New Life Live: January 26, 2016


Topics: Emotional Abuse, Separation, Adult Children, Estrangement, Codependency
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. Dave Stoop, Dr. Jill Hubbard

Caller Questions:

  1. Should I stay in my emotionally-abusive marriage?
  2. How can I resolve the relationship with my 22yo son who suddenly won’t talk to me?
  3. We are separated again; am I being codependent if I try to reconcile?
  4. Comment: It breaks my heart that you would suggest a marriage separation instead of prayer.

Suggested Resources:
Secrets Women Keep
Healing Is a Choice
Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers
7 Minute Marriage Solution
Every Man’s Bible

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  1. What is the name of the guy they referenced on the Wednesday show?
    Rick Tansi?
    Can you give me contact info?
    Thank you

  2. Hello, I called today and was confused by what I was told. I obviously haven’t been quick to give up on my marriage since I have tried so much counseling for 17yrs and am calling about trying yet again after my husband has refused to obey God or as was said, is so closed off he does not hear God. My family says to try it again and give him another chance is to be codependent and shows a problem with me and I should accept that he won’t change and move on with my life. Being a Christian, I don’t feel I have grounds for divorce and I would do and have done all I can to preserve and have a good marriage. I have sough counseling and obeyed it for 17yrs so I could work on me. So, I am confused as I was told to “accept and adapt” to more of someone playing with Christianity and not be a man of his word? I feel I was misunderstood.

  3. Lawd hem mercy, to the caller with the husband that is walking all over her like a mat…ma’am please wake up and smell the order, your husband is riding you like a used bull…been there done that. My X, and I do mean X (ex), this man smelled the fear I had for him and he used it against me every chance he got. I had to get my life/self together and gird my loins and stop living in fear and showing that I was afraid of this man. This is not Godly and it was not me at all. I had to be accountable for my actions and trust me, it cut like a knife but until I decided to do something about the situation it was not going to happen. I prayed, I trusted, I got some trustworthy women in my corner and did what I thought I couldn’t do and then and only then was there change. I am alive, I am happy, I have joy in my life and I am able to support others. Please seek help for you and your children, please.

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