Source: Sydney Briggs, “Family Instability and Children’s Social Development,” Child Trends, 7 Aug 2019. “Family stability can promote positive social behavior in children and adolescents, while instability is associated with social maladjustment, including behaviors such as aggression toward peers, teachers, or parents.” “Adolescents whose mothers were married at birth had higher social competence and lower…

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Question: How do I honor my stepmother and accept her? What are our places now in the family? I am just looking around in all sorts of places for answers, so I hope this is something that is appropriate to ask you. Recently my family has grown as my dad has remarried. My mother passed…

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Question: Hello sir, I have a question about family problems. I have a sister-in-law who cannot stand me for no other reason from what I can gather than jealousy. I’ll try to explain. She deleted me from social media recently and cut off communication between us. I noticed and right away I called her to…

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Question: Does a husband need to love his wife more than anyone on earth? Even his children? Answer: The question implies there is a set quantity of love that a person can give. It also assumes that love for, say children, is at odds with loving your wife. The greatest commandment is loving God, the…

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Question: In this question, I’m honestly not sure if I am being inhospitable, or if I have genuine concerns.  Thus why I seek to ask this to you.  My wife and I have been married for still a relatively short time, and have a child.  My father-in-law lives a couple of hours away, but still…

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Question: I write to you today with a question. I am relatively sure that emotion makes it more difficult than the question itself truly is. An aunt of mine is a lesbian. The state that I am in recently legalized civil unions. Being that it is not truly a wedding but instead (acknowledged by the…

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Question: I am really disturbed. My dad who has been very violent since my mum joined him in a foreign country. He was broke and moved to this new country for business. Several years down the line, my mum came and joined him, but he has become proud and arrogant. Worse still there are rumors…

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