Q: I've heard some about your organization. I guess helping people with their marriages is a good thing. But wouldn't all that effort be better directed toward something more important, like combating poverty?
Jim: Thanks for asking this. In a limited venue like this column, I'd summarize our perspective with an illustration. The late Southern ...Read more
Q: My husband is more than willing to play with the kids. But when it comes to the practical side of parenting -- dinner, diapers, bath times -- I don't think he pulls his weight. What's a woman to do?
Jim: I've heard this complaint from many wives. Men and women often have different understandings about parenting. You may feel it's natural ...Read more
Q: The past three years I've made a New Year's resolution to work out and lose weight. And every year I lost momentum within a few weeks. I feel guilty about breaking my promise to my family -- and myself. What can I do differently this year?
Jim: Many of us make some sort of resolution this time of year, and a lot of those involve healthier ...Read more
Q: We usually do Christmas as "just" our immediate household. A friend suggested we invite some neighbors over. What do you think?
Jim: Christmas is a delightful time of year. The parties, the festive decorations, the music -- everyone seems so cheerful and happy. But not everyone is.
Studies indicate that Christmas is the most likely time of ...Read more