New Life Live: March 9, 2016

Topics: Sexual Integrity, Affairs, Forgiveness, Sexual Abuse, Blended Families, Boundaries
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Milan Yerkovich and Guest Host Jason Martinkus

Caller Questions:

  1. I tested positive for an STD, but my husband will not admit he was unfaithful.
  2. Should I follow people’s advice to forgive and forget after a hurtful situation?
  3. What boundaries can I set with my 20yo stepdaughter who is undermining all of my efforts?

Suggested Resources:
Healing Is a Choice
Forgiving the Unforgivable
How We Love Our Kids

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  1. liz bennett March 9, 2016 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    Hello New Life, I have been loving your show for 24 yrs. My day is always circled around listening to you ALL. Each one of you has a special gift & it comes out when you give advice to us. You teach me how to listen when people talk, you strengthen me, you keep me on track. I love everyone one of you. Through God’s love, you help me be a better person. Never go away..

  2. Pat March 10, 2016 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    What a nice comment of appreciation from Liz. I’m sorry to the first caller about all the issues with her husband. Her husband is acting low life, and I’m sorry she is caught up with him. I just today called a guy back (acquaintance) from work, and his wife answered. He is off today and he called me earlier in the day. She knows we talk, and have mutual acquaintances and that really is the extent of it. When you drive a truck, I don’t think it is easy to find friends worth talking to. I know him from years ago- we both worked for different companies. Now I work for another trucking company, and he is still at the same company, but we see each other on the road, or at common loading places. This is the extent of our friendships at work, and there is nothing more than that going on, but there will always be people who want to dramatize it because they don’t understand that it is ok to make friends with people and they don’t have be the same gender. Anyone can appreciate another person if they are admirable, or of good character, male or female. It’s a very lonely existence otherwise when everyone is afraid to talk to anyone of the opposite gender because they are afraid of what others will think. It is New Life who is always saying we are supposed to connect with people.

  3. Pat March 10, 2016 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    Poor last caller (Renee.) Such a common problem, that men aren’t stepping up. From the nature of the calls it seems they are too busy watching porn to be present in life. SAD.

  4. ann March 22, 2016 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    to the first caller with the cheating, lying soon to be ex husband. What a coward, it’s a pity men, SOME men can go around cheating, dibbing and dabbing and when they get caught with their pants down they begin to sing that well known song, “it wasn’t me,” right. I am so sorry that you had to contact a STD from him, one things for sure you know where things stand now and if you don’t do anything about nothing will get done. God has a plan for you and I’m sure you’ve been knowing that for a while as you also knew that things just wasn’t right with your husband. Been there, done that but honey, when enough is enough…that’s exactly what it is ENOUGH. Please continue seeking help for yourself, continue with the counseling trust me, it’ll pay off in the long run. I know 18 years is much but the sooner you get out of this marriage the better. Your husbands been having an affair, dare I say affairs. God bless you and I’ll be praying for you.

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