New Life Live: February 23, 2016

Topics: Verbal Abuse, Intimacy, Dating, Alcoholics, Church Life, Sexual Integrity
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. Jill Hubbard, Milan Yerkovich

Caller Questions:

  1. My husband insults me in front of others but says he loves me; how do I cope?
  2. Is it good advice that my long-distance fiancé wants to abstain from sex once we are married to grow our relationship emotionally?
  3. My church views alcohol addiction as a sin instead of a disease. What is your perspective?
  4. How can I get my husband to work on healing our marriage and go to Every Man’s Battle?

Suggested Resources:
Changes That Heal
Is This The One
Life Recovery Bible
Worthy of Her Trust

Here is the Lose it for Life testimony that Steve read on the radio:

Prior to this weekend, I was over-eating, compulsive shopping, and hiding things from my husband. I had a critical spirit and was unhappy about my behavior and hopeless of breaking these destructive behaviors. This workshop has been filled with laughter from Steve’s speaking. Steve uses humor to lighten the intensity of what he is sharing and teaching what we need to know of God’s love and desire for us. This weekend has been life-changing as I learned why I am insecure and why I do the compulsive habits that I do. – Shelley

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  1. Glen Stinson February 23, 2016 at 10:16 am - Reply

    What is the difference between doing well and perfectionism?

    • alita February 23, 2016 at 1:13 pm - Reply

      One is realistic and the other is not.

    • Ely February 23, 2016 at 6:31 pm - Reply

      It’s about being headed in the right direction not being perfect as you get there. Perfection in the Bible is about maturity.

  2. alita February 23, 2016 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    Sigh …. More “file not found”.

    • JRT February 24, 2016 at 9:15 am - Reply

      I know I hate that, I usually google the question and it comes up on stitcher and another one.

  3. Ely February 23, 2016 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    Steve, I value your analogies. Keep up the good work!

  4. Zee February 24, 2016 at 11:06 am - Reply

    About Susan from Orlando and her long distance relationship- why a long distance relationship? Aren’t there available men in her area? She needs to find her own identity and let Jesus complete her. No patience with ppl in that ‘camp.’

  5. Judy February 25, 2016 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    Interesting information on addiction and the brain.

  6. Pat February 27, 2016 at 11:44 am - Reply

    I think it’s silly to say an addiction is a disease. It’s not something you caught or is contagious. Eating a bad diet (includes too much alcohol) and putting bad things into your body can certainly lead to diseases. I think the pastor calls it a sin because he doesn’t care to hear someone pass his addiction onto the outside by saying it’s a disease. It sounds to me when someone calls it a disease they are trying to escape their responsibility for starting the addiction.

  7. Anne February 29, 2016 at 9:41 am - Reply

    RE: Susan in Orlando…I wonder if his suggestion is a “gentle” way of getting rid of her. Jill said “this guy just wants to remain friends” at the tail end of the call and that’s a less extreme way of saying what I mean.

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