"We are not measured by the trials we meet -- only by those we overcome."
- - Spencer W. Kimball
The Real Issue
by Cyndie Swindlehurst

Can I Invite Myself? - February 01, 2016
Touchy Subjects - December 17, 2015
A Call in the Hall - November 26, 2015
New Rules in a Stake Conference Talk - November 19, 2015
I'm Frustrated with My Three-Year-Old - November 05, 2015
Family Home Evening - October 29, 2015
Too Much Homework - October 23, 2015
Don't Celebrate My Birthday - October 15, 2015
Letters of Condolence - October 08, 2015
My Manager Suffocates Me - October 01, 2015
What to Say When Someone Gets Cancer - September 24, 2015
My Friend Cancels Our Plans - September 17, 2015
Letting Kids Play at the Playground - September 10, 2015
Pick up the Curtain! - August 20, 2015
My Neighbors Are a Little Too Nice - August 13, 2015
Eating at Family Parties - July 23, 2015
Living Near a Difficult Family - July 02, 2015
I Overheard a Marital Argument - June 18, 2015
My Sister Complains - June 11, 2015
Greeting New People at Church - May 28, 2015
Recommending a Piano Teacher - May 21, 2015
Helping a Drifting Daughter - April 30, 2015
Outsiders in a New Ward - April 23, 2015
Going Back to College - April 09, 2015
Don't Engage the Angry Lady - April 02, 2015
Should I Send an Angry Note? - March 26, 2015
Should I Invite the Teacher? - March 19, 2015
Am I a Thief? - March 05, 2015
My Friend Split When the Ward Split - February 26, 2015
Confronting Flaky Counselors - February 19, 2015
No Seats in Sacrament Meeting - February 12, 2015
My Husband Watches Trashy Television - February 05, 2015
Lame Young Women Activities - January 29, 2015
Hurtful Family Stories - January 22, 2015
Resenting a Son-in-Law's Parents - January 15, 2015
Odd Comments from Young Women - January 8, 2015
Cleaning Out Your Closet - January 1, 2015
Grocery Shopping with Guests - December 25, 2014
Responding to Bad News - December 18, 2014
Saying No to Girls' Night Out - December 11, 2014
Enforcing House Rules - December 4, 2014
Visiting Teaching Interviews - November 27, 2014
My Daughter Won't Read - November 20, 2014
Responding to a Nasty Email - November 13, 2014
Welfare Abuse - October 23, 2014
Storing a Stinky Couch - October 16, 2014
Since You Don't Have Kids . . . - September 25, 2014
Our Bishop Bugs My Husband - September 18, 2014
Cub Scout Kerfuffle - September 11, 2014
Counselor to an Abrasive President - September 4, 2014
Responding to a Lie - August 28, 2014
Making Dinner - August 14, 2014
My Son Stinks - August 7, 2014
Go to the Family Reunion - July 31, 2014
A Tall Guy Gets a View - July 24, 2014
My Husband Doesn't Home Teach - July 17, 2014
A Tardy Thank You - July 10, 2014
My Husband Is Addicted to TV! - July 3, 2014
Short Skirts at Church - June 19, 2014
Messing Up the Family History - June 12, 2014
New Calling, New Insults - May 29, 2014
Go to Bed Angry - May 15, 2014
My Laurel Has a Mean Mom - May 1, 2014
My Husband Controls All Our Money - April 24, 2014
Playing with Neighborhood Kids - April 17, 2014
My Visiting Teachers Avoid Me - April 3, 2014
Should Sisters Share a Bed? - March 27, 2014
A Wedding Day Wig - March 20, 2014
False Doctrine in Sunday School - March 6, 2014
Dad Can't Drive Anymore - February 27, 2014
My Mean Sister-in-Law - February 20, 2014
Organizing after Downsizing - February 13, 2014
When a Friend Always Wants Something - February 6, 2014
False Doctrine in Primary - January 30, 2014
It's Hard to Throw Things Away - January 23, 2014
Cheating at Candy Land - January 16, 2014
Dancing in Gym Class - January 9, 2014
Keeping Track of Scissors - January 2, 2014
