- My husband is filing for divorce and says I control the marriage, but I don’t.
- At 67, is there life after a 30yr marriage and divorce?
- What should I do if I suspect my brother’s wife of being abusive to her children?
- Does my husband have sex anorexia because of his affairs and pre-marital sex?
- What help can I give my bipolar sister who seems to be a neglectful mom?
- How can I encourage my husband to be the spiritual leader in our home?
- Why do I have anger issues when I am with other people?
- What steps do I take for a stronger relationship with God?
- My wife wants a secular counselor for our 10yo son; how can I convince her a Christian would be best?
- Should I force my 20yo college son to study in Europe for 5wks, or would that be damaging?
- How can I connect with my husband who is 26yrs older? We have young kids.
- I still can’t trust my husband after I forgave him for his unfaithfulness.
- What is God’s purpose in going blind and then stepping down as pastor?
- How can I get more people to like me?
- Do I have survivor’s guilt after my sister committed suicide and my mom shared her emotional burdens?
- Every Man’s Battle was amazing; how do I get my wife to the Women in the Battle weekend?
- Why am I bitter about my aging parents wanting so much help from me?
- How do I control my expectations for my wife healing from alcoholism?
- What direction can I give my 14yo son viewing same sex pornography?
Topics: Enabler, Codependency, Avoider, Marriage, Sexual Abuse, Anger, Blended Family, Adult Children
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. Dave Stoop, and Guest Host Dr. Curt Rouanzoin who trains therapists in the EMDR method
- Comment: I was an enabler and there is hope!
- Our marital counselor advised there is no hope for my emotionally closed husband unless he deals with his family of origin.
- My husband wants his freedom and filed for divorce; can we make this marriage work?
- How can I stop triggering my anger after being sexually abused as a child?
- The relationship between my wife and her 23yo daughter is affecting our marriage; what should I do?
- My husband has had several affairs in our 10yrs of marriage; what should I do?
- I am dating a widower; how can I help him grieve?
- Why do people treat sex offenders as worse sinners?
- How do I require my husband to take action for his pornography?
- My husband is an avoider; what can I do to help me cope?
- How should I handle my husband’s female friends?
- Should I stay with my alcoholic husband while he goes through hand amputation?
- What did I do wrong to cause our separation?
- An affair and porn are ruining my 2yr relationship with my live-in boyfriend.
- The Healing Is a Choice Weekend really helped me deal with my rape, abortion and suicide attempts.
- Why is it easier to forgive others than to forgive my own husband?
- My husband has sexual integrity and alcohol issues; was I right to move out?
Paying it Forward
When we offer our New Life workshops (Healing is a Choice, Every Man’s Battle, Women in the Battle, Marriage Solution Weekend, Lose It For Life) we hire the counselors to facilitate the groups, we hire the speakers (other than myself) to come speak, we bring staff with us to coordinate all that happens at the weekends, we pay for staff, speakers and counselors to travel to the workshop, we put them up in the workshop hotel for two/three nights, we pay for meals for staff and speakers, and at a couple of the workshops we pay for meals for the attendees. We arrange for the meeting rooms, we ship Audio/Visual and other equipment back and forth, we print program books, we create and pay to air commercials and radio time to promote the workshops . . . in short, there’re a lot of expenses to make a workshop happen. This is why we charge a registration fee for someone to attend.
Because the registration fee can be out of reach for some folks, and we don’t want money to be a reason someone can’t come to one of our weekend workshops, we created a “Scholarship Fund.” That fund is a general scholarship fund that reaches across to all our workshops.
When someone requests a scholarship, we ask for the potential recipient to complete a scholarship application so we can understand and document the need. On a rare occasion, if the need isn’t there, we may decline a request, but in the vast majority of cases, the need is affirmed and we do what we can to offer assistance.
And, we always ask the applicant what they can afford to pay towards the workshop. We like to see some sort of investment from a scholarship recipient, whatever the recipient feels he/she can afford–$50 . . . $100 . . . or maybe more.
I’m telling you all this because it’s a great thing that we’ve started—both the workshops and the Scholarship Fund!
Last year, we granted $134,621 in scholarships for hurting folks who were looking for healing and restoration. Why, just last month at our Lose it for Life workshop, 20 attendees received some form of scholarship from New Life. Twenty individuals who were hurting and looking for help found it, because someone like you was willing to financially support New Life’s Scholarship Fund. Donate to our scholarship fund TODAY! And several of those folks stood up on Sunday morning and shared what the weekend meant to them with comments like, “This weekend saved my life,” “I came here down and depressed only to prove I was beyond hope, but I leave here full of hope, connection and a renewed relationship with God!”, expressing gratitude for those who made it possible for them to attend through their gifts to the Scholarship Fund. Read about what some scholarship recipients wrote about their experience at our most recent workshop! We are a gracious people at New Life, and have instructed those who review and approve Scholarships to be generous in so doing. We believe it’s what God would desire, and we believe that God’s Spirit will move your heart to give towards our Scholarship Fund so we can help more people than ever before find life transformation—the “Renewing of your mind,” that Paul writes of in Romans 12:2.
Nothing you can do is as direct a gift to the hurting and often desperate individual looking for that renewed mind, than a gift to New Life’s Scholarship Fund.
If you are sensing God’s nudging and can give joyfully, I ask you to make a gift to our Scholarship Fund today. Thank you in advance for your generous financial support.
- How can I let go of thinking about my wife now that we are divorcing?
- What follow-up help can you give us after my husband and I attended your sexual integrity workshops?
- We don’t approve of the man our 23yo daughter is dating; how do we talk to her about him?
- How can we help a 19yo girl who lives with us after her mom gave up on her?
- Is there a way to make women friends who won’t reject me?