New Life Live: January 16, 2014

Topics: DepressionHomosexualityAddictionsParentingForgivenessMarriage
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. John TownsendDr. Dave Stoop

Caller Questions:

  1. Why do I feel depressed now that I no longer have to live in my car? 
  2. What do you think about Christians attending a same sex wedding? 
  3. My 16yo daughter feels uncomfortable that I am inviting a friend to stay with us who is recovering from drugs. 
  4. Should I keep forgiving my husband who hits the road when he can’t deal with things? 

Suggested Resources:
Healing Is a Choice
Raising Great Kids
Boundaries With Teens
Boundaries in Marriage

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  1. Leslie January 16, 2014 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    Hey guys you are great, I read your books…..please bring back a woman to the show….they take off the edge. 😉

  2. Lynne January 16, 2014 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Seriously caller #4, the man cheats on you and you decide to marry him! And after hearing you describe him…what part of that train wreak made you believe he would make a godly husband and good marriage material!!!

    • Pat January 19, 2014 at 8:42 pm - Reply

      DITTO ! She didn’t look hard before he was lured in; she should have tossed him back.

  3. Dan Patterson January 17, 2014 at 2:03 am - Reply

    What do you think about Christians attending a same sex wedding?

    Well I heard the response from the radio hosts but I am still waiting to hear an answer from a man of God. So we show up to a same sex wedding that we don’t agree with because we love them? So you don’t support their homosexual union but you will come to their wedding? Wow that’s not confusing. That’s the best answer from Christian men? Is there no other way to show love without attending? Of course there is. Christians are spreading so much confusion about what love is and what it is not. Share the truth in love and then follow through with your convictions.

    Here’s a better question. Does your love for God trump your love for anyone else? Do you really think God is ok with the beauty and symbolism of a wedding being perverted? Are you more concerned about what God thinks than what someone caught up in their own sin thinks?

  4. Pat January 19, 2014 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    Regarding the 3rd call, I would be uncomfortable also. Helping others and having them stay at your home are two different things. Perhaps the daughter knows that people on drugs are not to be trusted in her home. She probably does not want a stranger borrowing her things, or even having access to her things, and I don’t blame her.

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