New Life Live: March 16, 2015

Topics: AvoidersMarriageDatingParentingDatingExpectations, Asperger’s Syndrome
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. Jill HubbardMilan Yerkovich

Caller Questions:

  1. How do I connect with my avoider husband who didn’t even tell me about his cancer? 
  2. I broke up with a guy with Asperger’s who is now being rude; should I respond? 
  3. What can I do for my adopted 15yo daughter who flip-flopped into challenging behavior and cult activity? 
  4. Do I push my girlfriend away by having so many expectations? 

Suggested Resources:
How We Love
7 Minute Marriage Solution
Secrets Young Women Keep  (not available from New Life)
How We Love Our Kids
Is This The One

This is the Healing Is A Choice testimony Steve read on the radio today:

Because of the spiritual foundation of this counseling I accomplished more in one weekend that I have in months of traditional counseling. I now have a strong support system of caring people who truly want only the best for me. With Jesus beside me there is no way I can fail. Awesome. – Dottie

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  1. Tricia March 16, 2015 at 11:09 am - Reply

    I wish you all had elaborated more about aspergers and the characteristics that these people have. I know you all try to cover far reaching principles, which may benefit many people, like in this example, how to deal with people that come on too strongly. But in her particular case, it would have probably been helpful for her to know that it is often difficult for them to navigate friendships and relationships, how to read others’ expressions and body language, and how to communicate well. They often have problems with understanding clichés and common sayings. For example, if she said “I don’t think we should go out anymore”, he may not understand and think, “Well, if we can’t go out, we can stay at my house and watch movies.” He just may not be totally understanding what she is saying. More insight into aspergers would have helped!

  2. Kay March 16, 2015 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Why don’t some of these people shut up and listen instead of running this mouth? Evette does not want to listen. They need to have their questions ready. She just keeps on and on talking.

  3. ann March 17, 2015 at 7:42 am - Reply

    oh my goodness, Miss Yvette just kept going and going, she is just running off at the mouth and not shutting up. I do understand her anxiety but good grief, just calm down and you’ll hear something that will help you and your niece.

    • Pat March 21, 2015 at 10:25 am - Reply

      People need to realize the show time is limited and have their high points ready and written out. She should have written the main points on paper and gone over it again and again, to cover all the details without babbling. In college you learn to keep it concise. If planned out, you can get all the detail in by organizing a presentation, without taking up so much time.

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