New Life Live: February 24, 2016

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Topics: Sexual Integrity, Stress, Boundaries, Parent Issues, Hoarding, Anger
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. Dave Stoop
Guest Host: Jason Martinkus

Caller Questions:

  1. My husband travels a lot and will not put sexual integrity boundaries in place to safeguard our marriage.
  2. Since my parents moved in from Cuba, how do I set boundaries for their abusive behavior?
  3. How do I stop hoarding papers and emails?
  4. My angry, sex-addicted husband refuses help and wants to take a job out of state; what can I do?

Suggested Resources:
Worthy of Her Trust
Every Man’s Bible
The Emotional Freedom Workbook

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Comments

  1. http://www.Symbaloo.com is a great place to keep all websites on one site. I love the way Steve A. keeps “peeling the onion” to get to the bottom line!

  2. Alberto’s dilemma is more complex than a one hour call in show can cover. The parents don’t realize their son is his own man with his own family. It’s a cultural issue. And Milan (?) sait it “you are not living in Cuba anymore’….. As the saying goes, you can take the man out of the country but you can’t take the country of the man. Thankful Alberto has found the Lord because he is going to need all the help he can get. A good local Christian counselor (in Houston there should be plenty Spanish-speaking professionals. Perhaps through Alberto’s church? Alberto is trying to show respect to his parents, and setting boundaries but it’s falling on deaf ears.

    • My comment is for the first caller.
      I would like to remind you that God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind. You have to take a stand in your life. You should not just settle for what is being done to you. Steve gave you some great advice. Don’t just accept that you have a sickness and assume that you have to stay in a situation that may be affecting you physical health. I pray that you take their advice today and reach out to someone for help. We must walk by faith. God bless you. I am praying fervently for you. My heart truly goes out to you. However, you must chose life for both you and your children.

  3. I don’t know that Lisa is hoarding. I keep some old medical papers also, in files. They could be needed for future reference. I also keep a box of cards and letters (just the ones worth seeing again.) Someone who keeps certain things doesn’t mean it’s hoarding just because it’s not important to someone else. I don’t keep garbage and I do go through stuff regularly. Perhaps she just needs a bigger house. I’m kind of tired of hearing the word hoarding and I think people just like to use it as if it’s a new trend.

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