Answers

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

Does it Do Any Good to Pray for Politicians?

Does it honestly do any good to pray for our politicians and other world leaders? Our pastor does it every week, but I can't see that it does any good. The world is just as bad as it ever was.

Does it really do any good to pray for things like our nation and world peace?

Does it really do any good to pray for things like our nation and world peace? I get very discouraged when I read the headlines every day, and it doesn't seem to me like our prayers are doing much good.

Self righteous cousin

My cousin is very religious and keeps telling us how we need to change, but to be honest most of our family avoids her because we don't like her self-righteous, "holier-than-thou" attitude. She's always lecturing us because we don't do things exactly the way she thinks we should, and we get tired of it. Are we wrong?

Why are some people so critical and judgmental?

Why are some people so critical and judgmental? Almost every time my neighbor comes over she cuts down other people and goes on and on about their faults. I've wondered what she must be saying about us behind our backs. Should I just ignore her?

How did the writers of the Bible know about things that were going to happen hundreds or even thousands of years later?

How did the writers of the Bible know about things that were going to happen hundreds or even thousands of years later? I admit I have a hard time thinking the Bible has much use to us today.

If Christianity is true, then why are most of the so-called “Christians” I know hypocrites?

If Christianity is true, then why are most of the so-called "Christians" I know hypocrites? I'd rather be a complete unbeliever (which is what I am) than someone who claims to be a Christian but doesn't act like it. At least I try to be a good person, and they don't.

Should the church re-brand Christianity to make it more acceptable?

I am a marketing major studying branding. The Bible study I also attend says that the church needs to rebrand Christianity to make it more acceptable to the culture. Is this Biblical, and if not, how can we counter the trend?

Has God given up on me?

My grandmother says God never gives up on anyone, but she's wrong. God gave up on me long ago, and nothing will ever change that. And frankly, I don't really care.

Newlyweds should make Christ the foundation of marriage

My fiancé and I are getting married in a couple of months, and we're really looking forward to our lives together. But so many of our friends have already been through at least one divorce, and we don't want that to happen to us. How can we prevent it?

The Truth of Jesus casts out doubt

If Christianity is true, then why doesn't everybody believe it? I think the reason is because we can't really know anything about God, and one person's ideas about God are just as good as someone else's.

I’m a Christian headed to college soon and I am scared of how i’ll be treated; any advice?

I'm headed to college shortly, and I admit I feel lonely and scared. I've heard all sorts of things about the way people who take Jesus seriously are ignored or even mocked in college, and I wonder what I'm getting into. Do you have any advice for me?

I’m beginning to think that getting married was a mistake. We’ve been married less than a year and all we do is argue—usually over little things that don’t really matter. What’s happened to us?

I'm beginning to think that getting married was a mistake. We've been married less than a year and all we do is argue—usually over little things that don't really matter. What's happened to us?