Every marriage will experience conflict. God's Word provides the tools by which we can learn to speak gently and avoid quarrels. God's Word also transforms our hearts, so that we can be like Christ in no longer being angry and controlling when things don't go our way.
– Jim Newhesier
About the Episode
In this episode of The Hope + Help Project, Christine Chappell interviews Dr. Jim Newheiser to talk about his book, Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage: Critical Questions and Answers. The conversation focuses specifically on discovering gospel hope and help for the hurting marriage, using wisdom from the Scriptures to address some of the common challenges that couples face. Jim lays a foundation for God's good design for marriage and explains why divorce is such a hotly debated issue in the church. He also helps us think biblically about working through marital issues such as bitterness, communication breakdowns, indifference, and offers listeners considerations for deciding when to seek marriage counseling.
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About the Podcast
The Hope + Help Project podcast offers compassionate biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The purpose of the podcast is to share Christ-centered comfort and clarity for those seeking biblical solutions for the struggles they face. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell.
About the Guest
Dr. James (Jim) Newheiser, Jr., is the Director of the Christian Counseling Program and Associate Professor of Christian Counseling and Pastoral Theology at RTS Charlotte. For 25 years, Dr. Newheiser served as the Preaching Pastor at Grace Bible Church in Escondido, California. He is also the Director of the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship (formerly CCEF West) and an Adjunct Professor of Biblical Counseling at The Master’s College. Furthermore, Dr. Newheiser serves as a board member at both the Biblical Counseling Coalition (BCC) and the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). Dr. Newheiser teaches many of the counseling courses as well as some practical theology courses. Jim has been married to his wife Caroline for many years and they have 3 adult children.

Jim's Additional Publications:
NEW RELEASE! Money: Seeking God's Wisdom (P&R, 2019)
HELP! I Need a Church (Life-Line Mini-Book) (Shepherd Press, 2016)
Biblical Counseling and the Church (chapter contributor), ed. Bob Kellemen (Zondervan, 2015)
Parenting is More than a Formula (P&R, 2015)
HELP! My Anger is Out of Control (Life-Line Mini-Book) with Paul Tautges (Shepherd Press, 2015)
HELP! I Want to Change (Life-Line Mini-Book) with Paul Tautges (Shepherd Press, 2014)
HELP! Someone I Love Has Been Abused (Life-Line Mini-Book) with Paul Tautges (Shepherd Press, 2014)
Opening Up 1 Samuel (Day One Publications, 2012)
Opening Up 2 Samuel (Day One Publications, 2014)
You Never Stop Being a Parent, with Elyse Fitzpatrick (P&R, 2010)
Opening up Proverbs (Opening Up the Bible) (Day One Publications, 2008)
When Good Kids Make Bad Choices, with Elyse Fitzpatrick (Harvest House, 2005)
About the Book
Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage: Critical Questions and Answers • Drawing on decades of counseling experience, Jim Newheiser explores forty crucial questions relating to the complexities of marriage, divorce, and remarriage—unpacking the answers given in God's Word. This useful reference work for pastors, counselors, and personal study can also be read straight through for a scriptural overview of the topic or assigned in small sections to counselees.
Helpful Resources from Jim
The Divine Design for Marriage
Marriage is a stage designed to show forth the realities of the gospel. This seminar recording sets forth the biblical vision of marriage and give practical counsel of how we can reorient our hearts and actions so our marriages better reflect the profound realities they illustrate.
Keys to Preserving and Strengthening Your Marriage
Marriage requires lifelong maintenance to keep it healthy and strong. It takes a lot of effort to guard and grow your marriage but the reward is more than worth it. This session discusses many practical ways to preserve and strengthen your marriage.
Bringing Healing to Marriages Broken by Sexual Sin
Sexual sin has a devastating impact on a marriage, but the gospel offers hope. This session showcases how God works through His Word and His Spirit to change hearts empowering repentance, forgiveness and transformation.
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About Your Host
Christine M. Chappell
Author • Writer • Speaker • Podcast Host
Christine is the author of Clean Home, Messy Heart and Help! My Teen is Depressed. She hosts IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast and is passionate about advocating for biblical one-another care and discipleship in the context of the local church. Her writing has been featured at Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, Risen Motherhood, Servants of Grace, and other Christian platforms. Christine blogs regularly at christinemchappell.com and lives in South Carolina with her husband and three children.
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