New Life Live: June 14, 2012

Topics: TraumaForgivenessParentsSexual IntegrityAdult ChildrenTrust
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. Dave StoopDr. Sheri Denham
Caller Questions:

  1. How do I bring the peace I find in my sexual abuse survivor group into the real world? 
  2. How do I make peace with my father who does not want anything to do with me or my kids? 
  3. Do I have to have full disclosure of my affairs knowing the pain I will cause my wife? 
  4. My adult child (alcohol and sex addict) lives at home, and my husband and I do not agree on rules. 
  5. My first wife and I want to remarry. How do we overcome our trust issues? 
  6. We are not allowed to see our grandkids. What can we do? 

Suggested Resources:
Forgiving the Unforgivable
Healing Is a Choice
Boundaries

Link to New Life Live: June 14, 2012

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  1. bill June 14, 2012 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    While I respect Arteburn and co. I’ve gotta tell ya, Arteburn had the most irresponsible reply in response to the sixth and final question. Here’s an elderly couple wondering why they don’t get to see the grandkids. Witholding the grandkids is not what anyone wants to see..but what we don’t know is have gramps and grams trampled boundaries?? have gramps and grams offended their son’s daughter repeatedly and without a request for forgiveness. Mr. Arteburn be very careful putting the “fix it or else” on the son..you have know idea how the whole story looks and to fire off a response like that is really irresponsible. Sorry my tone’s a little harsh, this one hits a little close to home.

  2. michelle June 15, 2012 at 8:05 am - Reply

    I agree with Bill. I was surprised to see you jump to that answer without getting further information. Your response actually assumed what the questioners did – that the daughter-in-law was problematic…what if the grandparents are problematic and the son is doing the right thing by supporting his wife (ya know…all that leaving and cleaving stuff). I suspect conclusions were drawn because time was running out.

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