<![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 Miss Manners: Etiquette allows for error, as long as regret is expressed http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article74675467.html#storylink=rss The transgression of leaving an empty place at the dinner table is a far more annoying one for the host than the guest being late with a reasonable excuse. Etiquette allows for human error, as long as regret is politely expressed and the behavior is corrected.

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Dear Abby: Sister struggles between faith and brother’s same-sex marriage http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article72490062.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: I’m proposing soon to the man I love, and I want my sister to be my best woman. But she doesn’t know if she can participate in our same-sex marriage because of her faith. If she decides she can’t stand with me in my wedding, I don’t know what to do. If she can’t support my marriage, should I ask her to not come to the ceremony?

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Treat your marriage as a gift from God, and let it blossom on the strength of Christ http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article74021902.html#storylink=rss When you go through hard times as a couple (and you will), never forget that God gave your marriage to you, and he is with you. As Jesus said, a husband and wife “are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate” (Matthew 19:6).

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 04:28:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Girlfriend’s business contact arouses man’s suspicion http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article72476222.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: I recently learned that the woman I’m dating had an affair before we met. She tells me things are over with him, but she still does business with him, and that makes me uncomfortable. Am I being ridiculous?

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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Miss Manners: How do you keep clerks making change focused on the task at hand? http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article73804257.html#storylink=rss Your purpose is to get the barista’s attention quickly without being angry or rude. You should therefore not be looking for kind and positive, but rather startling.

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Resist lustful temptations with help from Jesus http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article74093827.html#storylink=rss Why allow lust to overtake you, even if it’s only for an airbrushed image in a tawdry magazine? The Bible could not be clearer: “Among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity” (Ephesians 5:3).

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Dear Abby: Where to meet online crush for the first time? http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article72461282.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: For the last five months I’ve been talking to a guy in another state who I met via a dating app, but we haven’t met in person yet. He suggested I visit him, but I’m not sure that’s a good idea.

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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Miss Manners: Friend with marriage woes needs only a sympathetic ear http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article70753532.html#storylink=rss A friend thinks her husband is having an affair and has asked for my advice. I’m at a loss.

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Discover life’s greatest joy by turning to Christ http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article73601487.html#storylink=rss Jesus didn’t come to make us miserable. Jesus came instead to fulfill our lives and make us into the joyous people God wants us to be.

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Family dysfunction allows assaults to go unpunished http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article71670037.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: My wife was raped as a teen in her mother’s house. Eight years ago my daughter was also raped there. My mother-in-law blames them both. I want to help them heal from this tragedy, and I don’t know what to do.

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: God alone knows what the future holds http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article73599497.html#storylink=rss Your aunt is in danger of believing things that aren’t true and is in danger of becoming involved with spiritual occult powers that are hostile to God. They will do everything they can to bind themselves to her and lead her away from God.

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Parents who preach respect don’t practice it themselves http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article71092227.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: My parents demand that I respect them, but they don’t feel they have to respect me. They talk rude to me all the time. How can you expect your kid not to do something when they do it as parents all the time?! Do parents have the right to talk rude if they want and expect their kids to be perfect little angels? Please help.

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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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Miss Manners: Simple is best when addressing customers http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article73568347.html#storylink=rss The relationship of customers to one another is none of the server’s business or concern. It is not likely to affect their drink order.

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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: God displays his love through anyone who cares for the disabled http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article72472612.html#storylink=rss May you see your daughter as an opportunity for God to display his love and his work through you. Yours is not an easy road, but God is with you.

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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: In-laws demand too much time from hard-working son http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article71091197.html#storylink=rss My husband and I both work, but my in-laws demand weekly family gatherings and often guilt my husband into doing chores that take all day. We have no time for ourselves.

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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: We are all God’s children, but Jesus is unique http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article72895137.html#storylink=rss He alone was both fully human and fully God. On that first Christmas a miracle took place that we can barely imagine: God came down from heaven and became a man. Jesus wasn’t just like God — he was God, in human flesh.

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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Hypochondriac seeks a cure for her fear of dying http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article72511077.html#storylink=rss I’m a hypochondriac. I am currently waiting on the biopsy results for a mole I had removed. Right now I’m worried and miserable. I feel guilty for what I’m putting my husband through.

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Mission trips hold immense value for all involved http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article74267862.html#storylink=rss Having a group of enthusiastic young people around can be a great encouragement to the people they are helping. Paul sent his young friend Timothy to some Christians who were surrounded by unbelievers simply “to strengthen and encourage you in your faith” (1 Thessalonians 3:2).

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: First cousins look forward to growing old as a couple http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article71096007.html#storylink=rss I am a retired widower. My first cousin and I have been spending a lot of time together and find we enjoy each other’s company. I plan to move in with her.

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Baby’s godmother is cut off for life after simple hello http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article71072787.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: I’m godmother to my friend’s baby. The baby’s father didn’t stick around, but when I saw him recently I said hello. Now my friend is angry and doesn’t want anything to do with me. I know she’s bitter, but I feel that was a little extreme. What should I do?

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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: We know right from wrong because God has shown us how to live http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article72662692.html#storylink=rss A self-centered, self-indulgent life will never bring you lasting peace. You may not believe this right now, but someday you will. Someday you’ll be forced to conclude with the writer of Ecclesiastes: “Everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind” (Ecclesiastes 2:11).

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Married woman can’t resist when lover wants to meet http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article71071357.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: I’m in a loveless marriage and have been having an affair for the past four years. I know it’s wrong, but I can’t seem to say no when my lover wants to get together again. My lover lost his virginity to me, and I’m having trouble understanding why he still wants to be with me after all of this time.

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Billy Graham: God will always welcome you back if you lose your way http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article72445942.html#storylink=rss The most important thing I can tell you is this: Although you can’t change the past, you can change the future! God loves you, and Christ wants to come into your life and give you hope for the future.

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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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Miss Manners: When a mess isn’t really a mess http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article72457997.html#storylink=rss I have opened my own business and often meet with potential clients in their beautiful, immaculate homes. Yet I am greeted with “Sorry about the mess,” and I don’t know how to respond.

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Dear Abby: Strangers’ parenting advice may deserve consideration http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article71069027.html#storylink=rss What do I say to people who give me unsolicited parenting advice or scold my daughter in public?

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Miss Manners: Emails aren’t community property in a marriage http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article72466287.html#storylink=rss I look at my wife’s emails from a community discussion group on her computer. She caught me one morning and accused me of invading her privacy.

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Billy Graham: It’s never too late to renew your faith in God http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article72470912.html#storylink=rss God has never lost his love for you. The proof is that Jesus Christ gave his life for your salvation. Don’t let your pride, or anything else, keep you from him any longer,

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Dear Abby: Wife of hypercritical husband must create her own space http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article71067842.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: My husband is extremely critical of others. He almost never has anything nice to say about anyone. What makes people this way? Is there any hope that he can change? We are nearing retirement age, and I need my space. I cannot be his everything.

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Billy Graham: Spread Christ’s joy through your actions http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article71902567.html#storylink=rss Because we know Christ, we know God is ultimately in control, and he can be trusted to see us through even life’s darkest days. We know God is still at work, and he will never abandon us.

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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Stepchildren engineer divorce to cut off elderly dad’s wife http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article69311742.html#storylink=rss Throughout our long marriage, I trusted my second husband to arrange for me financially if he died. Unfortunately, he left power of attorney to his money-hungry children, who convinced him to divorce me.

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