Divorce - Custody


16/03/2006
I don't know what type of criminal activity my husband is into (we're separated) but do I have the right to keep my children from being around him for their safety?

Well, that’s more of a legal question that you should get legal counsel for. If there is concern that your children are in jeopardy or their safety is threatened by the activity of their father, then you should take some action. What that action is needs to be laid out for you by a lawyer who knows some of the legal options that you have. But you need to stand on scripture in Isaiah 54:17 that "No weapon formed against you or your children will prosper."

Divorce - Custody


20/03/2006
My wife left me and I cannot get over the anger. My son needs his father and she is putting me down everyday in front of him. How do I handle this?

You handle it by living an exemplary life that is unaccusable. If your ex-wife is putting you down in front of your son, then you need to calmly sit down with your son and say "Listen, I know that your mother says things but I want you to feel free to ask me anything. I want you to see my life. I want you to see that sometimes people get angry and they say things that they really don’t believe or that really aren’t true. And I want you to watch my life. I want to demonstrate an example to you that will prove that the things that are being said about me aren’t true." That’s what you need to sit down and explain to your son, thoroughly and consistently. Then you need to get some post-marriage counseling. If the ex-wife is damaging your relationship with your son, there are some legal actions that can be taken. If slanderous things are being done to you, you can take some legal action. So you need to consult a lawyer on that side of things. But follow my advice with communicating with your son and living an exemplary life.