Answers

Read thoughtful responses to a wide assortment of questions from Billy Graham’s My Answer column and other resources.

Tips for teaching children to pray

Sometimes our little boy refuses to say his prayers. What should we do then?

How can I be certain that God is in control in the midst of conflict?

How can I be certain that God is in control in the midst of conflict?

Should I try to reunite my family?

My family never got along very well, and over the years we just drifted apart and don't have anything to do with each other. Now that I'm older I'd like to do something about this, but I'm not sure they even care. Should I try, or just leave it alone?

Why can’t families get along?

Why can't families get along? My five siblings and I got together for Christmas dinner this year, and all we did was argue. I'm afraid we hardly ever have contact. This concerns me, but I guess it's just been easier to go our separate ways.

A call to cherish the family God has given you

Our five children are grown and live all over the country, but when we suggested we get together for a family reunion they said they weren't interested. I'm really sorry that we never were a close family, but is it too late to change this?

I grew up being told that the Bible was a book about sin and hell. Then someone told me it was actually a book with a promise. Is that true?

I grew up being told that the Bible was a book about sin and hell. Then someone told me it was actually a book with a promise. Is that true?

Does prayer really work?

I hear a lot about prayer but seldom do I hear a pastor preach about it. Are people expected to know how to pray?

If I read the Bible and pray every day will my problems go away?

Is it true that if we read the Bible and pray daily that problems and suffering will disappear so that we can experience happiness?

I feel no need for God, why do people still pray for me

I had to laugh the other day when my cousin said he was praying for me. I told him he might as well not waste his time. What would you say to someone like me who feels no need for God?

Will we ever achieve peace on earth?

Will we ever achieve peace on earth?

How can I love difficult people?

I know God wants us to love everyone, even people that aren't very lovable. But I just can't bring myself to love some of the people I have to deal with at work, no matter how hard I try. In fact, I've just stopped trying. Am I wrong?

Let God’s voice guide you, however you hear it

I overheard someone say the other day that God had been speaking to them about something. (I think it had to do with something she was doing that God didn't want her to do.) Do you think she actually heard a voice speaking to her? God never spoke to me that way.