New Life Live: April 13, 2016

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Topics: Pornography, Anger, Getting Unstuck, Sexual Abuse, Teens, Grandparenting
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. Sheri Keffer, Milan Yerkovich

Caller Questions:

  1. I am having problems finding a safe men’s group for porn addiction and anger; what do you suggest?
  2. After college, how do I get unstuck from my living situation and finances?
  3. How do I talk to my 15yo granddaughter about her same-sex relationship?
  4. My husband is trying to stop using porn on his own and will not go to Every Man’s Battle; what can I do?

Suggested Resources:
How We Love Our Kids
Every Young Woman’s Battle
Every Man’s Battle

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Comments

  1. Phyllis Sladek says:

    Hi, Thanks for reading this comment.

    Re: The Grandmother talking about her granddaughter. The topic of the granddaughter’s sexual abuse history came up.

    One thing everyone missed: the sexual abuse of a child is a *crime.” It is *not* simply a matter of history or a topic for counseling. The perpetrator of this crime has not been named, nor has this crime been reported or any action taken by the proper authorities, who are the *legal* authorities.
    This crime should *NOT* be dealt with solely within the family or within counseling, church-related people or anything else. This is a crime where the perpetrator needs to be held accountable in the criminal justice system. No matter who it is. (And it could be anyone – church member, family member, relative, babysitter, etc.)
    Could you all please make a point to say this on the air in your next program or as soon as possible?
    Many people – many well-meaning people – don’t understand that this crime impacts not only the victim, but the entire society. It’s essential that the perpetrator be held accountable.
    A very common reaction – (which it sounds like was going on here) – is to keep the focus on the victim’s behavior. Most often: the victim has denial. The family has denial. The perpetrator has denial. One form of denial is to minimize the crime: the crime itself (what took place); who the perpetrator is; if there are other victims, etc. It doesn’t matter if there are other victims or not – each victim is important.
    This issue needs to be dealt with in a much better and larger context. As what it is – a crime.
    Please take this seriously. Thanks again for your attention. Sincerely, Phyllis

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