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The 700 Club - October 20, 2017

Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke join us to discuss the guide to a “Love that Lasts.” Plus, we’ll talk with the stars behind the new film, “Same Kind of Different As Me." Read Transcript


> COMING UP. THE STORY OF

AN

UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIP..

I WAS WAITING FOR THE SHOE

TO FALL

AND 1 DAY SHE ASKED ME TO BE

FRIENDS

WITH A HOMELESS MAN..

WE'LL TALK TO THE STAR OF

THE NEW

FILM "THE SAME KIND OF

DIFFERENT AS

ME".

PLUS, A GUIDE TO A LOVE THAT

LAST.

WE ARE INFECTED WITH THIS

DISEASE

OF LOVE.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB". *

Pat: WELCOME TO THIS

EDITION OF THE

"700 CLUB".

IT LOOKS LIKE THE REPUBLICANS

IN THE

SENATE FINALLY HAVE THEIR ACT

TOGETHER. THEY HAVE A SENATE

BILL THAT

PAVES THE WAY FOR TAX REFORM

AND

AMERICANS ARE SAYING, CAN YOU

DELIVER

AND THEY ARE SAYING, YOU

BETTER

DELIVER.

WE HAVE TO HAVE SIDE CUTS

BECAUSE

AMERICANS ARE PAYING SOME OF

THE

HIGHEST TAXES IN THE WORLD.

REPUBLICANS SAY WITH THIS

BILL, THEY

CAN MAKE THE ECONOMY STRONGER

AND PUT

MORE MONEY IN PEOPLE'S

WALLETS,

SOMETIMES IN THOUSANDS OF

DOLLARS. IT

IS A MAJOR, MAJOR

BREAKTHROUGH AND

THEY GOT IT THROUGH THE

USUALLY 149.

Terry: THEY GOT IT THROUGH

AND THAT

WAS THE STAGE LAST NIGHT TO

MAKE THE

DIFFERENCE.

THE SENATE PASSED THE BUDGET

ON THE

DEBATE AND THEY GOT THE JOB

DONE.

LET'S SEE WHAT'S GOING TO

HAPPEN.

JENNA.

THE STAGE IS SET FOR THE

TAX REFORM

BILL AFTER THE SENATE PUSHED

FORWARD A

TRILLION DOLLAR BUDGET LAST

NIGHT.

THEY ARE GOING TO COMPLETELY

OVERHAUL

THE TAX CODE INCLUDING

CUTTING RATES

FOR INDIVIDUALS AND

CORPORATIONS AND

ELIMINATING DEDUCTIONS AND

TAX CODES..

SOME OF US BELIEVE THE TAX

CODE IS

VERY COMPLICATED.

SOME OF YOU MIGHT AGREE..

IN NEW YORK..

THE TRUTH IS TOO MANY

PEOPLE SPENT

MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND

BILLIONS OF

HOURS FILLING OUT THEIR TAX

REPORTS.

UNDER THE PRESIDENT'S PLAN

90% OF

AMERICANS WILL BE ABLE TO

FILE THEIR

TAXES ON 1 PIECE OF PAPER

WITHOUT

PROFESSIONAL HELP.

BUT THE GOP COULD HOLD UP

THE

PROCESS.

SENATOR MARCO RUBIO EXPRESSED

THE

IMPORTANCE OF GETTING

SOMETHING DONE..

HOW CONCERNED ARE YOU THAT

THE GOP

COULD LOSE THE MAJORITY IN

THE

MIDTERM?

I THINK IF WE DON'T DO

WHAT WE SAID

WE WERE GOING TO DO TO SAY WE

DON'T

NEED YOU THERE.

HOPEFULLY THAT WILL CHANGE

WITH TAX

REFORM..

THE DEMOCRATS BLASTED THE

GOP

BUDGET SAYING IT WILL SHOWER

BENEFITS

ON TOP BRACKET OWNERS AND

PEOPLE

INHERITING MULTIMILLION

DOLLAR ESTATES.

