Q: If you ask God to forgive you for something you did to someone, does that mean you also need to ask them for forgiveness? A: It's always important to seek the forgiveness of those we've hurt,even if it is hard to do.
Q: I work with a woman who just never seems to be happy. A: We all have different personalities, and some people do seem to have a natural bent toward unhappiness.
Q: Every day, I really try to please God by doing everything I think He'd want me to do, but how do I know if I've succeeded?
Q: I used to believe in God, but I stopped after my mother died of cancer last year. A: Elsewhere in your letter, you describe just how close you were to your mother, and I know her death still causes you great pain and sorrow.
Q: It seems like we used to hear a lot about cults a decade or so ago, but I hardly hear anything about them today. A: A few cults do seem to have faded away or lost their appeal.
Q: I'd like you to explain something to me. The kindest, most understanding person in my exercise class says she doesn't believe in God, while the one with the nastiest personality claims to be a devout Christian.