A Deadly Triangle

a-deadly-triangleIf you listened to the show today, you probably heard Dr. Dave Stoop reference an article he wrote on his blog called The Deadly Triangle. You can read that article here.

He Overcomes

He Overcomes

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. -  John 16:33 NKJV

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The hope that the world offers is fleeting and imperfect. The hope that God offers is unchanging, unshakable, and unending. It is no wonder, then, that when we seek security from worldly sources, our hopes are often dashed and our stresses are often increased. Thankfully, God has no such record of failure.

Where will you place your hopes today? Will you entrust your future to man or to God? Will you seek solace exclusively from fallible human beings, or will you place your hopes, first and foremost, in the trusting hands of your Creator? The decision is yours, and you must live with the results of the choice you make.

For thoughtful believers, hope begins with God. Period. So today, as you embark upon the next stage of your life’s journey, consider the words of the Psalmist: “You are my hope; O Lord GOD, You are my confidence” (71:5 NASB). Then, place your trust in the One who cannot be shaken.

Without the certainty of His resurrection, we would come to the end of this life without hope, with nothing to anticipate except despair and doubt. But because He lives, we rejoice, knowing soon we will meet our Savior face to face, and the troubles and trials of this world will be behind us.   ~Billy Bright

Oh, remember this: There is never a time when we may not hope in God. Whatever our necessities, however great our difficulties, and though to all appearance help is impossible, yet our business is to hope in God, and it will be found that it is not in vain.   ~George Mueller

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Lord, let my hopes always reside in You. If I become discouraged, let me turn to You. If I grow tired, let me find strength in You. You are my Father, and I will place my faith,  my trust, and my hopes in You. Amen

New Life Live: May 30, 2014

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Topics: Adult ChildrenDrug AddictionMarriageAdoptionNarcissist
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. Dave StoopMilan Yerkovich

Caller Questions:

  1. My 52yo son was just released from prison and is still a cocaine addict; how do I stop enabling him? 
  2. I have nothing but praise for the Healing Is A Choice Weekend. 
  3. Do you think we need to work on our marriage before we adopt? 
  4. How do I have a relationship with my dad without my narcissist mom? 

Suggested Resources:
Walking Into Walls
7 Minute Marriage Solution
Raising Great Kids
How We Love Our Kids

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New Life Live: May 23, 2014

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Topics: AlcoholicsAddictionsTrustDivorceNarcissistsForgiveness
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. Dave StoopDr. Jill Hubbard

Caller Questions:

  1. Is it OK for a Christian to drink socially? 
  2. How do I rebuild trust with my sex addict husband? 
  3. My narcissistic, bipolar husband is in prison; how do I tell him it’s over? 
  4. How do I forgive myself for killing a little boy while riding my motorcycle? 
  5. Comment: Alcohol kills and I wish churches would speak up on this issue. 

Suggested Resources:
More Jesus, Less Religion
7 Minute Marriage Solution
Forgiving the Unforgivable
Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers

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New Life Live: May 22, 2014

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Topics: ReconciliationChurch LifeAngerMarriageGrief
Hosts: Steve Arterburn and Guest Host Marilyn Meberg

Caller Questions:

  1. How can I reconcile with my 37yo daughter? 
  2. Was I wrong for leaving church after my frustration with the volunteers? 
  3. I feel angry when my wife says she needs me to do things; how should I handle it? 
  4. How can I grieve my 11yo son’s death while I am in a new relationship? 
  5. For the sake of my two sons I want to stay in my marriage to an unbeliever; how do I do that? 

Suggested Resources:
Walking Into Walls
7 Minute Marriage Solution
Is This The One
Healing Is a Choice

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New Life Live: May 21, 2014

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Topics: DatingAdult ChildrenFriendshipBoundariesMarriageIntimacy
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. Jill HubbardDr. Sheri Keffer

Caller Questions:

  1. What approach should I take for my 19yo daughter who is dating a Muslim? 
  2. How do I restore a relationship with my sister after setting a boundary? 
  3. Is living with an uncaring husband, who is only a roommate, an abandonment issue? 
  4. Why bother marrying a Christian if he ends up acting like a non-believer? 

Suggested Resources:
Is This The One
Walking Into Walls
7 Minute Marriage Solution

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New Life Live: May 20, 2014

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Topics: ParentingTeensAngerMarriageDepressionFearAnxietyNarcissists
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. Dave Stoop

Caller Questions:

  1. My husband and I disagree on letting our 13yo daughter listen to secular music. 
  2. How should I handle my husband having outbursts of anger and not getting help? 
  3. I am a widow in my first year of marriage to a widower; should I still be struggling to adjust? 
  4. What can I do to stop feeling hopeless and fearful and depressed? 
  5. How can I help my 15yo daughter overcome narcissism? 

Suggested Resources:
How We Love Our Kids
Boiling Point: Understanding Men and Anger   (no longer available through New Life)
7 Minute Marriage Solution
Healing Is a Choice

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New Life Live: May 19, 2014

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Topics: Adult ChildrenMarriageAddictionsEating DisordersWeight LossSexual IntegrityPornography
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. Henry Cloud, and Guest Host Michael Lindell, inventor of “My Pillow” and founder of The Lindell Foundation to help addicts

Caller Questions:

  1. Why does my daughter keep going back to her abusive husband? 
  2. What can I do for my bipolar and memory issues? 
  3. How can I encourage my nephew with his possible addiction? 
  4. Is there healing for past abuse that would also correct my weight? 
  5. I came clean with my wife on my sexual addiction and she is devastated; what can I do to help her get past this? 

Suggested Resources:
Boundaries
Life Recovery Bible
Healing Is a Choice
Every Man’s Battle

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New Life Live: May 15, 2014

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Topics: Childhood AbuseTrustAnxietyConfrontationMother IssuesGuiltVacillators
Hosts: Steve Arterburn and Guest Host Marilyn Meberg

Caller Questions:

  1. How do I reverse the lack of trust and anxiety from my mom abusing me in childhood? 
  2. I just found out my husband secretly divorced me 27yrs ago; should I confront him? 
  3. My 77yo mom is obsessed with men; how can I and my siblings talk to her about it? 
  4. Is it my fault my 39yo son has low self-esteem and is marrying a controlling woman? 
  5. Am I a vacillator? How can I be more direct in my conversations? 

Suggested Resources:
7 Minute Marriage Solution
Healing Is a Choice
Walking Into Walls
How To Have That Difficult Conversation
How We Love Our Kids

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New Life Live: May 14, 2014

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Topics: AddictionsAlcoholicsMarriageSexual IntegrityAffairsPornographyChristian Walk
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. Sheri KefferMilan Yerkovich

Caller Questions:

  1. As a youth pastor, how can I help the kids who are cutting? 
  2. My alcoholic wife shipped my stuff to me; is there hope for our marriage? 
  3. I went to Every Man’s Battle two years ago and it saved our marriage! 
  4. Can a Christian spiritually die and lose his salvation? 

Suggested Resources:
Healing Is a Choice
How We Love
7 Minute Marriage Solution

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