New Life Live: October 30, 2012

Topics: Suicide, Sexual Integrity, Marriage, Dating,
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. John Townsend, Dr. Dave Stoop
Caller Questions:

  1. I am a PTSD survivor; when is it time to forget the past?
  2. Comment: Hurricane Sandy could be a wake up call from God.
  3. My 30yo stepdaughter is suicidal and out of control; should we call the police?
  4. Interview with Curtis who attended Every Man’s Battle.
  5. Should I feel uncomfortable when my wife counsels men?
  6. Am I doing something to attract the wrong men?

Suggested Resources:
Beyond Boundaries
Walking Into Walls
Just Us
How To Get a Date Worth Keeping


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  1. Pat Finley October 30, 2012 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    I agree with Mary. Many may have died in the natural disasters, but perhaps all those innocent people and kids were believers and all saved. If this earth is temporary for us, why couldn’t or wouldn’t God use such things to destroy certain places or groups of people.
    I wish people would stop blaming women for the married men who come on to them. Kate’s call reminded me that there are too many liars out there. They say they are separated or single since it’s the only way to meet a woman friend. If they say they are married, they will not make any females friends.

  2. Shani October 30, 2012 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Mary was not wrong about God’s use of nature to grab our attention or a consequence of sin. I love this show, but sometimes I am disappointed for what seems to be a lack of fundamental understanding of scripture and counsel. Biblically there are countless examples of God allowing weather and other natural circumstances to wreak havoc because of sin. The truth is none of us are innocent, we are always sinners. Some of us thankfully are saved by grace. But because we live in such a sinful world we have to deal with the fallen circumstances until He returns to make us and this world new. It is a hard truth. I’m not sure it is expedient ( as the apostle Paul says) to even bring that up in such a tender time, but to tell Mary she is wrong friends, is blatantly wrong. With respect the end goal should be to point people to Christ by any means necessary. If getting someone to recognize the need for Christ due to a hurricane works, then so be it.

  3. Karen October 31, 2012 at 9:39 am - Reply

    I too was really surprised that they did not warn off this woman. Her step-daughter sounds exactly like the type of person Scientology tries to recruit. It is a dangerous cult — not a church. I have prayed for this family but also for the hosts of this show that they not unwittingly promote false doctrines.

  4. Chie October 31, 2012 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    Hi, I felt very sorry for Sandy, who said she suffered from PTSD for such a long time, and had to spend all of her life trying to be healed. I am also was told by my psychiatrist that I suffer from trauma from early childhood. Last few days. But, the comment the hosts gave her was very helpful. I have decided to connect with support group as much as possible, if I can find one, even online. It might be easier.
    Last few days, I was triggered by incidents with my landlord and landlady (who are my parents’ age, though my father had passed away), who have be pushing my wrong buttons so many times, and I think I was being triggered for the last few days, and finally, I felt so hurtful today, and I started crying this morning. I was able to cry to Jesus, I think this is a progress, because, even though I have been a Christian, I could not really trust God due to my memory of rejection from my parents in very early childhood.

    And, like Sandy, when I talked about it to a friend, she flatly flatly dismissed my feeling and started boasting about her own strong character. I felt I was blamed by her about what happened, and felt humiliated hurt.
    It is important who you talk to when you are seeking comfort.

    But, listening to the counsel of the host to Sandy, I have decide to find support group, maybe online, first, before seeking off line.

  5. Pat Finley November 14, 2012 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    Well said. Again, if this life is temporary, perhaps we haven’t lost anything in God’s eyes?

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