New Life Live: March 9, 2015

Topics: MarriageSalvationIntimacyParentingBullying 
Hosts: Dr. John TownsendDr. Sheri Keffer

Caller Questions:

  1. My wife has guilt from surviving an accident and has short affairs to cope. 
  2. What more can I do to get my husband interested in intimacy after 20yrs of marriage? 
  3. Should I stay with my husband of 3yrs who I feel is scamming me financially because he won’t get a job? 
  4. How does our family heal after watching the horrific video of my 16yo daughter being attacked by bullies? 

Suggested Resources:
Boundaries in Marriage
Healing Is a Choice

This is the Marriage Solution Weekend Workshop testimony John read on the radio today:

Before coming to the New Life Marriage Weekend, our marriage was broken, hopeless, and ready for divorce. This weekend was amazing and the best weekend of my life. It has been painful and purposeful! There have been too many God moments to count. I am walking away changed for the better, and am so excited about the new woman I am. I am leaving with hope for my marriage and excitement about the future. I now have tools and resources to improve my marriage and, in turn, I am leaving the workshop with the best gift for my kids – a good marriage! Jaime

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  1. Kay March 9, 2015 at 7:19 am - Reply

    I am so angry at the law and government about that last caller. They did NOTHING for that young girl. The bullies needed to have consequences but instead they got off scot free. What is our society coming to where bullies can beat up and permanently injure people? The next person they injure may not survive. I think she should sue in civil court for damages. I can’t get over this. This could have been one of my daughters.

    • Susan March 9, 2015 at 11:13 am - Reply

      Regarding the last caller (mom of daughter) — Chances are the punk(s) (much too light of a word) was/is connected/related to someone in that justice system; hence, his blatant lack of fear of consequences and seeming subsequent inside cover-up. Too absurd. I am praying especially for this precious young lady, her mom, and everyone who loves them and who God brings into their lives to express His love and bring His healing – and to show His power. I am praying for vindication, because I believe that would help bring some healing and God is angered on her behalf. But whatever the outcome of justice that we see – I pray for healing and a life that brings far more glory to the conquering power of Christ Jesus. Praying this daughter and loving mom feel God’s strong and comforting embrace. You are in so many people’s hearts and prayers – every time we are reminded of such horrors and heartbreaks.

  2. Jane Pappas March 9, 2015 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    For the woman with the husband who has no interest in sex…
    Diabetes can lead to impotence, as can some bp meds. There are potential procedures or med changes that could help. These may or may not be the only issues, but I would think worth pursuing-
    God Bless!
    Jane, RN

  3. Joan Davis March 10, 2015 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Why is it that the FBI wasn’t involved in the bullying incident?? That should have been considered kidnapping when they took her over state lines. All 15 people involved should have some kind of federal charges brought up against them! I agree with Kay. At least pursue civil charges.

  4. Matt March 10, 2015 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Regarding the second caller, who is looking for more intimacy with her husband. Perhaps it would be helpful in finding out, if he has reasons for resentment and anger towards her. Denying intimacy is probably his way of “punishing” her, for grievances real or perceived that he may have against her.

  5. ann March 13, 2015 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    My heart goes out to the last caller with the daughter that was bullied, well more like assaulted in the worse way. I pray to God that this family gets the sufficient help and healing that they so desperately need. One things for sure, the criminals of this act will get there’s, I mean all involved parties from the onlookers to the ones that turned their backs, without fail they will get there’s. What nerve, and until they get caught no telling who their next victim will be. This type of action gets my oats going and that’s not a good thing–I am a work in progress so yes, I still get upset and furious over such hatred and that’s exactly what this is HATRED, all because the doers of this crime have inner pain and hurting people is their only outlet. God please watch over this child and protect her from further pain, watch over her family and help them to get the comfort they need as this comes to a close, SOON. Amen.

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