New Life Live: May 9, 2014

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Topics: DepressionParentingWeight GainStressSexual IntegrityMarriageBipolar
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. Jill HubbardMilan Yerkovich

Caller Questions:

  1. How do I help my 16yo honor student who no longer is motivated to go to school? 
  2. Is there a connection between insane stress and my weight gain? 
  3. Should my wife require me to take a polygraph test about my sexual integrity? 
  4. What advice can I give my friend with a bipolar fiancée who is not taking her meds? 

Suggested Resources:
How We Love Our Kids
Lose It for Life
Is This The One

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New Life Live: May 7, 2014

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Topics: Difficult ConversationBoundariesIntimacyAdult ChildrenRestoration
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. Sheri KefferMilan Yerkovich

Caller Questions:

  1. How do I confront my son-in-law after learning he is a registered sex offender? 
  2. If we don’t set boundaries, does God walk away from us? 
  3. I am a pastor with a paraplegic wife; how do I keep from going insane without sex? 
  4. Now that I am married again; should I restore the relationship with my kids in my first marriage? 

Suggested Resources:
Every Man’s Battle
How We Love Our Kids
Spiritual Renewal Study Bible
Healing Is a Choice

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Be Optimistic

My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever. – Psalm 23:5-6 NKJV

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Are you an optimistic, hopeful, enthusiastic Christian? You should be. After all, as a believer, you have every reason to be optimistic about life here on earth and life eternal. As C. H. Spurgeon observed, “Our hope in Christ for the future is the mainstream of our joy.”  But sometimes, you may find yourself pulled down by the inevitable demands and worries of life here on earth. If you find yourself discouraged, stressed, or both, then it’s time to take your concerns to God. When you do, He will lift your spirits and renew your strength.

Today, make this promise to yourself and keep it: vow to be a hope-filled Christian. Think optimistically about your life, your profession, your family, and your future. Trust your hopes, not your fears. Take time to celebrate God’s glorious creation. And then, when you’ve filled your heart with hope and gladness, share your optimism with others. They’ll be better for it, and so will you.

Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.   ~Norman Vincent Peale

The people whom I have seen succeed best in life have always been cheerful and hopeful people who went about their business with a smile on their faces.   ~Charles Kingsley

No Christian can be a pessimist, for Christianity is a system of radical optimism.   ~William Ralph Inge

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Lord, I will look for the best in other people, I will expect the best from You, and I will try my best to do my best—today and every day. Amen

New Life Live: May 6, 2014

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Topics: AddictionsAlcoholicsAdult ChildrenFriendshipsParentingMarriageAffairs,Sexual IntegrityBipolarMother IssuesDivorce,
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. Jill Hubbard

Caller Questions:

  1. Was it right for me to press charges against my 20yo drug addict son? 
  2. My 16yo daughter had a falling out with my friend’s daughter; how can I help her? 
  3. Should I take my husband back after he had a child with another woman? 
  4. My daughter-in-law is posting nude photos on the Internet; is it best to tell my son to stay with her? 
  5. How do I honor my bipolar mom who is rude and slanders me? 
  6. I went to Every Man’s Battle; what else can I do to keep my wife from divorcing me? 

Suggested Resources:
Life Recovery Bible
Secrets Women Keep
7 Minute Marriage Solution
Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers

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New Life Live: May 5, 2014

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Topics: Sexual Integrity For WomenHomosexualityBlended FamiliesPornography,Christian WalkDepressionMarriageMother Issues,
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. John Townsend

Caller Questions:

  1. Do you have any resources for women with a porn addiction? 
  2. Our lesbian daughter’s partner is asking for our blessing to marry her; what should we say? 
  3. I am becoming a stepdad to teens who have been exposed to porn; any advice? 
  4. How can I handle my mental state and not feel like a failure as a Christian? 
  5. My wife is filing for divorce because she thinks I don’t love her; how do I convince her I do? 
  6. Am I obligated to have a relationship with my mom who won’t accept blame? 

Suggested Resources:
Every Woman’s Battle
Healing Is a Choice
7 Minute Marriage Solution
How We Love

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New Life Live: May 2, 2014

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Topics: Father IssuesConfrontationFriendshipNecessary EndingsSmall GroupsSexual AbuseFinancesChristian Walk
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. Jill HubbardMilan Yerkovich

Caller Questions:

  1. My dad and I are not talking; should I share my hurt feelings or do nothing? 
  2. How do I get my friend back after calling me names? 
  3. What is the best way to handle deeper sharing in small group? 
  4. My husband was sexually abused in his past; how can I help him be proactive in dealing with it? 
  5. Our finances are not good and it is causing a ripple effect in my wife’s emotional needs not getting met. 
  6. I feel alone; is my faith slipping? 

Suggested Resources:
Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers
Is This The One
How We Love
Life Recovery Devotional

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New Life Live: May 1, 2014

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Topics: AngerDatingAdult ChildrenCultsGrandparentingBoundariesMother Issues
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. Jill HubbardMilan Yerkovich

Caller Questions:

  1. How can I relate to my wife’s brain so I don’t get angry? 
  2. I want to stay connected after a bad break-up; can I trust him? 
  3. My daughter is involved with a cult and won’t let me see the grandkids. 
  4. When is the appropriate time to end a relationship with my mom? 

Suggested Resources:
7 Minute Marriage Solution
Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers
Is This The One
More Jesus, Less Religion

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New Life Live: April 29, 2014

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Topics: ConfrontationForgivenessMother IssuesPornographyBlended FamiliesFear And Anxiety
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. John TownsendDr. Dave Stoop

Caller Questions:

  1. How do I get my live-in girlfriend to help out financially? 
  2. I have a lot of resentment towards my mom since childhood; how do I have a relationship with her? 
  3. What should I say when my husband invites me to watch porn? 
  4. Do you have any blended family advice on how my 13yo son and his stepmom can get along? 
  5. How can I be more open in a support group? 

Suggested Resources:
Changes That Heal
Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers
Healing Is a Choice
You Are What You Think

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New Life Live: April 28, 2014

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Topics: MarriageDatingSexual IntegrityForgivenessParenting
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. Jill HubbardMilan Yerkovich

Caller Questions:

  1. Should my 26yo niece marry a 32yo man with 5 kids from different women? 
  2. Is there hope for a registered sex offender? 
  3. How do I forgive my wife who turned the kids against me, lied, and falsely had me arrested? 
  4. Would the New Life Marriage Weekend help a couple who are separated? 

Suggested Resources:
Is This The One
Healing Is a Choice
How We Love Our Kids

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New Life Live: April 25, 2014

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Topics: DatingTrustGriefBlended FamiliesBoundariesParenting
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. Dave StoopMilan Yerkovich

Caller Questions:

  1. I have trust issues with my long-time fiancé; should I stay with him for the sake of our child? 
  2. How can I grieve the loss of my dad 9mos ago from a heart attack? 
  3. My kids are rejecting their new stepdad even though he is getting help through Every Man’s Battle. 
  4. After standing up to my mom, our family issues leaked over to church; should we move away? 
  5. My ex-girlfriend abandoned her 3yo son and I am raising him; what should I say when he asks? 

Suggested Resources:
How We Love
Healing Is a Choice
Forgiving the Unforgivable
More Jesus, Less Religion
How We Love Our Kids
Every Man’s Bible

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