I THINK IT IS TERRIBLY

IMPORTANT. I

REALLY DO APPEAL TO THE MEDIA

TO ALLOW

FOR A SERIOUS DISCUSSION ON

WHAT I

CONSIDER TO BE THE CRUELLEST

AND MOST

UNFAIR BUDGET PRESENTED BY

THE

MAJORITY PARTY IN THE MODERN

HISTORY

OF THIS COUNTRY.

WE BEAT THE TRUMP

HEALTHCARE STEM

TWICE, AND WE ARE GOING TO

BEAT THEM A

THIRD TIME ON HIS TAX SCAM.

PRESIDENT TRUMP PROMISES

THE TAX

PLAN WHICH IS STILL BEING

FINALIZED IS

AIMED AT THE MIDDLE CLASS..

WE HAVE THE VOTES WITH THE

TAX CUTS

THAT WILL FOLLOW SHORTLY

THEREAFTER.

HE PROMISES TO CUT

SPENDING TO $5

BILLION.

THERE IS NO TELLING WHERE

THIS WILL

COME FROM..

IF CONGRESS CAN DO IT,

THIS WILL BE

THE FIRST BILL PASSED SINCE

1988 WHEN

PRESIDENT REGAN WAS IN

OFFICE.

Pat: IT'S LONG OVER DUE.

CAN YOU

IMAGINE THAT IT'S SO CRUEL TO

SAY $5

TRILLION WORTH OF SPENDING IS

CRUEL?

IT'S RIDICULOUS. THEY HAVE

DOUBLED

THE, WELL, YOU HAVE IN YOUR

TAXES, YOU

CAN TAKE AN ITEMIZED

DEDUCTION OR A

STANDARD DEDUCTION.

THEY HAVE RAISED THE STANDARD

DEDUCTION WHICH WILL AFFECT

MOST OF

THE FILERS.

TO SAY IT'S CRUEL, IT'S

LUDICROUS

BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO PUT

THOUSANDS OF

DOLLARS IN PEOPLE'S BOXES.

THE ONLY

PEOPLE THAT PAY TAXES ARE THE

ONES WHO

WILL GET SOME BENEFIT. IF YOU

ARE NOT

PAYING ANY TAXES NOW, WHAT

DIFFERENCE

DOES IT MAKE? A LOT OF

PEOPLE AREN'T

PAYING TAXES AT ALL. IT'S A

RELIEF TO

THOSE WHO DO GET TAXES. THAT

IS

IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE. THIS

RHETORIC

IS NONSENSE, CRUEL BUDGET?

COME OFF

IT. THERE IS NOTHING CRUEL

ABOUT IT.

IT'S JUST THE QUESTION OF HOW

MUCH CAN

WE AFFORD TO SPEND, BUT THIS

IS GOING

TO MAKE A MAJOR SHIFT IN

CERTAIN OF

THESE DEDUCTIONS.

THEY WANT TO TAKE THE

MORTGAGE

INTEREST FROM THE BIGGEST

PROPERTIES.

THEY WANT TO TAKE THE

DEDUCTION FOR

THE INCOME TAXES OF THE

STATES WHICH

IS A BIG DEAL.

IF THEY TAKE THOSE DEDUCTIONS

AWAY,

THEY WON'T HAVE AS MUCH PLAY

IN THIS

BILL AS IT SOUNDS LIKE

BECAUSE THEY

WILL HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO PAY

FOR A

LOT OF THESE CUTS, AND IT'S

IMPORTANT

TO DO IT.

BUT, IT SEEMS TO ME THEY ONLY

GET THE

CUTS IN FIRST BECAUSE IF THEY

WAIT TO

REFORM THE WHOLE TAX CODE, IT

IS A

MONSTROSITY. IT'S GOT MORE

PAGES THAN

THE BIBLE FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE.

