Question: Why do I get so angry at my boyfriend all the time, he doesn’t do anything negative? I feel as if I should control him. I can’t stand him not listening to me. I know this is wrong. How can I change? Answer: There isn’t enough to go on, but it appears you see your…

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Question: I have offensive thoughts toward other people, including God Himself, and religious things and that’s what I am worried about. They can be angry thoughts or simply disrespectful thoughts. Other times I make fun of things or I think “dirty” thoughts about things, not as in me lusting for anyone, but just because the…

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Question: I think spanking a 14-year-old young man is unreasonable and will lead to more aggression.  My parents spanked me with the belt and left bruises.  It left scars on my soul and was not focused on loving correction. I am very conservative in my theology and think this Scripture did mean spanking when younger…

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Question: Would you recommend specific passages that I can use for a girl who still harbors pain, anger, resentment, but who is looking for acceptance and love? I have tried to express love and acceptance to her. I think she believes me but doesn’t believe that God loves her. What can I do? Answer: You…

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Question: This morning, I found that I still have problems with anger management. I had to go to a doctor’s appointment again, and when I went to the front desk, the secretary mentioned my bill. I have been unable to pay, due to no work, and many health problems which prevent me from working. Sad…

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Question: We are having a Women’s Day program and our theme is from Proverbs 15:1. How would you explain this in relation to a Women’s Day program? How would you write an occasion for this theme? Answer: I have this general rule to avoid answering questions which are obviously homework or test assignments. In much…

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by Steven Harper The wise writer once said, “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger” (Proverbs 15:1). Good advice, indeed. We would be wise even today to admit that it is much better to give a soft [as opposed to harsh] answer because we will be more successful in our attempts…

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Question: I hope you are doing well. I really like your new look on your web site, and the convenience it offers. Great work! Thanks, it makes it easier to navigate. I have a question about something that Jesus said more than once, usually (I think) during the telling of parables. It concerns passages in…

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