New Life Live: September 11, 2015

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Topics: PTSD, Marriage, Self Worth, Newlyweds, Father Issues, Alcoholics, Divorce, Homosexuals,Dating, Breakup
Hosts: Steve Arterburn, Dr. Sheri Keffer and Guest Host Chris Williams

Caller Questions:

  1. I had an emotional breakdown during my last deployment, and now my wife wants a divorce because of my hurtful words.
  2. My new wife thinks she is not enough; should I affirm or validate her?
  3. How can I help my dad who turned from God after his divorce and is now an alcoholic?
  4. Comment: I cared for my gay brother with AIDS but would not allow his lovers into my home because homosexuality is an abomination to God.
  5. How do I deal with pain and rejection after the breakup of a 3yr relationship?

Suggested Resources:
7 Minute Marriage Solution
7 Minute Marriage Solution Devotional Bible
Is This The One
How To Have That Difficult Conversation

Here is the Women in the Battle workshop testimony Steve read on the radio today:

My 16 year marriage crumbled 8 months ago when my husband committed adultery with my best friend. We were worship pastors and led worship together since we were 17 years old. So in a very short period of time, I lost my husband, ministry, friend, and the church fell apart. For 8 months we have been separated. We have 3 children. I want to reconcile but he does not. He is proceeding with a divorce. I am crushed. I do not want to let go. With so many deaths all at once, I have felt like I am going crazy.

This weekend has been so eye opening. I never viewed my husband as a sex addict. I always felt that it was my fault. But I now know it’s not. I now know that even if my marriage becomes a casualty, my life doesn’t have to be. I have learned that I am a woman of worth. That I am enough and I am the daughter of a king who pursues and loves me unconditionally.

I am leaving this workshop with:

  • Hope that there is life even after trauma and tragedy;
  • Sisters in Christ who will be friends for life and support for my wounded soul;
  • Peace because I know coming to Women in the Battle has given me the tools I need to more than survive this trauma. I will thrive!

If you are a woman who has been betrayed you have to come to this workshop. This is what the body of Christ is supposed to look like. So many broken women yet so much ministry and hope being brought to broken lives. It’s worth every single penny! – Jessica

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Comments

  1. Steve,
    Thank you so much for you. I am blessed. I am glad that I can watch and listen to you. I can identify with your brother. I pray that other men would come along me as I struggle with the issue of AIDS and homosexuality.
    There was people in my life from church. They have dropped the ball and not wanted to be there for the long haul.

    Sent with a big hug to my Big Brother in the Lord.

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