New Life Live: April 4, 2016


Topics: Parenting, Weight Loss, Emotional Abuse, Marriage, Christian Walk, Adult Children, Boundaries, Alcohol
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. Sheri Keffer and Guest Host Jason Martinkus

Caller Questions:

  1. My 12yo daughter has been very overweight her whole life and suffered from bullying; what can I do?
  2. Am I enabling my verbally and physically abusive husband if I stay with him?
  3. Is it right that I still make my 18yo college daughter go to church with me?
  4. How do I confront my 24yo daughter, employed and living at home, about her drinking problem?

Suggested Resources:
The Emotionally Destructive Marriage
Emotional Freedom Workbook
Healing Is a Choice
Life Recovery Bible

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  1. I just heard Esther’s call from Boston and would like to give you information about a Christ-centered program in the Boston area for women who are in similar situations. I experienced a similar situation as Esther and am now in training to be an advocate for women who have had abusing /controlling spouses. The program is Hagar’s Sisters.

  2. to the caller with the 12 year old overweight daughter, she really need to shut up and listen to the panel, they are really giving her some great advice. The mom has made so many excuses for her daughter until she’s in denial. Her daughter is in need of serious help and immediately might I add. I will pray that you take the advice and that your daughter is receiving of this help. God bless you all.

  3. Dear Esther, please seek the help that you need to get away from your troubled husband, the longer you stay with him the more he’s going to continue his abuse. I was in a relationship the could have ended up really bad had I not did what I thought was the impossible and that was to move out of my own house, I just couldn’t take the abuse any longer, the verbal abuse was so bad I thought I was everything this man was calling and telling me. Trust yourself enough to trust God and make that bold step on faith, trust me, the possibilities are endless, if not for you for your children. God bless you.

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