New Life Live: May 30, 2013

Topics: GamblingParentingPornographyDepressionAttention Deficit Disorder
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. Henry CloudDr. Jill Hubbard
Caller Questions:

  1. What boundaries can I put in place for my chronic gambler husband? 
  2. How do I talk with my 16yo rebellious daughter who had sex with her boyfriend? 
  3. Is there help for my wife who uses porn and masturbates? 
  4. My husband was into porn for 17yrs and fell back into it after trying to quit. 
  5. What will help my depression and ADHD? 

Suggested Resources:
Raising Great Kids
How To Have That Difficult Conversation
7 Minute Marriage Solution
Every Heart Restored
Healing Is a Choice

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  1. Diane May 30, 2013 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Re: The man who falls back into old patterns (even though he knows everything).
    Counselors said there is a certain process one cannot give up on. I could really relate to this man, because thought I’ve been through LIFL & “worked” the program, I continue to fall back. Now I realize I HAVE to take a particular process seriously each day. I will have to listen to this again & again to figure out exactly what steps I am not taking.

  2. Sue May 31, 2013 at 10:23 am - Reply

    Dave Stoop mentioned a book on a past show but I only caught the first part of the title. It was “Intimate… Does anyone know the complete name of the book & author?

    Dr. Stoop does not have a contact on his website!

  3. Craig Dirks June 3, 2013 at 6:01 am - Reply

    I must say that listening to your show everyday has been very entertaining and funny. I laugh at these folks(mostly women) who whine and moan about the bab behavior their significant others are into and I have very little sympathy for them. They bought into the LIE FROM SATAN that they need somebody in their lives to “make them happy” If sex is not a need (as Jason Martikus says in EMB) then why is there a need to be “loved by someone” The truth is that we need the love of Jesus in our lives but every other kind of love is a desire,not a need. Sin in haste,Repent in leisure. I am very content living alone with no girlfriend. I do go to CR every Friday and I do see a therapist,but I depend on my contentment on the Lord. St. Paul said those who are married should stay married and those who are single should stay single. This principal is roundly ignored and yet it is certainly in the Scriptures to be taken seriously. You folks at New life are pushing folks to get involved with dating and finding the “right one” How about encouraging folks to be content to be satisfied being alone and getting involved in recovery groups and volunteer activities. Too much of this looking for someone to date turns into an idol and you folks should not encourage that. I never want to go out with anybody again for any reason. I never want to place myself in a position to make someone happy. It’s madness to make other folks a god. Jesus wants us to love and obey Him above all others. It is time to take the Scriptures seriously folks.

  4. New Life Live June 4, 2013 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    “Intimate Treason” by Claudia Black & Cara Tripodi. Dr. Stoop mentioned it during the last call on May 22. Thanks for asking!

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