New Life Live: October 27, 2015

Topics: Drug Addicts, Parenting, Cutting, Physical Abuse, Adult Children, Divorce
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. Dave Stoop
Guest Host: Jason Martinkus

Caller Questions:

  1. My heroin addict son is leaving treatment soon; what is the next step for him?
  2. Is it normal for my 9yo son to be afraid he will hurt himself around knives, or will he become a cutter?
  3. My sister-in-law is being physically abused and refuses help; what can I do?
  4. My wife wants to cut ties with my 25yo daughter who is getting a second divorce and dating a married man.
  5. Should I stay married to a man who admitted to an affair and says he doesn’t love me?

Suggested Resources:
Twelve Gifts of Life Recovery
Twelve Laws of Life Recovery
Life Recovery Bible
Rethink How You Think
Healing Is a Choice

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  1. ann October 27, 2015 at 10:56 am - Reply

    Wendy, please get some help for your sister in law, she is going through something that she obviously cannot help herself. Please report this as soon as possible, I know you want to help her so please move forward with it, so what your family might get peed off at you but this person needs help, don’t wait until someone is killed it’ll be too late then, trust me, I speak truth and I speak from experience. I will pray for your sister in law but I sincerely pray it’s not you that’s going through any abuse. Blessings to you and your sister in law.

  2. ann October 27, 2015 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Poor Sue, you are so delusional, your husband does not love you, he seems not to love himself much either. He’s been having this affair and you are fully aware of it. The show gave you some very strong solid advice. I pray that you gird up your loins and get on with your life, and for goodness sake please take time to LESSON and stop talking so much. You are not a rug and you were not meant to be used in the manner in which your husband has been using/treating you. It’s up to you to live your life without all that nasty drama, you’ll find the strength, trust in God more deeply and watch what happens. I will pray for you and for your esteem. Be that woman of God that he’s called you to be, if your husband cannot get it together or chooses not to, then..buh bye! I’m just saying.

  3. Lynn October 27, 2015 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Sue, slow down and stop talking. They can’t help you if you just keep talking and talking over them. Good grief, she is both rude and obnoxious. I understand she is hurting but frankly she has allowed this to happen by not setting boundaries and consequences for his affair/heartless behavior. Honestly, I don’t think she heard a single thing they said because she was so busy justifying her acceptance of the situation and her unwillingness to set up consequences. Listen to your pastor and the hosts…made the bold move!

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