New Life Live: May 28, 2015

Topics: Mother Issues, Sexual Abuse, Alcoholics, Addictions, Grandparenting, Friendship, Boundaries, Teens
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. Dave Stoop, Dr. Jill Hubbard

Caller Questions:

  1. Is it wrong to not like my mother and not honor her?
  2. How do I break free from my alcohol and gambling addictions?
  3. My 16yo grandson is affected by his mom’s constant string of men; should I take him in?
  4. I am losing friends and wonder if I am a bigger jerk than I think I am?
  5. How can I motivate my teens to help with the housework?

Suggested Resources:
Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers
Life Recovery Bible
Life Recovery Bible for Teens  (not available from New Life)
You Are What You Think

This is the Healing is a Choice survey response Steve read on the radio today:

When I went to the Healing is a Choice workshop, I was in a lot of pain due to a divorce.   I had done all I knew to do, and didn’t know what else to do to heal from the pain. The Healing is a Choice weekend put me on a path of healing. It started off by offering empathy for the pain I was in, and then gave me guidance where to go from there. The workshop was very valuable to me. I received what I went for, and have appreciated it ever since!
– Anonymous

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  1. Ann May 29, 2015 at 6:40 am - Reply

    to the first caller. I completely understand and know how you feel toward your mother though now it’s time for forgiving and healing. I do not take kindly or lightly to molester’s, I know up front and personal the scare it leaves but to have your mother not believe you, well trying to hide the fact that this happened to you really and truly hurts. I am going through a similar situation with my mother now, she’s denying a lot that happened in my childhood and in my family. I am constantly seeking and asking God to help me so I could finally let go. I’ve come a long way but still have a ways to go with LETTING GO. It’s easier to say than do, letting go. I will pray for you as I pray for myself to love your mother and forgive her even if it’s from a distance, please forgive her and continue loving her. I ask that you pray for me as well. God is so awesome and I need to let him penetrate even the residue. Blessings to you. (And me!)

  2. Melissa April 19, 2016 at 8:01 am - Reply

    About the last call – it almost sounds like Steve is familiar with Fly Lady and her approach, or else great minds think alike. Try Fly for help with messy homes.

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