New Life Live: July 7, 2015

Topics: Anxiety, Teens, Divorce, Mother Issues, Codependency, Sexual Integrity, Avoiders
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. Dave Stoop and Guest Host Chris Williams, a therapist specializing in addiction, trauma and family recovery

Caller Questions:

  1. How can I help my students with their anxiety?
  2. I am on the fence about divorce; do I have biblical grounds?
  3. Should I save my mom again or let her hit rock bottom financially?
  4. My wife thinks that fantasizing about a woman is the same as an affair (Matthew 5:28).
  5. I am at my wit’s end with my avoider husband; what should I do?

Suggested Resources:
You Are What You Think
How We Love Our Kids
Healing Is a Choice

This is the Marriage Solution Workshop testimony Steve read on the radio today –

My life before this marriage weekend was horrible. I avoided all issues and tried to please my wife in ways other than on a relational and emotional level. I wanted to spend more time at work rather than deal with my wife at home. This marriage weekend has taught me better ways to communicate and relate to my wife, and how to comfort her. I also learned how to release and open up. Anyone considering a marriage workshop should definitely go to this life altering weekend. – Mike

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  1. Judy July 7, 2015 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    The Mom with financial problems who takes out payday loans may be gambling. It is a. Growing problem with seniors.

  2. ann July 8, 2015 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Francis, not sure what type of believer you are but surely God does not suggest you stay in a marriage with a cheating husband. How much more of the abuse are you going to take, I mean your husband has no respect for you what so ever, he beats you, threatens you, and blames you because of his affairs. At some point you are going to have to gird up and get on with your life, why would you even what to continue living in such a volatile environment. Your husband is building his own wrath, let him, he knows exactly what he’s doing. This is a dangerous environment and you need to do something about it immediately. The scent of fear is attracting him to treat you in such ill ways, trust me, my ex did the same thing to me, he was so verbally and physically abusive toward me but would not remove himself from MY HOME, I was afraid but once I girded my loins and allowed God to do what I couldn’t then and only then did changes start and changes for the betterment of my life. Please seek counseling and support and trust God to prevail. Show how much of a believer you are and save yourself. I’ll be praying for you.

  3. Pat July 11, 2015 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    Marri, Be Anxious for Nothing by Joyce Meyer is edifying reading.

    Francis, Yes he is gaslighting. He minimizes, confuses, and redirects his issues onto you.

    Linda, I think you must be afraid of this abusive control freak. He belongs in Jail.

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