Issue: I am homesick. I am away from home for the first time and I am miserable because of how much I miss home.
Insight: First of all, you need to make the most of life no matter where you are. When you start enjoying yourself you will find that when you think of home you will not be miserable but you will be happy you were able to talk to them. Once you allow yourself to feel negative feelings they tend to overwhelm you and you have a hard time enjoying even the time you have with your family in communication.
Issue: My mom is disabled and I hated her for it. I even told her that. Since I have grown closer to Jesus I have seen her in a new light and I realize how much I love her. How do I repair the damage I have caused?
Insight: God has forgiven you. My question for you is have you forgiven yourself? You need to forgive yourself, in order to be effective in repairing things with your mom. She needs to know you are coming from a place of love and not guilt. Once you have forgiven yourself and allowed all of the pain to fade away, face your mom. Tell her the truth about how you felt, what changed and how you feel now. Ask her to forgive you and continue to treat her with love and respect and I am sure the damage to your relationship will be healed and restored.
Issue: A friend of mine made a commitment to me and then did not follow through with the commitment. How do I confront them and still maintain the friendship?
Insight: Friendship is not always easy, but the friendships worth keeping are the ones that can weather any storm.
Issue: I am a very independent person and I find it really hard to rely on God the way the Bible shows us too. How can I change that?
Insight: I continually struggle with that. I am also an independent person and I find that many times I try to do things on my own without God's help. The result is not pleasant. I am usually worn out, defeated, and worst of all I end up feeling guilty about not asking God to help me right from the start.
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