New Life Live: June 21, 2013

Topics: ConfrontationAffairsParentingMarriageAdult ChildrenParent Issues
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. John TownsendDr. Dave Stoop
Caller Questions:

  1. How should I respond to a disturbing text from my military husband? 
  2. My daughter confessed her affair to me and wants advice. 
  3. Why are our foster kids accusing us of abuse? 
  4. I married my husband twice and refuse to divorce again; now what? 
  5. Are financial boundaries with adult children the same if they have special needs? 
  6. I am the oldest son; how should I confront my mom about her affair? 

Suggested Resources:
7 Minute Marriage Solution
Beyond Boundaries
Forgiving the Unforgivable

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  1. Phoebe Kelleher June 21, 2013 at 11:01 am - Reply

    The call from the adult son whose mother is having an affair hit home for me. At age 31, I found out my father was having an affair. After years of counselling, what was the most helpful for me was to attend ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunction Familes) My parents weren’t alcoholics, but wow, was my family dysfunctional! I highly recommend it for your caller. When someone has an affair, it affects everyone in the family, regardless of their age.
    Love your show!

  2. Lynn June 21, 2013 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Wow, caller #2 get the rude caller award. Quit talking and start listening! You called in for advise, so listen and stop babbling.

    • Pat June 23, 2013 at 2:39 pm - Reply

      This happens often. I think that once the called starts talking, it blocks out the host side of the transmission. I think it would help if the callers had their main points to cover were written on paper before they call in. This would stop with the hemming and hawing, and people saying UMMMM. When I took public speaking, the teacher would count how many times a person said UMMM in their speech. This taught everyone to get more organized, which I think is also helpful in calling in to a radio show.

  3. Kathleen June 23, 2013 at 7:37 am - Reply

    I want to read Mr. Townsends’s book “The Hard Way is the Right Way:…”. I am astounded at the number of times I hear ease as the sole argument for choosing one action over other when there are compelling principles for choosing other actions.

    Is there an estimated date of publication for the book? I am so looking forward to reading this book.

    • Pat June 23, 2013 at 1:51 pm - Reply

      I would like to hear it also-and hopefully it will be in audiobook format.

      I am baffled as to why called #5 called in about an autistic child and received the 7 Minute Marriage Solution for the resource. It seemed to me that Boundaries with Kids or something else would be more appropriate.

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