My Husband Doesn't Home Teach - December 12, 2013
Bummer Birthday Gifts - December 5, 2013
New Grandma, New Baby - November 21, 2013
You Should Attend Stake Conference - November 14, 2013
We All Know about My Wayward Nephew - November 7, 2013
Is an Adviser a Young Women Leader? - October 31, 2013
Don't Celebrate My Birthday - October 24, 2013
Awkward Questions about Invitations - October 18, 2013
My Husband Plays the Lottery - October 10, 2013
White Shirt Rescue - October 3, 2013
Living Near a Difficult Family - September 26, 2013
My Stepmother Is Angry with Me - September 19, 2013
A Stake Leader Insults My Daughter - September 12, 2013
Pick up the Curtain! - September 5, 2013
Newlywed Roommates - August 29, 2013
Expensive Birthday Parties - August 22, 2013
Cleaning Out Your Closet - August 15, 2013
Sock Management - August 8, 2013
I Don't Want Dessert! - August 1, 2013
Saying No after Saying Yes - July 18, 2013
Stop Fighting! - July 11, 2013
To Speak or Not to Speak - July 4, 2013
Outsiders in a New Ward - June 27, 2013
Encouraging a Friendly Welcome - June 20, 2013
A Greco-Roman Bridesmaid Dress - June 13, 2013
Primary Class Assignments - June 6, 2013
Grocery Shopping with Guests - May 16, 2013
Cooking for Houseguests - May 9, 2013
Organizing the Mail - May 2, 2013
Senior Mission Decision - April 25, 2013
Should I Go to Law School? - April 18, 2013
Coping Strategies - April 11, 2013
Speak Up in Presidency Meeting! - April 4, 2013
An Unequal Friendship - March 21, 2013
How to Run a Book Group - March 14, 2013
Earring Policy - February 28, 2013
How to Manage the Laundry - February 21, 2013
Is an E-vite Real? - February 14, 2013
Sustaining a Struggling Teacher - February 7, 2013
Family Dinner - January 31, 2013
Invitation Overload - January 24, 2013
Not Going on a Mission - January 17, 2013
No Eye Contact - January 10, 2013
Bizarre Comments at Church - January 3, 2013
Breaking Up with My Stylist - December 27, 2012
Tithing Eggs - December 20, 2012
It's the Principle of the Thing! - December 13, 2012
The Holiday Shuffle - December 6, 2012
No Invitation - November 29, 2012
Am I a Thief? - November 22, 2012
Critical In-Laws - November 15, 2012
Use Warm Water! - November 8, 2012
Asking for Money Owed - November 1, 2012
Visiting Teaching Lite - October 25, 2012
Lending a Car - October 18, 2012
An Undesirable Friend - October 11, 2012
How Do You Clean a Bathroom? - October 4, 2012
When Can I Say No to a Favor? - September 27, 2012
My Husband Is Addicted to TV! - September 20, 2012
School Activities on Sunday - September 13, 2012
A Tardy Thank You - September 6, 2012
The (Fake) Secret Is Out! - August 30, 2012
Meals for New Moms - August 23, 2012
Quitting An Unpaid Job - August 16, 2012
I'm a Non-Political Hostess - August 9, 2012
A Visiting Teaching Sales Call - August 2, 2012
Shoes: On or Off? - July 26, 2012
I Don't Want a Baby Shower - July 19, 2012
The Glycemic Index - June 28, 2012
Since You Don't Have Kids . . . - June 21, 2012
Dinner Party with Sports Before - June 14, 2012

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About Cyndie Swindlehurst

Cynthia Munk Swindlehurst spent her childhood in New Hampshire and her adolescence in San Diego. She served a mission in Manaus Brazil. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English and from Duke University with a law degree.

She practiced law until her first child was born. She enjoys reading, tap dancing, and discussing current events. She and her husband live in Greensboro, North Carolina with their two sons.

Cyndie serves as the Sunbeams teacher in her ward.

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