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By BRENNA WEAVER, LPC   It seems God has gone silent, and I have too. What do I do?   Answer: Sometimes silence is not always as golden as the idiom would like us to believe. I have also...

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TOUGH QUESTIONS — Is my husband not grieving our miscarriage?

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TOUGH QUESTIONS — How do I remain hopeful in 2021?

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CHRISTIAN COMMERCE — Book Rack offers books, coffee, community and hope

By SARAH MCLAUGHLIN   Book Rack offers books, coffee, community and hope        In 2018, Christy Soloveichik stepped away from a job she’d had for 20 years in order to pursue God’s next...

TOUGH QUESTIONS — What if I want to be alone on Christmas?

By BRENNA WEAVER, LPC   What if I want to be alone on Christmas?   Question: 2020 has been a rough year, and I have no desire to celebrate Christmas with my family. How do I tell them I...

CHRISTIAN COMMERCE — St. Catherine’s Village

Submitted by ST. CATHERINE’S VILLAGE   ‘I’ve never looked back’ while moving through the continuum of care at St. Catherine’s Village        As a senior, having somewhere to live where you...

TOUGH QUESTIONS — How do I get my parents to back off?

By BRENNA WEAVER   How do I get my parents to back off?   Question: I’m a teenager, and my overly religious parents are pushing me away from the church with their restrictive ways. How do...

TOUGH QUESTIONS — What do I do about my husband’s female friend?

By BRENNA WEAVER   What do I do about my husband’s female friend?   Question: My husband has a female friend whom he texts from time to time. They seem to just be longtime friends, but it...

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