For over a year now our daughter, “Ann,” who is of Northern European descent, has been dating “Hank,” an African-American man. Their relationship has grown such that we believe Hank’s proposal of marriage to Ann is imminent. [Read more…]
Every year about this time I hear from people for whom Mother’s Day evokes feelings that are anything but warm and fuzzy–people raised by mothers who overall did them a lot more harm than good. [Read more…]
I’ve noticed that you aren’t one to shy away from answering questions having to do with God and/or Christianity. So I thought I might try asking: Why do you think it is that so many people who say they’re Christian are okay with acting in ways that are the opposite of what Christ stood for? [Read more…]
I have a teenage daughter who just started high school. She’s a great kid: funny, smart, sensitive to others. But I fear that she’s starting to pay heed to all the messages she’s constantly receiving that the most winning thing she can do in life is to be, basically, sexy and dumb. That’s the message I know she’s constantly receiving from (as always) the media, and certainly from social media, which teens use to exert so much peer pressure on young women. [Read more…]
I’m afraid that these days I’m spending so much time working on my upcoming novel—and writing “Ask John,” the advice column I write for the Asheville Citizen-Times newspaper—that I don’t have much time to post on my blog.
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