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Caring for Caregivers

by Dr. Leslie (Jack) Fyans My mother lives in a nursing home in another state and is becoming more erratic in how she reacts to staff there. My siblings and I get calls asking us to “convince” Mom to cooperate…

‘Choice’ Words

by Dr. Leslie (Jack) Fyans Our child attends a Lutheran prekindergarten. We were dismayed when he came home with some words we don’t approve of. Before this year, he didn’t have a lot of interaction with other children, so this…

Sadness and the Seasons

by Dr. Leslie (Jack) Fyans I have lived in the upper Midwest all my life but have always dreaded the winters. The gloomy weather depresses me. Do other people have this problem, or is it just me? All of us…

Honoring mom

The June/July Family Counselor featured a woman who was struggling to care for her elderly mother. Your answer explained how today’s generation has changed the types of people involved in the care-giving process, and that this woman needs to care…

Maintaining Perspective

by Dr. Leslie (Jack) Fyans Earlier this summer, the news was filled with stories about the deaths of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. The international attention this generated was astounding, even for a former Jackson fan like me! I have…

Honoring My Mother

by Dr. Leslie (Jack) Fyans My elderly mother has been living with us for 2½ years. During that time she has needed more and more care. I’ve learned to help her with “routine” tasks such as dressing, toileting, etc. I…

Questionable advice

I am not a licensed psychologist; rather, I am a family sociologist with 25 years’ experience in university classrooms, teaching about marriage and family relationships. I disagree with the December Family Counselor advice given by Dr. Jack Fyans to the…

Reaching Out for Help

by Dr. Leslie (Jack) Fyans My husband and I have been married 20 years. Ten years ago I was unfaithful to him, but he is unaware of it. I have repented of this sin and have never repeated it, nor…

Making Choices in the Civic Arena

by Dr. Leslie (Jack) Fyans I turned 18 this year, and I am excited to vote in the upcoming presidential election. I’ve been following the race and talking with friends and family about my views. My parents and I disagree…

Hanging Up the Keys

by Dr. Leslie (Jack) Fyans My elderly father is at a point where he is becoming confused, and he really shouldn’t be driving his car. My sister and I have gently tried to persuade him to give it up, but…

“Letting Go” of a Child

by Dr. Leslie (Jack) Fyans My 15-year-old daughter wants to be more independent. I realize this is a normal part of growing up. However, her father is finding it very hard to “let go” and wants to maintain the same…

By Faith we believe in the Resurrection

The latest article by Dr. Paul L. Maier— “The Mystery of the Missing Body”(April)—hits the doctrinal nail on the head. We Christians know of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead by faith, so that no amount of fallacious arguments…

Facing Unemployment

by Dr. Leslie (Jack) Fyans I’m facing a layoff at work and am very anxious about what to do. My wife also works, but we can’t make it on her paycheck alone. How can my faith support me during this…

Board OKs $81.8 million budget for 2005-06

By Joe Isenhower Jr. NEW ORLEANS — Although the 2005-06 operating budget adopted by the LCMS Board of Directors pares $750,000 from the proposed budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, the final budget does not cut national ministries…