New Life Live: May 14, 2013

Topics: BoundariesTrustLyingAdult ChildrenChristian WalkPornographyDivorce
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. Dave StoopDr. Jill Hubbard
Caller Questions:

  1. What boundaries do I place for my 32yo son who gambles and steals? 
  2. Should I confront my son who has a gender issue? 
  3. How can I help my husband who is not good with money? 
  4. Do I treat my holy temple with respect if I smoke? 
  5. I found porn on my husband’s computer; should I leave him? 

Suggested Resources:
Life Recovery Bible
Every Man’s Battle

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  1. Jeff May 14, 2013 at 10:43 am - Reply

    About the man struggling with a son who seemed to be gender confused. I was wondering what you might have advised on a more practical and specific level. You mentioned that the dad should forge a solid relationship with his son focusing on acceptance and love (and I agree that is most crucial) . But in the meantime, as he is working on that, shouldn’t there be some restrictions put in place in terms of dress, etc.? For example he mentioned the “Short-Shorts”. That’s a little disturbing to me and it seems like there could be some boundaries enforced in that area at least. After all, at this age the parents are in control of what the child is allowed to wear. Just wondering. Keep up the great work and God bless.

  2. Craig Dirks May 16, 2013 at 6:01 am - Reply

    About the fellow who has a smoking problem. In Pennsylvania where I live some of the cigerette tax goes to preserving farmland. No farms,No food. So today I am ambivalent about smoking. I would much prefer more open land and fewer folks. It certainly is a more sane objective. Also if we are going to solve our Social Security problems & medicare and medicaid problems,many folks are going to have to die at 70yo. Living into your 80’s 90’s or 100’s is ruining our coutries finances. In Berks County ,Pennsylvania we have over 100 centerians alone. This is a financial killer for the country. I am 57 and I am praying daily to die young and quickly. I long for heaven and I dion’t want to be a burden to my family or end up stealing money from Social Security or Medicare and Medicaid. Think about what I am saying. In 20 years we will become another Greece because we have to support too many older folks.

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