TOUGH QUESTIONS — My spouse and I can’t agree on a school

By DR. FRED HALL   QUESTION: My husband and I can’t agree on where to send our child to school next year — an expensive private Christian school, or a public school where she’ll encounter God...

TOUGH QUESTIONS — Have I really forgiven my friend?

 By DR. FRED HALL, LPC   QUESTION: I thought I had forgiven a friend who hurt me, but I’m still upset when I’m around him. How do I know if I’ve truly forgiven him?    ANSWER:  What a...

TOUGH QUESTIONS — My sixth-grader wants a cell phone

By DR. FRED HALL, LPC QUESTION:  My sixth-grade daughter wants a cell phone. How young is too young? ANSWER:       Hi, reader, and thanks for such a timely and poignant question. Cell phones are...

TOUGH QUESTIONS — My son says he doesn’t believe in God

By DR. FRED HALL, LPC   QUESTION: My 14-year-old says he doesn’t believe in God anymore. Should I still make him attend Easter service with us, or let him make his own choice?  ANSWER:    ...

TOUGH QUESTIONS — My daughter wants to attend a party school

By DR. FRED HALL, LPC     QUESTION: My child’s preferred college is a ‘party school.’  She’s a good kid, but easily influenced. Do I make her go somewhere else, or take a risk?  ...

TOUGH QUESTIONS — I’m ready for kids — but my husband is not

By DR. FRED HALL, LPC QUESTION: My husband and I agreed to start our family after three years of marriage. It’s been three years, I’m ready, but he says he’s not. I’m so upset. What do I do?  ...

TOUGH QUESTIONS — What if my mom has dementia?

By DR. FRED HALL, LPC QUESTION: My mom is starting to be very forgetful, and I fear it’s dementia, but she refuses to see her doctor about it. What do I do?    ANSWER:       Thanks, reader, for the...

TOUGH QUESTIONS — How do we handle the Santa Claus issue?

By DR. FRED HALL, LPC     QUESTION: I want to let my kids experience the wonder of Santa Claus, but my wife wants to tell them the truth from a very young age because otherwise we’re...

CHRISTIAN COMMERCE — Lower rates available at St. Catherine’s through year-end

Submitted by ST. CATHERINE’S VILLAGE          St. Catherine’s Village, an award-winning senior living Life Plan Community in Madison, is celebrating the holiday season by offering new...

TOUGH QUESTIONS — When do we tell our child she’s adopted?

By DR. FRED HALL, LPC     QUESTION: We adopted a child the same race as we are, and we don’t want her to feel different than her siblings, but we want to be truthful. When should we tell...

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