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Do Parents Matter? Nature vs. Nurture

Do I really have any influence over how my kids turn out? I’ve heard the idea that people are just products of genetics — that nothing parents do can guide or affect their children. But I’ve also heard the opposite — that babies are born as blank slates and are shaped entirely by their environment. I want to be a good parent, but I don’t want to knock myself out if it doesn’t matter. So which is it: nature or nurture?

Vaccinations and Immunizations

What’s your perspective on the safety and advisability of child immunization? Several of our friends, who are also new parents, have very strong feelings against vaccinating children. I want to do what’s best for our baby. Can you give me some guidance in this area?

Spiritual Warfare: Winning the Battle

Could the psychological and emotional struggles I’m going through be an attack from Satan and his demons? Years ago I got involved in the occult. I made some horrible moral choices that left me wrestling with terrible anxiety and deep shame. I’ve prayed and tried to leave it all behind – but every time I seem to make progress, I spiral back down into guilt, remorse, anger, helplessness, and hopelessness. How can I break this cycle?

Schizophrenia: An Overview

What are the symptoms of schizophrenia? My teenage daughter’s behavior has become strangely erratic. I’m scared because schizophrenia runs in my family. Is it possible I’m doing something to make the situation worse?


Depression: An Overview

What does depression look like? My husband has been unusually withdrawn and seems emotionally “low.” His sadness has become a regular part of life in our household, and I’m concerned. What can I do?

Bipolar Disorder: An Overview

What is bipolar disorder? I’m worried about my son. He’s showing symptoms of depression or some other mental illness, but I don’t know enough to be sure. If he is bipolar, does he have any hope of leading a normal life?

Anxiety Disorders: An Overview

I’m a worrier, and the problem is getting worse. I’ve heard people talk about “anxiety disorders,” but I don’t know what that means. How can I tell if my worry is normal or if I have an anxiety disorder? And what should I do?

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