New Life Live: July 15, 2014

Topics: DatingAbandonmentDivorceGriefFriendshipsSexual IntegrityMarriage 
Hosts: Steve Arterburn and Guest Host Marilyn Meberg

Caller Questions:

  1. My girlfriend goes out with her ex and then denies it; do I move on? 
  2. Why does my childhood abandonment affect my relationship with people today? 
  3. I divorced my alcoholic husband; why did I not experience grief when he died? 
  4. How do I support my friend who has a sexually addicted husband? 
  5. Should I stay with my verbally abusive husband? 
  6. I never met my father; why do I still struggle today with abandonment? 

Suggested Resources:
Is This The One
Healing Is a Choice
Constantly Craving

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  1. Janet Brunnemer July 15, 2014 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    One of the calls was from a woman who is being abused by her husband. Steve recommended that she leave him (which I wholeheartedly agree with!) but I hope that someone talked to her off the air about how she should do this. She needs to get with a women’s shelter who will help her to make plan to leave and to be prepared for the probability that the violence will escalate. When a woman leaves a violent man, the danger greatly increases and she needs to have a safe place to go! She must be in contact with people who will help her make a plan and give her the support she needs.

  2. ann July 16, 2014 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    Janet, I agree with your conviction and I pray that this woman gets the support she needs to move forward. One thing I know for certain is that the abuse will not stop unless you do something about it even if it means getting out of the marriage/relationship. Though the relationship that I was in was physical abuse turned verbal, had I not done something about the situation it would have gotten much worse. I had to make a BOLD move in faith and let the fear go and trust God to see me through the horrible storm that my life was in–please don’t get me wrong I did my dirt as well but nothing that warranted the abuse. I couldn’t take it anymore and did what needed to be done a long time ago. I will pray for this woman and other women that are going through this, it’s not as easy as just suggesting you leave, but please trust me when you get a support group to help you and pray for and with you the possibilities are awesome, so is God!!!

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