New Life Live: February 10, 2016

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Topics: Marriage, Conflict, Weight Loss, Affairs
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. Sheri Keffer

Caller Questions:

  1. How should I handle friction with my spouse when he turns into a different person?
  2. I am 30lbs overweight; how do I lose it and keep it off?
  3. Would Every Man’s Battle be helpful for my dad after he had an affair?

Suggested Resources:
Healing Is a Choice
Lose It for Life
Every Man’s Battle

Here is the Women in the Battle workshop testimony Steve read on the radio today:

My life felt like it had blown-up! Forty two years of my husband lying about his pornography addiction left me frozen in despair. I had no support. This weekend has been illuminating, and such a relief to be able to talk to other women about it who know about my pain. I am leaving with the knowledge that I will be okay. The road is long but I don’t have to travel it alone. If you are considering this workshop, go! Don’t wait for things to “get better.” – Linda

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New Life Live: February 9, 2016

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Topics: Affairs, Sexual Integrity, Facebook, Forgiveness, Reconnection
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. Jill Hubbard
Guest Host: Al Robertson (from the Duck Dynasty family; co-author with his wife Lisa of The Duck Commander Devotional For Couples)

Caller Questions:

  1. I found out my husband was unfaithful; could it be anything other than a sex addiction and am I part of the problem?
  2. I am a widow who married a widower. What can I do about my husband asking women to friend him on Facebook?
  3. My sister-in-law forgave me but said she would never forget, and now she ignores me; what should I do?.

Suggested Resources:
The Duck Commander Devotional For Couples
Healing Is a Choice
Every Man’s Battle

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New Life Live: February 8, 2016

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Topics: Intimacy, Dating, Parenting, Marijuana, Teens
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. Jill Hubbard, Milan Yerkovich

Caller Questions:

  1. My wife does not care about sexual intimacy. How can I change this?
  2. When online dating, how do I balance caution with appropriate risk?
  3. What boundaries can I set with my 18yo nephew who smokes pot and looks to me as a mom?

Suggested Resources:
How We Love
Changes That Heal
Is This The One
Healing Is a Choice

Here is the Lose it for Life testimony that Steve read on the radio:

I attended the Lose it for Life Conference in January of 2015 (9 months ago). Since then, I have lost 34 pounds and dropped 6 dress sizes. I feel so much better. My health has improved also. I made some major changes in my life. As one who hated the idea of sweating and jumping around, I exercise at least 4-6 times a week, bike riding, walking, exercising online with Michele and even learning how to box! I am learning so much about myself. I am grateful to our God for all He is teaching me. This is not the easiest thing I have ever done but it is surely one of the best choices I have made in my life. I am thankful for the grace of God. I am certain that God is not finished working on me. I still have some stuff to let him work out of me. I am encouraged that He will complete the work he began. Please continue to pray for me. I am trusting God like never before. I want to be whole!!!

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New Life Live: February 3, 2016

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Topics: Adult Children, Marriage, Affairs, Sexual Integrity, Pornography, Alcoholics, Addictions
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Milan Yerkovich

Caller Questions:

  1. How do I relate to my married son who doesn’t want to see us unless his wife is present?
  2. My daughter and her family of 8 moved in and is mad because I will not go into debt to enlarge my 2 bedroom home.
  3. My wife had an affair and now we are just roommates; how do I decide whether to stay or move on?
  4. What wisdom do I give to my longtime girlfriend who has a husband with a porn and alcohol addiction?

Suggested Resources:
How We Love
The Entitlement Cure
Forgiving the Unforgivable
Life Recovery Bible

This is the Marriage Solution Workshop testimony that was read on the radio today:

Prior to this weekend I felt very disconnected from my husband and even doubted whether he still loved or even like me. Our communication often led to arguments that escalated to fights filled with criticism, barbs, defensiveness, and familiar low blows that only we knew how to throw. Even when we were civil to each other, it felt more like a business partnership. This workshop has been incredible. I was able to realize how the differences in our personalities, how we were raised, and our make-up has led to distinctive cycles of misunderstanding, defensiveness, and has ruptured our relationship. Most importantly, I have learned how to let go of myself and see my husband with new eyes. I am leaving this weekend with the knowledge that my husband not only loves me but values, understands, and sees me. We now have a better understanding of what causes us to respond to conflict the way we do, but we are now armed with the tools to not fall into those same pitfalls. – Ruth

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New Life Live: February 2, 2016

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Topics: Parenting, Custody, Marriage, Drug Addiction, Reconnection, Narcissists
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. Dave Stoop, Dr. Jill Hubbard

Caller Questions:

  1. I share custody of my 14yo daughter and my ex is undermining my efforts; what can I do?
  2. My husband has been underemployed for 15yrs. How do I handle my frustration with this?
  3. How can I restore a relationship with my oldest daughter who was hooked on drugs?
  4. Comment: I learned I was part of the problem when I had arguments with my narcissistic husband.

