Episode 270

Difficulty Holding On, Surgery for the Sake of Openness to Life & Hellish Comparison.


March 4th, 2024

50 mins 6 secs

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Questions answered this episode:

  • I’ve been going deep into the TOB for a few years but after all this time has passed, I’ve noticed it’s difficult to hold on. Did you have a similar experience? Could you provide some encouragement?
  • My wife and I are newly weds. We both would like to have children but she’s currently taking a medication that could be harmful for her pregnancy. There is an option to have a medical procedure that would get her off the medication but the surgery is also risky. Are we morally obligated to have the surgery for the sake of openness to life?
  • I’m a young Christian woman struggling with undiagnosed body dysmorphia. I was compared to other women in a previous dating relationship. I’ve been feeling inadequate and I feel like there’s so much pressure for women to be as attractive as possible from everyone around them. How can I combat this challenge and be set free?

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