Dear Lydia

Tuesday, 02 March 2010 16:02 Written by

Dear Lydia: March 2010 Responses

Dear Readers,
I am glad to have received some comment letters from readers. I would love to receive feedback and letters from more sisters around the world. It was so encouraging to get this note from the Ukraine.
Tuesday, 02 February 2010 07:31 Written by

Lydia's Advice to Young Wives: Husbands' Need for Sexual Intimacy

In the minds of many women there is a myth about men, begun in adolescence, perpetuated by frustrated women, reinforced by Hollywood and confirmed by the actions of some men. What is the myth? That men are only interested in sex for physical gratification and have little concern for the emotional aspect of sexual intimacy. A wife should know that her husband wants and needs a sexual relationship that is the overflow of a relationship filled with love and respect.
Wednesday, 23 December 2009 16:07 Written by

Lydia's Advice to Young Wives: Your Husband's Need for Support

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work; if one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up.” Ecclesiastes 4:9 – 10

Ask a group of women what the hardest role in marriage is; they would probably say that being submissive is the most difficult. What we as wives need to know is that the corresponding role of leadership in the home is not an easy task for husbands.

Monday, 09 November 2009 08:45 Written by

Lydia's Advice to Young Wives: Meeting your Husband's Emotional Needs

Often when women are chatting our conversations turn to the topic of men. Eventually we will look at each other, shake our heads and say, “MEN?!” Yes, they are a mystery to us. Thus, we see the multitude of books that have been written throughout the years such as Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus or Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps. There are many emotional, physical and mental differences between men and women. These differences can cause marital stress, misunderstandings and frustrations. It is essential for the married woman to seek to solve the mystery of her husband!

Tuesday, 18 August 2009 02:48 Written by

Dear Lydia, Need Better Boundaries at Work

Dear Lydia,

I have a male co-worker who is going through a divorce. Before this, my husband and I were trying to reach out to him and his wife as a couple. He has recently started coming out to Bible Talk and church functions alone, and I am hoping he will start studying the Bible.

Monday, 03 August 2009 11:56 Written by

Dear Lydia, Not prepared for marriage

Dear Lydia,

I'm so grateful for this opportunity to find guidance.


I'm a newly married and recently restored disciple. My husband was baptized on Mother's Day of this year. Praise God!

I'm desperate for guidance in the areas of being a wife and a stepmother. I've never had a desire to have children or be married.

Wednesday, 01 July 2009 02:54 Written by

Dear Lydia, Facebook for Teens?

Dear Lydia,

My daughter will start high school in August. She is not a disciple but is a good kid. Since school is out for the summer, she is begging to join Facebook, a social networking thing on the Internet, to stay in touch with her school friends. Should I let her? I am scared of predators and all the things I hear about that can happen with young girls via the Internet.

Cautious Mom

Tuesday, 30 June 2009 17:26 Written by

Dear Lydia, My Child Saw Porn

Dear Lydia,

I found out that my 12 year old son viewed pornography while hanging out at a neighbor’s home with their 14 year old son. I am so angry with them! What would you do?


-Angry Mom


Friday, 19 June 2009 11:44 Written by

Woman of Ignoble Character

Dear Sisters,

I recently celebrated my 37th wedding anniversary by revisiting one of my favorite scriptures that details the attributes and behavior of the Wife of Noble Character. I think all Christian women should refer to this passage often and strive to be like this woman as we all are collectively the “bride of Christ”.

Monday, 04 May 2009 14:56 Written by

Dear Lydia, Help us be spiritual mothers

Dear Lydia,

Seems to me that the sisters would like more help on being a spiritual moms. Many have a fear of failing or have regret by past life mistakes. There is guilt over impatience. I know it’s prayer and dependency on God. How about some practicals?


Please help,

Caring in Charleston

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