Q: I know I shouldn't get upset when people criticize me, but I just can't help it. A: I doubt if anyone likes to be criticized, particularly when they know it isn't deserved.
Q: I know we're supposed to love everybody if we're good Christians, but isn't that unrealistic? A: You're right: Some people aren't all that easy to love. The key is to ask God to help you begin to look at others the same way He does.
Q: I'm already depressed about Christmas. A: I suspect countless readers feel exactly like you do; the holiday season has become so busy and so commercialized that we hardly have time to stop and think about its true meaning.
Q: I'm in the county jail for the third time this year, once again for something minor. A: You may be about to give up on yourself, but let me assure you that God isn't about to give up on you!
Q: Why is my faith so unstable? A: What you describe may be fairly common, but it's not the way God wants us to live. And God has provided everything we need for us to have this kind of faith.
Q: I know you say we're all sinners and we all fail to live up to God's moral standards, but maybe He doesn't even care what we do. A: My answer may surprise you -- but you are right, up to a point: God does want us to be happy!