New Life Live: June 6, 2014

Topics: DatingDepressionForgivenessMarriageSelf-WorthBoundaries
Hosts: Steve Arterburn and Marilyn Meberg

Caller Questions:

  1. How do I help my niece who was beaten up by her husband? 
  2. Is there a kind way to tell my girlfriend to stop calling me every day? 
  3. How can I help my mom and my brother who are both depressed? 
  4. My friend has been living with her boyfriend for 10yrs; is that OK? 
  5. Should I keep forgiving my husband who ignores me just like my parents did? 
  6. What do healthy boundaries with a mother look like? 

Suggested Resources:
Walking Into Walls
Healing Is a Choice
Spiritual Renewal Study Bible
Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers

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  1. Patti June 6, 2014 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    I have so many issues it scares me. I am depressed, afraid of life. Everyone has turned their back on me and I don’t know what I do. This started actually the day I was born. I believe it is too late for me. I am 65 and have no one. People don’t understand when I say no one. Other the work I am secluded from people. I work and then sleep. No one seems to understand how I feel. I really don’t know if prayers will help me at this point. I have talked to God all my life. How do I know he doesn’t feel the way everyone else in this life feels about me.

  2. ann June 6, 2014 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    Dear Patti, thank you for your openness and honesty, first and foremost, as long as you are in the land of the living, it’s never too late. It’s so hard to let go of hurt and pain that we’ve been living for so long. I beg of you to please find a counselor, you’re going to have to talk to someone and you mentioned that you have no one to talk to well now you do and now you can, it’s all up to you. There are counselors in your area and at local hospitals and clinics, also churches. There’s even a few counselors on New Life that are ready, willing, and able to help. The only way your healing can and will begin is with you, you don’t have to continue living depressed, unhappy, or non-believing, if you make the first move on the suggestions I mentioned I can promise you GOD will take care of the rest. I am going to pray that you let go of what ever it is that you’re holding on to and finally take that BIG step of faith and watch your life change, maybe not overnight but it will change–for the better. Please DO NOT STOP PRAYING please, don’t give up, you ain’t seen nothing yet! Truth be told your healing has just begun with you sharing your story. Blessings!

  3. Family_Man June 9, 2014 at 5:19 am - Reply

    I’m not nearly as eloquent as Ann, but I’d like to second her thoughts. I think finding a counsellor is a next step, even f you’ve gone before..

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