New Life Live: January 2, 2014

Topics: ParentingAdult ChildrenForgivenessDivorceChurch LifeAnger
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. Dave StoopMilan Yerkovich

Caller Questions:

  1. How can I repair my relationship with my 26yo college son before I die of cancer? 
  2. My husband’s ex has the upper hand; how do I deal with her? 
  3. Comment: Al-Anon worked for me to heal after being married to a passive-aggressive man. 
  4. My pastor confessed making a mistake; do I need to know what it is? 
  5. Do I focus on me or file for divorce after being separated for 1 year? 
  6. How do I help a member of my men’s group with anger issues? 

Suggested Resources:
Healing Is A Choice
How We Love
7 Minute Marriage Solution
More Jesus, Less Religion

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  1. D King January 2, 2014 at 10:17 am - Reply

    Hey Guys it’s Ezek 36:26 I recite this verse over my husband and mother

  2. julia January 8, 2014 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Regarding the woman with terminal cancer trying to reconnect with her son, I lost my mother to cancer less than a month ago, unexpectedly, and much too young. I wish she and I had the opportunity to know what stage of life she was in and that our time would be cut so short, it’s great gift. I wish we had been able to have certain conversations that you can only have at times like these, to reconcile certain hurts or clarify certain questions, to – hopefully – close open wounds. I wish we had this opportunity, perhaps selfishly, to help my process of grieving and to help me go on my way in life. It seems you perhaps missed the opportunity to mention that aspect of the caller’s request, that her reaching out to her son is a gift to him of possible forgiveness and freedom for his life, especially as he is so young. At some point after her death he may bitterly regret not having accepted her open hand; if she stops trying he may feel lasting anger due to that.
    I realize the mother cannot make it an obsession to have contact with her son, but for her peace in facing death it is good for her too to try to heal this situation. The stress of not reconciling can also act to exacerbate her condition. I would have liked to have heard these aspects brought in more clearly from the panel; the woman is in a very delicate place in life and situations as she is in take on a more time-sensitive and reflective significance.

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