New Life Live: May 5, 2014

Topics: Sexual Integrity For WomenHomosexualityBlended FamiliesPornography,Christian WalkDepressionMarriageMother Issues,
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. John Townsend

Caller Questions:

  1. Do you have any resources for women with a porn addiction? 
  2. Our lesbian daughter’s partner is asking for our blessing to marry her; what should we say? 
  3. I am becoming a stepdad to teens who have been exposed to porn; any advice? 
  4. How can I handle my mental state and not feel like a failure as a Christian? 
  5. My wife is filing for divorce because she thinks I don’t love her; how do I convince her I do? 
  6. Am I obligated to have a relationship with my mom who won’t accept blame? 

Suggested Resources:
Every Woman’s Battle
Healing Is a Choice
7 Minute Marriage Solution
How We Love

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  1. rebecca May 5, 2014 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    Someone was typing in the background which made it hard to hear the callers

  2. wayne cooper May 6, 2014 at 2:07 am - Reply

    Dear Steve and Staff of Counselors:

    Why are we seeing heterosexual women, especially married women, turning to lesbianism after they either separate or get a divorce from their husbands/boyfriends? I am deeply troubled by this wicked practice. What is that really all about? I don’t believe for one moment that these women are really and truly lesbians; I believe that due to being hurt by men, many of them become angry towards men and therefore turn to other women. What say you?

  3. wayne cooper May 6, 2014 at 2:38 am - Reply

    Also, for Dr. John

    I wouldn’t ask a gay child to invite me to their “wedding”……just to not alienate myself from them. If That went against my biblical values and convictions, I would not in any way give a my sort of approval, confirmation, or well wish. Since God had declared that He will judge all unrepentant homosexuals and other sexually immoral people.

  4. ann May 6, 2014 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Wayne, I know your question was addressed to the panel but if I may, I think women, young girls that are lesbians or turn toward lesbianism have something within that they are dealing with, it could be something from their childhood or from past hurts from a bad marriage or break-up, I am not judging I just know that most of these women have been hurt something awful and I understand why some women do in fact turn to or profess lesbian life styles – then again some could be curious. I will continue to pray for those that are hurting and have no one or nowhere to turn for help. God is the ultimate healer and I know he will prevail! Thanks for sharing your comments.

    • Pat May 10, 2014 at 11:36 pm - Reply

      I also think maybe they had an abusive past. They probably do not trust men in relationships, but don’t want to give up sex. My personal opinion is women may be tired of the submissive, doormat role, or just tired of being a part of toxic relationships. It seems difficult to find people who aren’t looking for sex as their number 1 requirement.

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