New Life Live: August 13, 2013

Topics: ForgivenessIn-lawsParentingSexual IntegrityDivorceReconciliation
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. Henry CloudDr. Dave Stoop

Caller Questions:

  1. How do I forgive myself for being unfaithful before marriage? 
  2. My daughter-in-law says I don’t accept her; what should I do? 
  3. What is the barometer for moving on after my wife’s affair and divorce? 
  4. My 15yo grandson molested his cousin; should I forgive before cutting him out of my life?
  5. Is it biblical to still hope for my marriage even though we are divorced? 

Suggested Resources:
Forgiving Our Parents
Healing Is a Choice
Forgiving the Unforgivable

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  1. Sue August 13, 2013 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    Dr. Stoop stated recently that we can’t look into someone’s heart to know if they are truly saved. I agree so with his statement in mind maybe he could explain how he has often advised a caller on divorce when their spouse has “abandon” them.

    The scripture teaches an “unbelieving” spouse..yet as Dr. Stoop stated we don’t really know someone’s salvation and to what extent is abandonment?? Six days, Six weeks, Six years? The act of physical adultery is clear regarding divorce.

    The “abandonment” is not. Tread carefully with fear & wisdom.

  2. S August 13, 2013 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    I don’t know what Dr Stoop would say but my biblical marriage counselors and Pastors had no problem calling my husband’s heart hardened against God and his family for leavIng us and moving in to a place funded by my inlaws. They certainly prayed with me and tried to help him, but more than 6 years has passed and we are divorcing. I wish it were different but he has closed every door.

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