New Life Live: May 8, 2014

Topics: PerfectionismDivorceParentingSexual IntegrityPornographyDifficult ConversationsAdult ChildrenAnger
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. Sheri KefferMilan Yerkovich

Caller Questions:

  1. Being a perfectionist is interfering with being a full-time nursing student; how do I stop? 
  2. Divorced 6yrs; should I tell my grown kids what their sex addict dad did during our marriage? 
  3. I regret a hateful message I left for my adult son; what can I do? 
  4. How should I handle an angry husband? I am afraid to upset him. 

Suggested Resources:
Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers
Healing Is a Choice
Changes That Heal

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  1. Pat May 10, 2014 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    The call from Karen sounded like me. It sounds like there isn’t enough time in the day to do everything! I don’t think it has to do with her mom. I used to be always housecleaning, but now working 9 hours a day, I don’t clean anymore. My advice would be put off other things and do well in school. It’s more important. Perhaps you could switch to paper plates, or just get a salad. As for cleaning, dust doesn’t go anywhere and it will still be there months later when you get a break from school. Sometimes focusing on details is a way to distract us from doing something else. Set priorities, a time frame to do everything. But really, school and working is hard.

  2. Abigail May 16, 2014 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    I agree with what Pat says, I don’t think it has to do with Karen’s mother. I think that life can get so hectic at times and people get anxious with trying to keep up with the clock. I think our mothers are not perfect and they make mistakes. If anything, maybe her mother was just trying to raise her with good morals by teaching her and her siblings how to clean. But the whole “firing” her mother, is a bit too drastic. Karen you need your mother, I think you need to forgive things in the past. Being a mother is not easy, and I’m sure she didn’t mean harm. I hope you continue to do well in nursing school!
    Blessings from San Francisco!

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