<![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 Billy Graham: War is unfortunately part of human nature, but will cease when Jesus returns http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article80175537.html#storylink=rss Will wars ever cease? History, I’m afraid, doesn’t give us any reason to be optimistic. Christ alone gives us hope for lasting peace — in our hearts, and in our world.

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Sun, 29 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Teen’s friendship with older man concerns her parents http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article78487642.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: My 18-year-old daughter has befriended a 51-year-old man at her first job (a burger place). We have told her we feel it’s inappropriate to do things with him outside of work. She’s upset with us and claims nothing romantic is going on.

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Sat, 28 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Miss Manners: This interruption can be excused http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article80121602.html#storylink=rss How do you politely stop your mother from telling a story in public that you’d rather not be told?

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Fri, 27 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Seek God’s help to forgive and mend strained relationships http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article79983342.html#storylink=rss Anger and bitterness won’t change things; in fact, they’ll probably only make the situation worse. But they will change you, and it won’t be for the better.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Honor the fallen during Moment of Remembrance on Memorial Day http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article78390697.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: On Memorial Day, all Americans are asked to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time to honor our fallen. As one nation under God, we should join together to honor those who died for our freedom, each one an American treasure.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: God gave everything to us, so remember to give generously to him http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article80552747.html#storylink=rss Paul told the Christians in Corinth, “On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income” (1 Corinthians 16:2).

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Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Mom objects to kids paying for property damage http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article78387997.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: At our most recent visit to my in-laws, my kids and their cousins broke a door frame when they were roughhousing. My mother-in-law wants them to pay for the damage, but I think that’s inappropriate.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Friends spurned by unfaithfulness deserve your assistance and prayers http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article79279797.html#storylink=rss Pray her marriage will be restored, but pray also that even if it isn’t, God will encourage her and keep her from despair or bitterness. Even when hard times come and the future is uncertain, God still loves us and has not abandoned us.

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Wed, 25 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Mom who wanders at night could be ill or just nosy http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article78174742.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: My mom lives with my husband and I. Recently I found out she walks around at night and puts her ear on our bedroom door. I have to be sensitive about what I say to Mom because she underwent surgery recently and she has lot of medical issues. How should I handle this?

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Wed, 25 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Miss Manners: Chatty bus riders can be politely deflected http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article79287092.html#storylink=rss When I see an acquaintance on the bus, am I required to converse with them beyond a simple “Hello”? Most of the time, I would prefer to read my book.

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Tue, 24 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: It’s important to make the most of your time at church http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article79214772.html#storylink=rss Church ought to be a time of learning, discovering from God’s word who he is and what he wants us to do. It should be a time as well of growing friendships and mutual encouragement.

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Tue, 24 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Fundraising for ailing co-worker ruffles her feathers http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article78170722.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: A co-worker has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Others are raising money to fulfill a “cancer bucket list” that includes trips and other luxuries. I sympathize with anyone with a terminal illness, but why does that mean I have to give money?

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Tue, 24 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Miss Manners: The trick to eating spaghetti? The right bowl http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article79368107.html#storylink=rss I am Italian and have figured out why Americans have so much difficulty eating spaghetti with just a fork, as Italians do: They are using the wrong bowl.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 15:40:53 CDT

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Billy Graham: Don’t be afraid to show others the joy of Christ http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article79212062.html#storylink=rss What if your relatives saw Christ’s hope and peace in your hearts? Jesus said, “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35).

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Mon, 23 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Couple need joint — not separate — counseling http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article77963507.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: My girlfriend and I have been together for three years. Our fights have become more frequent and she suggested counseling. But she thinks I should go first. Needless to say, that’s my version of the story. Where can I find a good therapist?

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Mon, 23 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: God isn’t hiding — he wants you to find him http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article78839827.html#storylink=rss God isn’t hiding off in some distant corner of the universe, hoping we’ll never discover him or bother him. Instead, God did something that was totally unexpected: he came down from heaven and became a man!

