New Life Live: May 7, 2015

Topics: AddictionAlcoholicsDatingSexual AbuseParentingBoundaries 
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. Dave Stoop

Caller Questions:

  1. How do I approach my brother about his alcohol addiction? 
  2. In dating, how do I deal with the triggers from my past abuse? 
  3. How do I protect my kids from their porn-addicted father? My 13yo son is drawn to it, too. 
  4. Should I date a guy who says he is not a believer? 

Suggested Resources:
Life Recovery Bible
7 Minute Marriage Solution
Preparing Your Son for Every Man’s Battle
Every Young Man’s Battle
Every Man’s Bible

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One Comment

  1. Pat May 9, 2015 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    Susan, WOW, your call could have been me. It seems the man you marry determines if you can trust him or not. I don’t trust either, but time will tell. You witnessed first hand how abusive men can be and I really get that. Your feelings are valid. I thought the advice about counseling for both of you was a great idea, but also in waiting. I would hope you could know yourself better before getting married again. If he gets impatient perhaps he isn’t in the relationship for the right reasons? What are both of your motivations for getting married? Remember Matthew 6:33. Steve is correct that the timing may be too soon.
    Last caller, Elaine, has a unequally yoked problem. But if he was an alter boy, he was raised Catholic, which in my opinion gives him a chance and it sounds like he is a believer.. I was raised Catholic, and I am a believer, but not so much in the traditional Catholic way anymore, since they did not teach me anything useful, but just enough for me to be interested in learning more. To marry an atheist would be really unequally yoked, since without God, anything would be ok. But I think you are perfectly fine in wanted to date him and find out more.

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