TO GET THROUGH THAT IT WILL

BE A BIBLE

NIGHTMARE. THEY NEED TO GET

SOME CUTS

IN THE PERSONAL RATES, THE

CORPORATE

RATE PARTICULARLY AND GET

THAT OUT OF

THE WAY AND THERE ARE CERTAIN

THINGS

LIKE FOR EXAMPLE, THE DEATH

TAX, THEY

CAN DO AWAY WITH THAT.

THERE ARE OTHER THINGS THAT

ARE EASY

TO DO, MAYBE NOT EASY TO DO,

BUT IT

DOESN'T TAKE A LOT OF WORK

AND THEN

THEY CAN GET TO THE NITTY

GRITTY OF

THE TAX CODE.

IT BODES WELL FOR THE TAX

REFORM.

IN OTHER NEWS, WE ARE

GETTING A

FIRST LOOK AT ANOTHER ONE OF

THE

PRESIDENT'S TOP PRIORITY.

THE WALL WITH MEXICO.

EFREM GRAHAM HAS THAT.

Efrem: PAT, JUST OUTSIDE OF

SAN

DIEGO WE ARE GETTING AN EARLY

GLIMPSE

OF WHAT THAT WALL MIGHT LOOK

LIKE. WE

ARE SHOWN THE PROTOTYPES OF

WHAT COULD

BE ALONG THE U.S. MEXICO

BORDER.

THERE IS A CONSTRUCTION

PROJECT FOR

THE BORDER WALL IN MEXICO.

COMPANIES

ARE VYING FOR A CONSTRUCTION

CONTRACT.

THIS MUST MEET THE PROTOTYPE

DESIGNS

AND MUST MEET CONTRACTS.

SOME MAY BE TEXTURE

DIFFERENCE.

ONE WILL BE CONCRETE..

THEY MUST BE 33 FEET HIGH.

THE COST IS UP TO $500,000

EACH.

THE HOMELAND SECURITY REPORT

ESTIMATES

THE WALL COULD COST NEARLY

$21 BILLION

AND THAT DOESN'T INCLUDE THE

COST TO

MAINTAIN IT.

MAINTENANCE INCLUDES AROUND

$55

MILLION A YEAR.

BUILD OUR WALL. BUILD OUR

WALL.

A CENTERPIECE FOR THE

PRESIDENT'S

CAMPAIGN TO MAKE AMERICA

GREAT AGAIN

THE WALL HAS SPARKED A LOT OF

CONTROVERSY.

BEFORE THE WALL WAS BUILT IN

THE 1890s

AROUND 6,000 PEOPLE WERE

ARRESTED.

UNFORTUNATELY IT'S SET ON

THE

GROUND AND RUDIMENTARY

TUNNELS CAN BE

DONE UNDERNEATH THEM VERY

EASILY..

ACCORDING TO THE OFFICE OF

IMMIGRATION STATISTICS PEOPLE

THAT ARE

ATTEMPTING TO CROSS THE U.S.

BORDER

ARE UNSUCCESSFUL 65% OF THE

TIME. NO.

83 THIS YEAR WHEN FEW

ASSAULTS

OCCURRED. NO WHERE NEAR 2008

WHEN

AGENTS RECORDED 277 ASSAULTS..

THEY ARE TELLING ME THAT'S

THE

SECRET.

THE PROTOTYPES WILL BE TESTED

BY TEAMS

TO FIGURE OUT WHICH ONES ARE

HARDER TO

SCALE AND DIG THROUGH.

THAT WILL NOT BE DONE ON THE

PUBLIC'S

EYES.

CBN NEWS, WASHINGTON..

CHIEF KELLY DELIVERED A

MESSAGE TO

THE WIFE OF GREEN BERET

JOHNSON.

SHE HAD CRITICIZED THE

PRESIDENT WHEN

HE SPOKE TO HIS WIDOW.

HE SAID PRESIDENT TRUMP

WANTED TO MAKE

THE CALLS TO MILITARY

FAMILIES AND HE

DEFENDED THE PRESIDENT'S

PHONE CALL..

