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Financial and Relational Investing: Where Do I Start?

Colby Gilmore - May 15, 2018

Dear CMR,

As a young adult, I have been curious about what I could do to start investing money for my future, but it seems overwhelming. Where would you suggest I get started, and how can I keep things in perspective as I do, keeping my faith in God in perspective?

Signed, 

Financially Curious Christian


Am I Ready To Be Married?

Tim Muehlhoff - May 1, 2018

Dear CMR,

How do you know, other than hearing from God, that you are ready to be married?

Signed,

Signed, Sealed, Delivered.


What Do I Do? He Won't Follow Through on His Promises!

Willa Williams - April 17, 2018

Dear CMR:

“What do I do when I have been dating my boyfriend for a long time, and he makes promises, especially about getting engaged, but never follows through?  I am getting very frustrated and resentful!”

Signed,

Tired of Waiting

 


"How Can I Make Friends If I'm Shy?"

Chris Grace - April 3, 2018

Dear CMR:

Can you offer any advice to someone who is shy and lonely but who also deals with social anxiety disorder? These are people who would like a close friend or several, but for whom speaking with someone can be intimidating, and for whom social events can be overwhelming or even frightening.

Signed,

Close To A Shy Guy

 


8 Ways to Pray for Your Future Relationship

Debra Fileta - March 20, 2018

Dear CMR,

I am not currently in a dating relationship, but I have been trying to commit my future relationships to God. It is hard to pray for my future more than generally. Can you give me any advice or tips on how to focus prayer for a relationship when I am not in one?

Signed,

Prayed Up


Help! It Seems Like We're Speaking Different Languages!

Kimberly Miller - March 6, 2018

A CMR reader and her husband define key terms like "love," care," and "support" very differently. It feels like they're speaking different languages. Can they bridge such a communication gap and find fulfillment in their marriage? 


5 Tips For Parents of College Kids Who Are Dating

Chris Grace - February 20, 2018

Dear CMR,

Our college student thinks she may have finally met ‘the love of her life’ this semester and has already invited him to a number of family functions. To be perfectly honest, we are more anxious than thrilled. Do I just hide my feelings, or is it better to be truthful about what I see as a possible mistake in the making?

Signed,

Speak or Hold My Peace


3 Ways To Show Him You're Interested

Debra Fileta - February 6, 2018

Dating can be such an interesting and complicated relationship. Here at the CMR we often hear that women are frustrated by the typical model of waiting for a man to show interest in them. Is it okay for a woman to initiate a relationship if she is interested in a man that she meets? Is it awkward if she pursues him to catch his attention? In today's Ask the Expert blog, author and speaker Debra Fileta answers this question. What do you think? Do you agree with her thoughts?

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