New Life Live: August 6, 2015

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Topics: Grief, Depression, Blended Families, Marriage, Sexual Integrity, Parenting, Affairs, Dating, Christian Walk
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. Dave Stoop and Guest Host Chris Williams, a therapist specializing in addiction, trauma and family recovery

Caller Questions:

  1. There have been many recent deaths and now my husband is depressed; do I need therapy?
  2. How do I reconnect with my wife after the mistakes I made with our blended family?
  3. My husband has sexual integrity issues; do I stick it out for the kids?
  4. How do I get my husband to Every Man’s Battle to deal with his five affairs?
  5. Should I keep silent while my sister is dating a Freemason or enlighten her?

Suggested Resources:
Healing Is a Choice
Rethink How You Think

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Comments

  1. to the caller with the husband that continues to have affairs and will not do anything about getting help or making life better or the marriage better. I really don’t agree with everything the show suggested to you today I do, however, agree with seeking another counselor. I know you only mentioned what you wanted to be heard today and I trust there’s so much more. Your husband has serious issues and you seem to make excuses for him as if it’s okay to have all of these affairs. At this point if you’re still have sex with him I’d be sure to use a condom that’s if it’s not too late. He has no respect for you or the marriage. If he does not go to counseling or show that he’s interested in getting help to ease the pain he’s causing on you and or your marriage then I would not suggest you stay with this man. And you suggested he was a good man, are you serious–maybe I’m missing something, not sure how you would consider him a good man and he continues to cheat on you, one after the other. I guess some would consider him a good man, obviously. I’ll be praying for you, him too.

    • It’s sad isn’t it? I think men have been pooping on women so long, that women have developed the attitude of scarcity. They don’t know what good is, because either they have never seen one, or it’s been so long they forgot what it is.

      • Pat-What is BEST is folks to forget about marriage and fall in love with Jesus. This is what St. Paul advocates and I agree. 1 just don’t get lonely for this intimacy stuff and folks constantly get themselves in trouble by making idols out of marriage and intimacy. As Jason Martinkus says sex is not a need, but it sure does create lots of grief. I certainly don’t need it and I am very content. Good luck to you folks that are in a giant mess. I will not be joining you anytime soon.

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