HIS WAY OF TRYING TO

EXPRESS THAT

OPINION IS A BRAVE MAN, A

FALLEN HERO.

HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS GETTING

HIMSELF

INTO BECAUSE HE ENLISTED. HE

WAS WHERE

HE WANTED TO BE, EXACTLY

WHERE HE

WANTED TO BE WITH EXACTLY THE

PEOPLE

HE WANTED TO BE WITH WHEN HIS

LIFE WAS

TAKEN. THAT'S THE MESSAGE.

HE CALLS AND EMPTY BARREL

WHO MAKES

NOISE AND THE CONTROVERSY

SHOULD NOT

BE ABOUT HER, BUT ABOUT

REMEMBERING

AND HONORING A FALLEN HERO

AND

FIGHTING FOR HIS FAMILY.

Pat: KELLY HAS BECOME A

NATIONAL

HERO THROUGH HIS MAGNIFICENT

STATEMENT.

YOU KNOW, WHAT HE SAID IS I

LOST A

SON, AND MY CHIEF OF STAFF

CAME TO ME

AND SAID, HEAVY HANDLER, WHAT

HE SAID

WAS, MY SON VOLUNTEERED TO DO

WHAT HE

DID. HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS

GETTING INTO,

AND HE GAVE HIS LIFE AND HE'S

THE HERO.

THAT WAS THE RESPONSE OF A

GENERAL TO

A GENERAL. SO THE GENERAL

ADVISED THE

PRESIDENT, THAT'S WHAT YOU

SAY. FOR

THIS CONGRESSWOMAN TO GO OFF

HALF COCK

AND START ATTACKING KELLY FOR

A HERO

AND A GOLD STAR FATHER WHO

WALKED

AMONG THE GRAVES AT ARLINGTON

AND

LOOKED AT THE DEAD OF FALLEN

HEROES

SAYS THAT STATEMENT. THAT'S

THE TRUTH.

IT'S NOT A NICE SWEET THING

THAT YOU

SAY, OH DEAR LADY, I'M SORRY

FOR YOUR

LOSS AND I WANT TO COMFORT

YOU IN YOUR

GRIEF. WHAT HE WAS TOLD BY

HIS AID,

ANOTHER GENERAL, LOOK, HE

VOLUNTEERED

FOR IT.

HE'S A HERO. HE WANTED TO DO

IT.

HE WANTED TO GO OUT AND FACE

THE

ENEMY, AND HE GAVE HIS LIFE

FOR THIS

COUNTRY.

THAT IS NOT NECESSARILY A

SUGAR-COATED

MESSAGE. IT'S A MESSAGE THAT

EVERYONE

SHOULD BE PROUD OF IF THEIR

SON DIES

FOR HIS AMERICAN COUNTRY.

I WISH THIS CONGRESSWOMAN

WOULD GET

OFF HER HIGH HORSE. SHE HAS

BECOME A

LAUGHINGSTOCK IN MY OPINION.

Efrem: THE RESPONSE TO THE

DEVASTATION IN PUERTO RICO

INCLUDING

HURRICANE MARIA WHICH KNOCKED

OUT

POWER AND LEFT AREAS WITHOUT

CLEAN

WATER.

THE PRESIDENT GAVE THE U.S.

EFFORT THE

HIGHEST MARK..

I GIVE IT A 10.

I WOULD SAY IT WAS PROBABLY

THE MOST

DIFFICULT WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT

RELIEF,

WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT SEARCH,

WHEN YOU

TALK ABOUT ALL THE DIFFERENT

LEVELS.

EVEN WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT

LIVES SAVED,

YOU LOOK AT THE NUMBERS. THIS

WAS, I

THINK IT WAS WORSE THAN

KATRINA.

IT WAS IN MANY WAYS WORSE

THAN

ANYTHING PEOPLE HAVE EVER

SEEN.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

ALSO IN

PUERTO RICO PROVIDING VITAL

EMERGENCY

RELIEF. "OPERATION BLESSING"

IS

HELPING TO PROVIDE WATER TO

THOUSANDS

OF PUERTO RICANS EVERYTHING.

