New Life Live: September 25, 2015

Topics: Forgiveness, Sexuality Integrity, Marijuana, Christian Walk, Boundaries
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. Dave Stoop, Dr. Jill Hubbard

Caller Questions:

  1. My wife got an STD from me; how do I fight for our marriage and be sensitive to her feelings?
  2. Does one fess up to God or their spouse for an affair?
  3. I can’t stop smoking pot like I promised God; will He forgive me?
  4. Can you explain the change in my mind after reading Boundaries?

Suggested Resources:
Twelve Laws of Life Recovery
Twelve Gifts of Life Recovery
Healing Is a Choice

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  1. ann September 25, 2015 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    To the first caller, you should have told your wife about the chances of you having a STD. Something’s not right with your story, trust me, I am not judging you but you should have been honest with her. I have Herpes and have since 1992 and you are absolutely right the disease can lie dormant in some but it sounds like you knew something wasn’t right with your sexual background. I will pray things work out with your wife and your marriage but please, please be honest in the future. It was the most embarrassing thing that I ever had to do but I had to because I really cared for my Ex (he accepted me) but life does go on an you never know, your wife could change her mind about things and reconsider, trust God and do all that you can to get her back.

    • Pat September 29, 2015 at 7:02 pm - Reply

      If herpes lies dormant, I wonder if it’s possible that someone could have it and not know it? Or are they just lying?

      Regarding the last call from (the teacher) it seems she is confused about boundaries. But as I was listening I became aware of my own fears I’ve had regarding decisions to say no. My indecision sometimes lies in not knowing how much are we supposed to give (especially as women who usually give toooooo much ) according to God, and I wonder if she questions if God may not be happy with her decision. This has been my problem with boundaries, not so much in what others think, but in not really knowing what God wants me to do.

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