New Life Live: June 24, 2014

Topics: TrustSeparationMarriageSelf WorthAdult ChildrenDatingAutismTithingDepression
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. Dave Stoop

Caller Questions:

  1. My wife is having trust issues and avoids me; how can I get her to speak to me? 
  2. I am divorced and my adult kids put their dad before me; should I share my feelings? 
  3. How can I bond with my girlfriend’s autistic 6yo son? 
  4. Do I owe back tithing to God when I could not afford to give anything? 
  5. How can I process my deep sadness over Mom having Grandma euthanized? 

Suggested Resources:
7 Minute Marriage Solution
You Are What You Think
Is This The One
Healing Is a Choice

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  1. jeneh June 24, 2014 at 9:45 am - Reply

    The BIBLE say’s in Proverbs 18:22 He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the LORD. { God love’s HIS word more than people} HE say’s no to that; there is only one God. MATTHEW 18:9 “And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you. It better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire. Proverbs 23:8 The morsel you have eaten, you will vomit up ,and waste your pleasant words. { Some sin God will not forgive at all because HE is God, HE love’s HIS word so much.} HE say’s heaven and earth will past away but HIS word stand forever. Thank YOU O God for your word in Jesus name. Amen.

  2. Elaine Eike June 24, 2014 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    I have been a full time hospice RN for 28 years and I must take issue with the last caller’s concern that her 94 year old grandmother was euthanized. We are not in the Kevorkian business. Yes, our goals are palliative but we do not give meds to hurry death. The description of this woman’s death as having been caused by morphine is a common reaction of people who do not understand the dying process. Morphine is a safe medication when given appropriately. It is the gold standard of narcotics and is used not only for pain but for issues of shortness of breath. Why was the medication prescribed? The caller states her grandmother “became sick” and received antibiotics in the hospital. How sick was she? The caller states she was “fine” a week before coming on hospice. When a patient comes home from the hospital after everything was done that could be done, very often the patient is nearer to death than the family is able to perceive. Medications are prescribed to enable a patient to have a comfortable death. As a patient begins the dying process the heart often goes into failure with the lungs filling with fluid. This can cause great discomfort and agitation and morphine relieves that. The caller gave too little information about the circumstances surrounding her grandmother’s death and suggests that the hospice doctor automatically gave morphine to a perfectly healthy unsymptomatic patient. I would state that this is would violate everything that hospice represents. As for the Obamacare reference, under President Obama hospice funding was decreased by 25%…Hospice has accomplished so much over the years as patient advocates…And the next time you are asked “what is your pain score on a scale of 0-10, which is now mandatory in federally funded institutions, that was put in place by hospice. Patients have a right to a dignified and pain free life, with state of the art symptom management…I think an apology is in order for your misrepresentation of the role of hospice in end of life care.

  3. Matt June 25, 2014 at 6:36 am - Reply

    I think the first caller should be prepared for the possibility that his wife is already cheating on him. He should meet with a lawyer to protect his interests and assets as well as lining his ducks in a row, in the event the situation goes south.

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