Need advice? Ask Dear Aunt Sally
Dear Aunt Sally,
A good friend of mine tells tasteless jokes and mocks me for my faith. I consider God’s word asking us to not be ‘unequally yoked’ in our relationships and I wrestle with the idea of cutting her off as a friend. At the same time, I’d like my friendship with her to be a testimony of my faith. What do you suggest?
Do you ever read the “Dear Abby” column in your newspaper?
The popular daily advice column offers short and sweet common-sense answers to questions from readers, most often pertaining to external relationships. Endearing and entertaining, Abby’s advice offers guidance for difficult marriages, troubled parenting, etiquette, and friendships.
It’s always wise to seek out the opinion of a grounded person outside of your situation, but for believers, advice from anyone may be lacking a spiritual perspective. Conveniently, Christian doctrine offers a set of unmovable truths that automatically answer questions concerning right and wrong and how we are to conduct ourselves in this life. Often we need not only the listening ear of a supportive person but also the simple direction as to where we can find answers to our questions in the Bible.
This is where “Dear Aunt Sally” comes in. The Salvation Army’s War Cry publication’s brand new advice column will offer readers both a common-sense approach to questions as well as a spiritual perspective on matters such as problems with relationships, questions of faith, and other issues.
To contact Aunt Sally for advice, e-mail your question (any question!) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. All letters are held in the strictest confidence. If you’re not a subscriber to the popular monthly War Cry magazine, click here to get yours!
With the new year upon us, it’s time to unburden ourselves of the weight of our problems. Let’s start fresh and ask our dear old Aunt Sally for a solution!