"OPERATION BLESSING" HAS ALSO

DISTRIBUTED MORE THAN 100,000

AQUA

TABS TO HELP WITH DRINKING

WATER. AND

WE ARE SENDING OUT ADDITIONAL

RELIEF.

Pat: WE WERE TALKING ABOUT

THIS

YESTERDAY ABOUT THE RESPONSE

DOWN

THERE.

HE SAYS, THE MAYOR OF SAN

JUAN LOVES

THIS.

HERE IS THE DEAL.

WE HAVE SENT IN EIGHT REVERSE

OSMOSIS

WATER PURIFIER UNITS.

THAT MEANS THEY ARE TAKING

SALT WATER

AND MAKING IT INTO CLEAN

DRINKING

WATER.

WE HAVE NINE WATER

DESALINATION

SYSTEMS. WE HAVE MORE THAN 20

GENERATORS TO RUN EQUIPMENT.

AND WE'VE ALSO GOT THESE

INTERESTING

LIGHTS WHERE THEY TURN A

SWITCH AND

THESE THINGS ARE WORKING ON

SOLAR

POWER. I THINK THESE ARE

SOLAR

LANTERNS AND PRODUCING 150

GALLONS OF

CHLORINE. THE CHLORINE IS

WHAT YOU

NEED TO PURIFY THE WATER.

SO WE'VE GOT A MAJOR WATER

PROJECT

FROM "OPERATION BLESSING".

THE MAYOR

SAID WE DIDN'T CALL THEM.

WHERE DID

THEY COME FROM? "OPERATION

BLESSING"

GOES WHERE THE NEED IS.

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE,

IT IS ONE

OF THE FINEST CHARITIES IN

THE UNITED

STATES OF AMERICA.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

VIRGINIA,

DISASTER RELIEF FUND IS A

WONDERFUL

ORGANIZATION. I'M VERY PROUD

OF WHAT'S

BEING DONE, AND BILL HOLLORAN

AND HIS

TEAM IS THERE WORKING. THEY

GET THEM

AND LIVE WITH THE PEOPLE AND

THEY

SUFFER WITH THEM, AND THEY

KNOW HOW TO

MAKE AN INTELLIGENT RESPONSE

TO THEIR

NEED, BUT THEY NEED CLEAN

WATER AND

THEY ARE GETTING IT THROUGH

"OPERATION

BLESSING". ISN'T THAT

EXCITING?

Terry: IT IS WONDERFUL. WE

SHOULD

MENTION ALSO THAT AT THE SAME

TIME

THEY ARE IN PUERTO RICO,

THEIR IN

FLORIDA AND TEXAS AND THEY

STAY UNTIL

THEY GET THE JOB DONE.

Pat: THIS ORGANIZATION THAT

IS

THERE, THEY ARE CHARGING

PEOPLE FOR A

BOLOGNA SANDWICH AND THEY

CHARGE THE

GOVERNMENT FOR THAT. THEY ARE

GETTING

A LOT OF MONEY. BUT PEOPLE

ARE SAYING,

WHERE IS X? AND X AIN'T

THERE, BUT

WHERE IS "OPERATION

BLESSING"? IT'S

RIGHT BESIDE YOU AND WE ARE

GOING TO

BE THERE THROUGH THE DURATION

TO HELP

PEOPLE THROUGH. WE ARE

CARRYING THEM

THROUGH FROM TEXAS AND

FLORIDA AND NOW

PUERTO RICO AND WHAT HAPPENED

IN NEW

ORLEANS THAT WAS MAGNIFICENT.

