New Life Live: August 25, 2014

Topics: MarriageOCDHoarderCommunicationAffairs 
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. Dave StoopMilan Yerkovich

Caller Questions:

  1. How do I restore my marriage when I did not care for her properly? 
  2. As a procrastinator and a hoarder; how can I save my marriage? 
  3. Why do men stop trying to communicate once they get married? 
  4. Interview with Shannon Ethridge about the Passion Principles Weekend. 
  5. My wife is having an affair; should I tell the other man’s wife? 

Suggested Resources:
7 Minute Marriage Solution
Changes That Heal
How We Love

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  1. Jeneh August 25, 2014 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    MATTHEW 22:36-38 ”Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” Jesus said to him, You shall love the Love your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment….. {God knows everything, no one will fool God. He knows us very well. Have you ever seen evildoers make a joyful shout to the Lord in the church? No not atall, so do not believe that, they shout for something else in their home which is not of God they just want people to believe them no no no dont, if you the believers they want you to believe what they are shoutting for; just take DNA test then you will know that they are shoutting for something else which is not true} PSALMS 98:4 Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth; break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises. PSALMS 100:1-2 MAKE ajoyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with singing. MATTHEW 4:4 But He answered and said, It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but every word that proceeds from the mouth of God; MATTHEW 4:10-11 Then Jesus said to him,”Away with you satan! for it is written, you shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve;” Then devil lift Him, and behold angels came and ministered to Him. MATTHEW 6:24 No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. For that same satan was is among the believers even today. So fight a good fight as a believer and do His will…. We Thank You God for Your word in the name of Jesus.Amen

  2. ann August 26, 2014 at 10:13 am - Reply

    to the last caller with the wife that’s having the affair with the married man of whom you know. Why will you not tell the mans wife about the affair, do you not love your wife? or are you okay with her having the affair? maybe it’s something you didn’t mention that you don’t want publicized, that I can understand, I mean after all we all have things that are happening or that has happened that we’d rather keep to ourselves but in the long run when the truth comes out all parties are going to be affected by this, especially your children. If you’re okay with the way things are then all blessings to you but if you’re not please do something about it and stop allowing yourself to be disrespected by your wife.

  3. Matt August 26, 2014 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    Steve’s suggestion that the last caller was not enough “John Wayne” bothered me quite a bit. I will never be a tough alpha male ever in my life, It’s just not me. Would that be excuse enough for a wife to cheat?

    • Chris August 27, 2014 at 7:23 am - Reply

      Matt, I don’t believe what Steve was saying was that you have to be an alpha male. Obviously, not every guy is an alpha male. What I do think he was suggesting is that he establish healthy boundaries for his wife who was cheating instead of “being nice.” Typically boundaries take the form of, If you “blank”, I will “blank.” For example: If you keep having an affair, I will file for a legal separation and you will have to leave the house. And, I’m sure Steve wasn’t implying that if you weren’t like John Wayne your spouse would have a reason to cheat. There is never a reason to cheat! Hope this helps.

  4. ann August 27, 2014 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Thanks for clearing that up Chris, there should never be reason to cheat on your spouse, if it gets to that point that means something is wrong and needs to be made right—counseling, talking, praying, whatever it’ll take to stop those desires of looking elsewhere. I so respect couples that work through their issues together, now don’t get me wrong, I know both parties have issues but working them out together under all circumstances does make life better for everyone. Sometimes you really have look deep before you leap, wish I did. God is good and he’ll help all of us through the storms of life. Trust and believe.

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