New Life Live: April 19, 2016

Topics: Marriage, Counseling, Boundaries, Substance Abuse, Addictions, Aging Parents
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. Dave Stoop, Dr. Jill Hubbard

Caller Questions:

  1. Why doesn’t my husband want me to be seen by his counselor?
  2. I drew boundaries for my pot smoking husband who then filed for divorce; do I reach out to him now?
  3. Is it sinful to use marijuana for medical purposes when it is better than Xanax?
  4. How do I honor my parents when they do not agree on things and they do not respect me?

Suggested Resources:
Worthy of Her Trust
Life Recovery Bible
Life Recovery Workbook
Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers

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  1. Pat April 23, 2016 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    I thought I would express my views because I’m tired of hearing Christian counselors and pastors saying ‘we’ need to be going places, and that we are isolated. I go out when I want but don’t think I’m isolated. Tired yes; after driving a couple hundred miles daily, being slammed around in a truck like a lone sardine, dealing with stupid rude aggressive clowns on the roads all week, the last thing I want to do on weekends is to see people. I have a lot of catching up to do on weekends, not as if there is nothing else to do but socialize by the time work is done . There is shopping, laundry, deleting tons of email, and plenty more that needs to be done. As far as church, I watch Joel Osteen and Charles Stanley on TV every Sunday morning, and they are the best pastors in the US, so why would I want to spend time getting ready to go to church to listen to 45 minutes of loud music that isn’t that good? I do like small groups, but really my life is plenty busy without plugging into a local church.

    • Anastasia April 24, 2016 at 12:16 am - Reply

      It’s not those “Christian counselors saying those things. It’s Jesus who said it. He emphasized over and over again how important it is for us to stay in community and connected to people. Pat, you sound frustrated and are tired of the way your life is. Ultimately the big picture is this: our life is not our own. It isn’t really about what works for you personally but how much you believe in God’s goodness towards you by yielding to His commands. Peace out.

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