THAT WAS DONE WITH "OPERATION

BLESSING". THE WAY THEY CAN

ORGANIZE

VOLUNTEERS BY THE HUNDREDS

AND

HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS THAT

COME INTO

WORK. "OPERATION BLESSING"

GIVES THEM

SOMETHING IMMEDIATELY TO DO

AND GIVES

THEM PROJECTS AND THEY ARE

ORGANIZED

AND THESE PEOPLE ARE HELPING

THEM

PRODUCE THEIR HOMES AND

TAKING DRYWALL

AND MOLD AND TAKING ALL THIS

WORK AND

CLEARING THE DEBRIS.

ALL OF THE VOLUNTEERS ALL

UNDER THE

AUSPICES OF "OPERATION

BLESSING".

WE ARE VERY PROUD OF THEM.

Terry: UP NEXT, A WOMAN

FLEES HER

ABUSIVE BOYFRIEND ONLY TO

FIND HIM ON

THE DOORSTEP.

SHE SEE'S FIRE BREATHING

FROM THIS

MAN.

I'M THINKING HE'S ABOUT TO

KILL THIS

WOMAN AN HE'S ABOUT TO KILL

ME.

Terry: FIND OUT WHAT

STOPPED HIM.

PLUS WE'VE GOT YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

SHE ASKS, WHAT IF HE DIDN'T

EAT THE

APPLE. I'M MAD AT HER.

DON'T GO AWAY.

Terry: IT'S TIME TO ANSWER

SOME OF

THE QUESTIONS YOU SENT IN

WITH HONEST

QUESTIONS AND HONEST ANSWERS.

THE FIRST ONE COMES FROM

DANIELLA WHO

SAYS, PAT, I'M UPSET WITH EVE

WHO ATE

FROM THE TREE WHICH GOD

COMMANDED HER

NOT TO.

IF SHE DIDN'T, THERE WOULD BE

NO SIN

IN THE WORLD.

HOW WOULD THINGS HAVE

CHANGED? DIDN'T

GOD KNOW SHE WAS TESTED. IF

IT WEREN'T

FOR HER, THERE WOULDN'T BE

ANY SIN.

THIS GOES BACK TO HER.

Pat: I KNOW YOU LIKE TO

MAKE EVE THE

FOCAL POINT, BUT IT WAS ADAM.

HE WAS THE HEAD OF THE HUMAN

RACE. THE

FEDERAL HEAD IS THE SAYING IN

THEOLOGICAL TERM.

IT WAS ADAM. BY THE WAY, IT

WASN'T AN

APPLE. I'M FROM VIRGINIA AND

IT WASN'T

AN APPLE. THE APPLE WAS THE

KNOWLEDGE

OF GOOD AND EVIL. IF IT

HADN'T BEEN

FOR ADAM TAKING SIN, THROUGH

ADAM ALL

SINNED AND THROUGH KNOWLEDGE

OF JESUS

ALL CAME RIGHTEOUS AND HE

CAME TO THE

WORLD OF THE CURSE BECAUSE OF

ADAM AND

EVE.

THE IRONY WAS, PERHAPS THEY

PROBABLY

WERE REAL PEOPLE, BUT AT THE

SAME TIME

IT'S CERTAINLY A GOOD SYMBOL.

IT A

SYMBOL OF MAN'S DEPRAVITY.

WHERE DID

IT COME FROM? MAN, WHAT IS

THE TREE

OF

OFKNOWLEDGE BY THE WAY, YOU

GO BY THE

TREE AND IF I DON'T EAT IT,

IT'S

OBEYING GOD.

IF I ATE THE FRUIT I'M

SINNING AND IF

I DON'T EAT THE FRUIT, I'M

SINNING.

IT'S THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD

AND EVIL.

IT'S SOMETHING TO SAY WITHOUT

SIN.

WE WOULDN'T HAVE THIS OR THAT.

PEOPLE WOULDN'T BE KILLING

AND WE

WOULDN'T BE FACING DISEASE

AND WE

WOULDN'T BE DEALING WITH

HOLOCAUST.

DON'T BLAME EVE.

