Q: I would greatly appreciate it if you would explain what it means to be blessed. When many believers say they are blessed, they imply that they have found favor with God. Does this mean that God favors some over others? ...Read more
Dear Amy: I am in my 30s, and have been dating my boyfriend for two years. While my family lives in a different state, he lives with his folks at home.
This would not be a problem, except that we seem to spend an ...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 74 years old and have been a brittle Type 1 diabetic for 50 years. I have no history of heart disease. My doctor of 40 years recently retired and had me control my hemoglobin A1C to a range of 5.9-6.2....Read more
The first baby shampoo debuted in the 1950s. Johnson & Johnson marketed the product with the slogan "no more tears." Decades later, it turned out there was something to cry about in the supposedly gentle shampoo: It ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I recently attended a friend's party that was being given to celebrate their son's 18th birthday. I thought it would be cheeky and fun to buy him a risque card from an adult boutique, thinking everyone would get...Read more
Adapted from a recent online discussion.
I'm 30 and live at home with my disabled mother and grandmother, and my younger sister and her two sons moved in with us last year. I love my nephews (1 and...Read more
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: It seems that the most popular people are the most influential people, yet so many of them fall from their high positions taking those they've influenced down with them. Why ...Read more
Private insurance claims for mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety, have increased 108% since 2007, according to a new report. Major depressive disorder was the most common reason for a filed claim. ...Read more
Olive oil has been the liquid gold of Italian cuisine since 4,000 B.C., according to evidence found in an ancient pottery jar in central Italy. Its powers have been tapped for health reasons for millennia too! Around 350 B...Read more
Dear Amy: My 21-year-old son goes to college in a neighboring state. He lives in an apartment with several friends.
About three months ago, my husband and I were awakened in the middle of the night by our son calling. He ...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I just read another sad story about a woman who had breast cancer, fought it and seemed to win, but after five years, it came back and took her life. The same sequence of events happened to my wife two ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I am a 54-year-old single woman who recently started dating again after four years of total abstinence. My two adult daughters, ages 18 and 22, live at home with me.
My dilemma: I am smitten, to say the least, ...Read more
I'm getting married this summer to the man of my dreams and things have been great. We've got a new house, I'm graduating college next May and we're really happy.
He wants a baby really bad. We agreed to...Read more
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: Since the soul cannot be seen, how can we know it is real? And the same is true of the conscience; it cannot be seen so is it a figment of imagination or the voice of God's ...Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The author of a California bill strongly opposed by the Roman Catholic Church that would require priests to report confessions of child sex abuse to authorities said Tuesday he has put it on hold, ...Read more
With a sharp left turn, Democrats are risking a backlash on an issue of raw emotional and political sensitivity: providing government health care to millions of people in the country illegally.
Ten of the party's nearly ...Read more
In June, country music star Granger Smith posted a devastating announcement on Instagram. Doctors had been unable to revive his 3-year-old son, River Kelly, who drowned in a swimming pool accident at their family home.
Dear Amy: My wife's cousin is a very talented artist. About five and a half years ago I approached her to commission a nude painting of my wife.
I sent her photos and earnest money in the amount of $250. She replied that ...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: My neighbor is battling cancer for the third time. The medical personnel she sees when she goes for her chemotherapy treatments are urging her to get rid of her two cats. They claim the cats are a danger to...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I have a concern as a grandmother about our youngest grandchild, age 10. He is addicted to video games. There has been quite a lot of publicity on how bad this can be for children.
When we visit, he never comes...Read more
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