New Life Live: August 5, 2015


Topics: Homosexuals, Premarital Counseling, Dating, Divorce, Grandparenting, Alcoholics
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. John Townsend, Dr. Dave Stoop

Caller Questions:

  1. How can my church strike a balance between love and truth regarding gay marriage?
  2. What is the best way to prepare my 21yo son and his fiancée to get married?
  3. My dating relationship is moving slow like a turtle; how long should I wait?
  4. Is it time to give up on my 5yr marriage (his fifth marriage)?
  5. How can I help my 11yo grandson who hears his alcoholic parents fighting all of the time?

Suggested Resources:
7 Minute Marriage Solution
Boundaries in Dating
Life Recovery Bible

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  1. robin lalonde says:

    On today’s show you mentioned a book titled, “The road to nice”
    I checked online for it and cannot find it. Any suggestions?

  2. I have a problem with the advice you gave to the woman who married a man who had been married multiple times. She was his fifth wife. She stated that there also was physical abuse. He had thrown her up against the wall. I think you should have told her that she needed to separate from him until he got help. You should have told her she needed to protect herself. No way should she allow him to remain in the home if her were abusive.

  3. to the caller with the son that’ll be getting married soon. You were asking about pre-marital counseling for your son and his “wife to be,” do you guys not have a church you belong to? usually you go through your church for pre-marital counseling, or maybe things have changed. Not sure why the show kept asking about the betrayal of your son’s “wife to be” but you did mention that she confesses and she too would welcome counseling. May I suggest you guys find a church and start MARITAL counseling from there then seek couples/individual counseling, all of the above is very important before they get married. Blessings to you guys.

  4. Oh my goodness, to the last caller–were you that lonely that you had to settle for the man you’re married to now. Um, he’s been married FIVE times that’s a BIG RED FLAG right there. This man does not care for you, he hits you though that happened in the past, trust me honey, if a man hits you once you can best believe it’s going to happen again, and sometimes worse than the first time. You made several excuses for this man and not one thing that you said suggested he was trying to get help, or improve. It’s obvious that you love this man and he’s doing something worth you holding on to, have no clue what it could be but… I pray for you, your life, and your marriage.

  5. I pray this reply is not too late, I listen to these recordings online in my headphones and I am often a couple of weeks behind. But I pray that the caller somehow comes back and checks for comments. To the lady with the 5 times married husband, I am begging you to please please please begin to research narcissistic personallity disorder. You absolutely must realize what you are dealing with, and calling the show will only continue to provide you with solutions that only work on people with the capacity to reason, and your husband does not possess that capacity. Please don’t play the leverage game with this individual, it will only drive you further down. I ask you to go onto youtube and listen to Ross Rosenberg, Sam Vaknin and Melanie Tonia Evans’ videos. This will begin to give you clarity about the truth of that man who is depending on you for a home. I beg you, please google NPD, you will be in utter shock at what you are living with. Please.

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