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Sun, 22 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Woman creeped out by her beau’s long fingernails http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article78489422.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: I am a 65-year-old widow and recently started dating a 66-year-old man. I really like him but one thing drives me up a wall. He has long fingernails on both hands. He has told me his hobby is guitar playing, but for that I’d think he would need only a few long nails. I feel I don’t know him well enough to ask why he keeps them so long or tell him how much this creeps me out. How would you suggest I bring this up to him?

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Sun, 29 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Housemate’s meatloaf isn’t up for grabs http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article77959687.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: I share a house with two other women. We keep our food separate. Recently, one of the women invited herself (and her children and a friend) to eat a meatloaf I had prepared and planned to eat for the rest of the week. I don’t mind sharing once in a while, but I live on a fixed income. Why am I feeling bad about this when it was she who put me on the spot? How can I avoid this in the future?

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Sun, 22 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Mom’s vacation plans cause headache for New York intern http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article77013112.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: I recently received a very competitive internship in New York. I’m excited and can’t wait to go, but my mom insists on visiting, even though I’ve told her I’ll be too busy working to go out with her.

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Sat, 21 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Miss Manners: Drama over dinner purchase demeaning to all involved http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article78715817.html#storylink=rss Everyone is so out of line here, Miss Manners does not know where to start.

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Fri, 20 May 2016 09:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Yes, God is a righteous judge, but he showers us with undying love http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article78836032.html#storylink=rss The Bible tells us that God is absolutely holy and pure and righteous, and because of this, he is absolutely opposed to sin. He truly is “the Lord, the righteous Judge” (2 Timothy 4:8).

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Dear Abby: Age is an issue for senior girl dating sophomore boy http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article77010862.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: I’m a senior (girl) in high school and have been dating a sophomore. We have a lot in common, and I think we both love each other a lot. I’m going to a local college next year and wonder if I should continue to date him.

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Billy Graham: Don’t worry about the future — it’s in God’s hands http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article78368217.html#storylink=rss God alone knows the future; we can only make guesses about it, and they’ll probably turn out to be wrong! The writer of Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament declared, “Since no one knows the future, who can tell someone else what is to come?” (Ecclesiastes 8:7).

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Thu, 19 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Wife dances the night away while husband stews at home http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article76963462.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: My wife of 15 years has begun to spend a lot of time with a group of women who socialize away from their husbands. They like to party at pick-up nightclubs and swingers’ bars. Abby, I object to this type of partying. We married to be together. She’s now accusing me of being jealous and possessive. Am I wrong to want her to stop? I think what she’s doing is dangerous.

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Dear Abby: Co-worker’s dalliance puts woman in a tough spot http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article76960892.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: My best friend, “Donna,” is living with a co-worker of mine, “James.” Recently, James invited a woman to the job for a lunch date. Should I say something to Donna? My husband says I should mind my own business to keep work stress-free. What is your advice?

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Wed, 18 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Christ’s second coming will be markedly different than his first http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article78138072.html#storylink=rss He won’t be born as a baby but will come instead in all of his fullness and majesty. That which was hidden during his first coming will now be revealed, and every person on Earth will see him.

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Tue, 17 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Miss Manners: Should performers be handled with kid gloves? http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article77934142.html#storylink=rss Says one reader: It is never OK to boo, it is never OK to “critique” the performance to the artist’s face right afterward.

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Dear Abby: Wife worries that husband doesn’t want children after all http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article76830252.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been together for eight years but married only a few months. I want a child and he said he did too, but now he seems to be backing off. I love him more than anything, but I do not want to miss out on being a parent. This is a deal-breaker. I am getting older and I don’t know what to do.

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Billy Graham: Jesus is different from other religious leaders through history http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article77820607.html#storylink=rss First, he is unique because he was God in human flesh. And he alone made it possible for us to be forgiven of our sins and reconciled to God.

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Tue, 17 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Children of divorce can find solace in Jesus http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article77818567.html#storylink=rss Remember that although your parents may have lost their love for each other, they haven’t lost their love for you.

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Mon, 16 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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