New Life Live: March 13, 2014

Topics: DatingMid-life CrisisForgivenessPhysical Abuse
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. Sheri KefferMilan Yerkovich

Caller Questions:

  1. I wasn’t looking for love but found it; she says it is not good timing; what now? 
  2. My husband is having a mid-life crisis and turned hostile; should I give him space? 
  3. How can I forgive my brother for physically abusing me for 15 years?

Suggested Resources:
Is This The One
How We Love
Healing Is a Choice

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  1. Kathleen Knight March 13, 2014 at 6:19 am - Reply

    Hello, I believe the information given on the show about Mr. Rogers is an urban legend.

    Please check out the respected urban legends website,, at which debunks such rumors.

    • Bruce Parsons March 13, 2014 at 12:40 pm - Reply

      I like to listen to your show every day at work (Christian Talk 1050 on iTunes) and I appreciate so much the counselling information that is given.

      You said that you were going to google “mr rogers tattoo” and that you found confirmation that he was in fact in the marines and had tattoos and in particular a large crucifix tattoo on his chest. Really?? Did you even read any of the entries? There is not one on the first page of results that would substantiate that claim. In fact they all specifically refute it. As for the photo you refered to, I saw that too and my first reaction was that it was totaly, clearly a fake!
      You have a tremendously powerful platform and a huge responsibillity to the listening public to get it right! I think that what your comments in this case were very irresponsible especially in light of your inference that google proved it to be so.

  2. ann March 13, 2014 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    Oh goodness, what is it with these women who continue to stay with their husbands that cheat on them repeatedly, what is that about. It’s insulting, NO, I don’t know their entire stories and I know that there’s 3 sides to every story, yours, theirs, and the truth. How much more of the truth needs to be put out there for these women to accept the fact that their husbands are not satisfied with being faithful. Yes, it hurts but come on women of God, stop it please. I have heard stories from women that have been married anywhere from 1 to 20 years that’s putting up with this. Stop making excuses for these men and seek counseling and if he’s against it then get on with your life. You cannot continue living like this and expect to call in a show to get a healing…it is not fair to no one, especially you and your family.

    • christina March 13, 2014 at 4:08 pm - Reply

      What you say here is true. Unfortunately, sometimes you just can’t “see” the situation when you are in it. You hear, see, and feel the negative stuff, but then you hold on to the good parts (the children, the old feelings, etc.) So I think it’s just easier said than done.
      And sometimes people are just used to the drama and crap in their lives to the point where it just seems normal.

  3. Deborah K. Cox March 13, 2014 at 12:53 pm - Reply says that it is false that Mr. Rogers had tattoos

  4. Diana Gomez March 13, 2014 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    Really people! There are callers with real life issues and problems and all you can comment about is Mr. Rogers tattoo and whether or not it’s fake.

  5. Jane Pappas March 13, 2014 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    I hope the wonan waiting for her husband to decide if he wants to stay develops some self respect and a backbone- why would her husband want to work to earn her back when she appears to be willing to wait for him no matter what he’s done- and give him excuses for his behavior-it is incredible to hear a woman just hoping he will come back, rather than determining if she would even consider at all taking him back – so very sad

  6. ann March 14, 2014 at 8:37 am - Reply

    So what on the tattoo conversations – whoop-da-doo. Who cares??, well, I digress. Ditto Diana. #5. Jane-I agree with you on your statement; talk about waiting in vain. He’s not going to come back to her, sad but true, it’s high time for her to get her life together and start anew minus him. I sincerely love New Life Live and thank God for the show and the callers but there are times when the panel can be a bit much and some of the callers are very weak people, lately it’s been a lot of women caller’s whose husbands have been cheating on them, lying to them, or not wanting to be with them and these poor women who say they are women of God just allow themselves to stepped on like a used mat. Been there, done that–the advice that’s been given thus far has been very good advice and I continue to pray that these women take heed to what’s being told and start living the life God intended them to live.

    • Bruce Parsons March 14, 2014 at 12:03 pm - Reply

      Re Mr. Rogers,
      A few people have expressed the feeling “who cares”. Fair enough, who cares if Mr. Rogers was a marine sniper and had tattoos?? I don’t. However, when you have a nationaly syndicated radio host (christian or not) making such statements it becomes a matter of credibility – not of Mr Rogers but of the one making the statments. It could have been Mr Rogers or George Bush or the Dali Lama that is not the point. If one is going to speak to a subject in this (christian) forum they should be speaking the truth. No matter what the subject.
      One could not be expected to know everything about everybody – but there is an incredibly powerful resource at one’s fingertips that can make it possible to fact check before broadcasting. In this case he even claimed that he looked it up on Google and confirmed it when in fact Google proves it to be false.
      As a Christian leader, no one should ever have cause to doubt what is being said is truth.

  7. ann March 14, 2014 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Bruce Parsons, that’s exactly my point, well as far as the tattoo topic was concerned. You are absolutely right, that could have very well be left out of the show about this and then to suggest it be googled, that was a bit much and I did express that in one of my comments. Sometimes the panel goes a little too far with their remarks and comments. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Marcia Richards March 14, 2014 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    Steve, Steve, Steve….so disappointed…how could you believe such a thing….Mr. Rogers was what he seemed…he did not wear a tattoo… Read…

    • Pat March 15, 2014 at 11:08 pm - Reply

      Mr Rogers is human, who makes mistakes; not God, nor Jesus. He probably got the tattoo when he was still a dumb kid.

  9. dsmomma March 20, 2014 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    I don’t mean to complain (and not about the lack of tattoos on Mr. Roger’s arms), but that one of the doctors (Sheri) says “irregardless” which is not a word. Regardless would be the correct word. Love you all!

  10. ann April 2, 2014 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Okay, dsmomma, I wasn’t going to go there but you are right, Ms. Sheri needs to be corrected because that is not the third or fifth time she’s used that (wrong) word. I hope someone on the panel corrected her. I respect the fact that she’s smart in other areas but ……

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