Suggested Resources:
Healing Is a Choice
Life Recovery Bible
Life Recovery Workbook
How To Have That Difficult Conversation
NIV Spiritual Renewal Devotional Bible

This is the Healing is a Choice Workshop testimony that Steve read on the radio today:

Before this weekend, I was lost in my shame from being raped! My life spiraled downhill for over 15 years. I lived a life of many bad choices, which included 2 abortions, sleeping with many men, and alcohol abuse. I recently got married to the most patient and loving man, but because of my past, I have been emotionally abusing him. This weekend has made me realize my inappropriate behavior towards my husband. I realize now that God loves me and he has forgiven me. I don’t have to be afraid anymore. I don’t have to carry this burden alone. I can give it to God and enjoy His peace. I now know the steps I need to take to forgive. I know now that I want to trust again. To anyone considering this workshop, I would say do whatever it takes to get here! Your life will change in the grace of God. – Deanna

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New Life Live: February 1, 2016

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Topics: Self Worth, Pornography, Disclosure, Christian Walk, Guilt, Boundaries
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. Dave Stoop
Guest Host: Jason Martinkus

Caller Questions:

  1. How can I overcome low self-esteem and get confidence?
  2. Should I follow the advice of my AA sponsor and not tell my wife about my porn?
  3. Are common law marriages OK in the eyes of God?
  4. How do I overcome guilt for not giving money to unemployed family members?

Suggested Resources:
You Are What You Think
Life Recovery Bible
Boundaries

This is the Every Man’s Battle testimony Steve read on the radio today:

This has been the best Christian program that’s ever been presented to me.  I didn’t realize that I was a sex addict and didn’t see that I was harming myself, family, and future because of this problem.  I’ve read Every Man’s Battle but still didn’t seem to get victory over this sin.  I’m happy to say I’ve been delivered, healed, and set free.  I have a game plan and support with connection with brothers in Christ who have overcome and are working on a daily basis to stay sexually pure.  I believe God put me here to show me how I can forever stay set free and delivered.  I want to help men come clean and free from this horrible trap that Satan has webbed us into.  – George

 

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New Life Live: January 26, 2016

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Topics: Emotional Abuse, Separation, Adult Children, Estrangement, Codependency
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. Dave Stoop, Dr. Jill Hubbard

Caller Questions:

  1. Should I stay in my emotionally-abusive marriage?
  2. How can I resolve the relationship with my 22yo son who suddenly won’t talk to me?
  3. We are separated again; am I being codependent if I try to reconcile?
  4. Comment: It breaks my heart that you would suggest a marriage separation instead of prayer.

Suggested Resources:
Secrets Women Keep
Healing Is a Choice
Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers
7 Minute Marriage Solution
Every Man’s Bible

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New Life Live: January 25, 2016

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Topics: Adult Children, Disclosure, Fears, Emotional Affairs
Host: Steve Arterburn
Guest Hosts: Jason Martinkus and Chris Williams

Caller Questions:

  1. Should I help pay for the criminal defense of my son-in-law?
  2. When should I tell my adult kids about my past moral failure and 15yrs of recovery?
  3. How can I get past my paralyzing fear of traveling?
  4. My wife thinks I am insecure because I do not want her texting other men; how should I respond?

Suggested Resources:
Healing Is a Choice
Every Man’s Bible
Worthy of Her Trust

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New Life Live: January 20, 2016

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Topics: Grief, Grandparenting, Aging Parents, Adult Children, Alcoholics, Addictions
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Milan Yerkovich
Guest Host: Kay Yerkovich, co-author of the How We Love series

Caller Questions:

  1. My daughter died in 2012 when her kids were very small; when do I start talking to them about her?
  2. My 77yo widowed mother lives with me and is in love with a 47yo man in jail.
  3. Interview with Marilyn Meberg, a great speaker at our Ultimate Intimacy Intensive Workshop in February.
  4. How do I get my 27yo son to get help for his drug and alcohol issues?

Suggested Resources:
How We Love Our Kids
Healing Is a Choice
How We Love
Life Recovery Bible
12 Laws of Life Recovery

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New Life Live: January 19, 2016

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Topics: Bipolar, Self Worth, Narcissists, Weight Issues
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. Jill Hubbard

Caller Questions:

  1. How do I get my family to believe in me since I am bipolar?
  2. I am no longer a narcissist after time in jail; should I leave my wife now that she is the abuser?
  3. My weight came back; how do I figure out what my “it” is?
  4. Interview with Francis Chan, one of the great speakers at the Ultimate Intimacy Intensive Workshop in February.

Suggested Resources:
12 Laws of Life Recovery
Life Recovery Bible
Healing Is a Choice

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