New Life Live: November 3, 2015


Topics: Marriage, Intimacy, Counseling, Attachment, Christian Walk
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. Dave Stoop, Dr. Jill Hubbard

Caller Questions:

  1. My husband says to stop expecting more affection from him; are my expectations too high?
  2. I feel like the first caller’s husband; how do I accommodate my wife?
  3. What is the next step after my husband wants to quit counseling because he fears stirring up anger?
  4. Do I have an attachment disorder since I can’t fully love my family?
  5. Am I harming my marriage by focusing on the Word instead of my husband?

Suggested Resources:
Just Us
7 Minute Marriage Solution
7 Minute Marriage Solution Bible
Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers

This is the Every Man’s Battle testimony Steve read on the radio today:

I’ve gone through a few “low points” in my life because of my sexual sin. Each time this happens, my heart breaks and I figure out a plan on my own to deal with it and change. Every “plan” I’ve developed has eventually failed because I developed it on my own and it led to isolation. Now, after my worst “low point” came 6 weeks ago, EMB has just given me GAME-CHANGING knowledge to go along with my heart to change. Never in my life have I felt more confident in conquering this sin because for the first time in my life I’m genuinely connected with others who struggle with the same thing I do and want to change. It’s time to go back into battle and this time I’m not gonna get my ass kicked because I know myself and I know the enemy. Game on! – Geoff

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  1. Regarding the first caller, I have been on both sides of the issue. Earlier in my marriage, My needs were too much for my wife to meet, and later the tables turned, it was I who was unable and possibly unwilling to meet my wife’s needs. My opinion it’s just not fair to dump all of ones emotional needs on the spouses. Both spouses must have relationships and friendships and a vibrant life outside of their spouse that can meet some of the needs.

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