New Life Live: August 20, 2015

Topics: Abortion, Affairs, Avoider, Parenting, Sexual Abuse, Childhood Issues
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. Sheri Keffer

Caller Questions:

  1. Interview with Jeff Gilbert from the ministry reaching out to pregnant women at risk for abortion.
  2. My husband won’t talk about my affair; how can I heal?
  3. What should we do a year after my 12yo son inappropriately touched my boyfriend’s 9yo daughter?
  4. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, do the tears ever stop?

Suggested Resources:
Healing Is a Choice
How We Love Our Kids
Emotional Freedom Workbook

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  1. ann August 21, 2015 at 11:06 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness, God bless the last caller John. Thank you for your openness and please John, may I be so bold to let you know that your healing has in fact begun. Your call has healed many already, please let the tears flow, continue your therapy, please continue helping others with your story when you feel it’s time. Trust me, I am in tears now just knowing your healing is in full effect. You are awesome and so is God for letting your call come through. Thank you John, you have helped me with something I’ve been holding in for a long time. God bless you and thank you so much. I will add you to my prayers.

  2. Lynn August 21, 2015 at 11:36 am - Reply

    Good grief April…STOP TALKING! You need to listen to Steve and Sheri. You have a mess on your hands, living with a guy, children moving in and out of your home, having a child with your “boyfriend”…what a MESS!!! Thank you Sheri and the producer…April is not listening and shows no concern for what her son has done. Finally, April is silent but guess what, she is still not listening. She doesn’t get it! April, you need to get help for these children first and foremost. Then help for yourself to figure out why you are in this mess.

  3. ann August 21, 2015 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    Lynn, I gotta agree with you on this one, Miss April would not stop yacking and I’m sure she missed some pertinent information and advice the show gave today. I guess guilt will do that to you, she was and is wrong in every area and she knows this and yet she called in for advice and I’ll be darn if she didn’t stop talking when the show spoke wisdom in to her. She is in a messy situation but the collateral damage can be stopped, it’s up to her. I lift Miss April up in my prayers.

  4. Lisa September 1, 2015 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    I am late in listening to this program, but need to comment to John. Thank you so much for calling in and sharing. I am an adult daughter to a Father who experienced horrific sexual abuse as a 7 year old by his 14 year old brother. And his mother and father ignored his pleas for help and called it “boys will be boys!” He finally revealed it to the family during a reunion trip after him leaving the family when I was 12 and devastating my life, not to mention my brothers and sisters. We have been plagued by alcoholism and drug abuse in a large part by a secret my father kept for 65 years. And his family just never inquired about us after he left us. So did not grow up with them around us. We lived in different states.
    Jesus found me in California when I was 30 and broken. I waited an additional 15 years before my Dad revealed this to us. This huge piece of the puzzle explained so much to me and I found such tremendous peace and healing.
    My Dad now lives in a comfortable senior living place 1 block from the river in beautiful Boise Idaho. Every Sunday I see such peace and love well up in him as he Worships his Lord and Savior Jesus.
    I pray for all men to face the enemy and tell your story! It will save not only you but so many more. Our lives touch others. Even the loner. My Dad tried running and hiding but when he turned and faced his fear, he found healing! And not only for him.
    To this day, he is still surprised by God’s Grace. Bless you John and all the John’s out there.

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