later chastised me for not finding someone else to use the ticket, saying the donor would be reluctant to participate again because the prize went unused.

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Even scientists know there is only so much they can answer http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article90387477.html#storylink=rss Instead of seeing faith in God as something out of date and irrelevant, some see it as something vital and important.

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:30:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Story of son’s abuse taints wife’s memories of husband http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article88290922.html#storylink=rss My grown son, “Ryan,” recently told me he was molested by his late father when he was a young boy. I had no idea, but I believe him. I no longer know what to think or how to feel about my husband, whom I loved very much.

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Miss Manners: Hospitality should not come with an entrance fee http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article90375012.html#storylink=rss Family-generated (or often self-generated) entitlement parties, complete with a list of expected tributes, now dominate what passes for social life.

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Some advice for single mothers http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article90387107.html#storylink=rss God commands us to avoid sexual relationships outside of marriage. The Bible says, “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral” (Hebrews 13:4).

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Summer temperatures turn closed cars into deadly ovens http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article88287587.html#storylink=rss A reminder to readers that it is now illegal in many states to leave a child, a disabled person or a pet unattended in a vehicle for ANY length of time. Temperatures inside a vehicle, especially with the windows rolled up, can rise to dangerous levels very quickly.

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Look forward to heaven for hope and comfort in your life http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article90214932.html#storylink=rss If this life is all there is, then we don’t have any reason to hope our lives will ever be better. But in heaven, the Bible says, “There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” (Revelation 21:4).

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Sun, 17 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Teen fears nude pictures will sabotage future choices http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article87982202.html#storylink=rss When I was 13 and 14, I sent nude pictures to guys I didn’t know over Kik. I am now 15 and interested in a career in education, but I have read about educators getting fired for sending pictures.

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Sat, 16 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Man is miffed when online date is older than advertised http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article87985502.html#storylink=rss I am 58 and recently dated a woman a few times whose profile said she was 60. I looked her up online and found out she was seven years older. I consider lying on a dating profile to be similar to lying on a job application.

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Sun, 17 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: One sin is more egregious than the rest http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article89635502.html#storylink=rss Refusing the gift God freely offers us of salvation in Jesus Christ is the worst. Jesus said this is the only sin that God cannot forgive, because we are rejecting the Holy Spirit’s witness about Jesus, and claiming the Holy Spirit is telling a lie. (Mark 3:28-29.)

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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Miss Manners: A tactful way to save your furniture from soggy guests http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article89684852.html#storylink=rss We live near the beach. How do I handle a guest who sits on my furniture with suntan oil or a wet swimsuit? It’s amazing how many people do this.

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Dear Abby: Man ponders contacting half-brother he has never met http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article87979532.html#storylink=rss My husband was the result of an affair his mom had with a married man. He was raised by his mother’s husband but had occasional contact with his biological father. He knows he has a half-brother and is considering contacting him, but he doesn’t know if the half-brother knows about him.

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Dear Abby: Wedding guests are perplexed by toasts that turn to roasts http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article87970722.html#storylink=rss I have been surprised by the best man’s and maid of honor’s toasts I’ve been hearing at weddings recently. They seem to have devolved into telling embarrassing stories about the bride and groom.

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Billy Graham: Don’t hesitate to confess your sins to God http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article89356582.html#storylink=rss His, son, Jesus Christ, didn’t come just to tell us how we ought to live. He came instead to provide the way for our sins to be forgiven.

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Dear Abby: Examine your motives if you’re going to expose a cheating spouse http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article87966482.html#storylink=rss I have observed that people often know someone’s spouse is cheating but won’t tell them. Perhaps they should send an unsigned letter or make an anonymous phone call. It might save a marriage or protect someone from an STD.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Turn to God for assistance in breaking the bonds of drug use http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article89083732.html#storylink=rss God will help you face your situation honestly — not only what you’re doing, but why you’re trying to escape from your problems through drugs.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Miss Manners: Hearing aid adjustment needs no explanation http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article89220612.html#storylink=rss Talking to others almost always involves changing the settings on my phone. With friends, I usually tell them what I’m doing, but what about in a meeting, when there are, say, eight people in the room?

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: God is not the author of evil — Satan is http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article88879052.html#storylink=rss God hasn’t told us everything we’d like to know about evil and why it exists, but one thing is clear: God is not the author of evil, nor does he give in to its allure. The Bible says, “God cannot be tempted by evil” (James 1:13).

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Man’s stop-and-go romances may indicate a lack of empathy http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article87961047.html#storylink=rss I’m a man in my mid-30s. I tend to stay in relationships for several years, go a few more years before starting another and filling the time in-between with people I meet online but don’t intend to meet in person. What do you think about this?

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Miss Manners: Political correctness has a place in polite conversation http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article88892532.html#storylink=rss It seems the popular thing for some people to start off their hate-filled rants by bashing political correctness and then spewing forth racism, misogyny, sexism and ageism. Must I listen and say nothing?

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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Child’s crying is driving neighbor to distraction http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article87956492.html#storylink=rss Last year my neighbors had a second child, who cries constantly day and night. I hear the child wailing and the parents yelling and slamming doors in frustration. I love this apartment, but I can’t take it anymore.

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Billy Graham: Chaotic nature of the world proves we need God http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article88469932.html#storylink=rss If we don’t find our peace and security in God, where will we find them? Where else can we turn? The answer is simple: We have nowhere else to turn.

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