New Life Live: February 23, 2016

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Topics: Verbal Abuse, Intimacy, Dating, Alcoholics, Church Life, Sexual Integrity
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. Jill Hubbard, Milan Yerkovich

Caller Questions:

  1. My husband insults me in front of others but says he loves me; how do I cope?
  2. Is it good advice that my long-distance fiancé wants to abstain from sex once we are married to grow our relationship emotionally?
  3. My church views alcohol addiction as a sin instead of a disease. What is your perspective?
  4. How can I get my husband to work on healing our marriage and go to Every Man’s Battle?

Suggested Resources:
Changes That Heal
Boundaries
Is This The One
Life Recovery Bible
Worthy of Her Trust

Here is the Lose it for Life testimony that Steve read on the radio:

Prior to this weekend, I was over-eating, compulsive shopping, and hiding things from my husband. I had a critical spirit and was unhappy about my behavior and hopeless of breaking these destructive behaviors. This workshop has been filled with laughter from Steve’s speaking. Steve uses humor to lighten the intensity of what he is sharing and teaching what we need to know of God’s love and desire for us. This weekend has been life-changing as I learned why I am insecure and why I do the compulsive habits that I do. – Shelley

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Comments

  1. Glen Stinson says:

    What is the difference between doing well and perfectionism?

  2. Sigh …. More “file not found”.

  3. Steve, I value your analogies. Keep up the good work!

  4. About Susan from Orlando and her long distance relationship- why a long distance relationship? Aren’t there available men in her area? She needs to find her own identity and let Jesus complete her. No patience with ppl in that ‘camp.’

  5. Interesting information on addiction and the brain. http://www.asam.org/quality-practice/definition-of-addiction

  6. I think it’s silly to say an addiction is a disease. It’s not something you caught or is contagious. Eating a bad diet (includes too much alcohol) and putting bad things into your body can certainly lead to diseases. I think the pastor calls it a sin because he doesn’t care to hear someone pass his addiction onto the outside by saying it’s a disease. It sounds to me when someone calls it a disease they are trying to escape their responsibility for starting the addiction.

  7. RE: Susan in Orlando…I wonder if his suggestion is a “gentle” way of getting rid of her. Jill said “this guy just wants to remain friends” at the tail end of the call and that’s a less extreme way of saying what I mean.

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