HE ATTEMPTED ADAM AND ADAM

HAD TO SAY

YES. MEN HAVE THE RIGHT TO

SAY NO TO

THEIR WIVES. KEEP THAT IN

MIND. WHAT

ELSE DO YOU HAVE?

Terry: THIS IS KAYLA.

SHE SAYS I HAVE BEEN

STRUGGLING WITH A

MAN WHO WANTS TO MARRY ME AND

HE IS

NOT A CHRISTIAN.

HE SAYS GOD HAS FORGOTTEN

ABOUT HIM. I

AM A CHRISTIAN AND I ATTEND

CHURCH

REGULARLY. SOMETIMES MY

BOYFRIEND

ATTENDANCE -- ATTENDS WITH

ME.

HE NEVER STOPS ME.

MY QUESTION IS WOULD IT BE

OKAY TO

MARRY SOMEONE WHO IS NOT OF

THE SAME

RELIGION.

Pat: IN A LONG-TERM

RELATIONSHIP.

THAT MEANS YOU ARE LIVING

WITH A GUY

AND YOU ARE HAVING SEX

TOGETHER BUT

YOU ARE NOT MARRIED. THAT'S

WHAT THAT

--.

COULDN'T IT JUST MEAN THAT

THEY

HAVE BEEN GOING ON TOGETHER

FOR A LONG

TIME?

COME OFF IT..

EXCUSE ME..

IN TODAY'S WORLD, OF

COURSE THEY

ARE LIVING TOGETHER. IF THEY

ARE

LIVING TOGETHER, THEY ARE

HAVING SEX

TOGETHER AND THAT'S THE WAY

IT IS. ALL

RIGHT, IS IT GOING TO BE A

SIN TO

MARRY OUTSIDE OF YOUR

RELIGION.

HE'S NOT PRACTICING

ANYTHING.

THE BIBLE SAYS THIS AND

THIS IS

VERY IMPORTANT.

DON'T BE WITH AN UNBELIEVER.

IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN, IT

ISN'T

APPROPRIATE TO GET MARRIED TO

SOMEBODY

WHO DOESN'T KNOW THE LORD,

BUT MAYBE

THAT MAN WILL FIND THE LORD

AND MAYBE

IN YOUR LIFE, YOU WILL LEAD

HIM TO THE

LORD, BUT IT WON'T IF YOU ARE

KEEPING

DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING. YOU

NEED TO

GET YOURSELF APPROPRIATELY

MARRIED AND

BUILD THAT MARRIAGE AND A

LIFE

TOGETHER.

Terry: SHE SAYS SHE

BELIEVES THE

BIBLE HAS BEEN REMADE MANY

TIMES AND

SHE SAYS WHEN WE DIE WE WILL

BECOME

OUR OWN GOD AND RELIGION IS

MADE TO

KEEP THE WORLD IN ORDER AND

SHE SAYS

THIS IS THE AFTERMATH OF IT

AND CAN

YOU PLEASE EXPLAIN TO HER

THAT THIS IS

FALSE.

Pat: THIS IS TERRIBLY

FALSE. THE

MANUSCRIPT HAS BEEN CAREFULLY

MAINTAINED BY THE SCRIBES.

THE BIBLE

HAS NOT BEEN REWRITTEN MANY

TIMES. WE

HAVE A FEW MANUSCRIPTS, A FEW

CHANGES,

BUT NOTHING OF ANY GREAT

SUBSTANCE.

THE OLD TESTAMENT, THE

HEBREWS HAVE

BEEN THERE SINCE IT WAS

WRITTEN,

PERIOD .

SO SHE'S WRONG IN THAT.

WITH THIS STUFF ABOUT ONLY A

FEW

THOUSAND PEOPLE, WELL, THAT

WAS THE

JEHOVAH'S WITNESS, AND WHEN

THEY GOT A

HOLD OF A WHOLE LOT MORE THEY

CHANGED

THE DOCTRINE. A LOT OF PEOPLE

WILL

COME TO THE LORD. THERE WILL

BE

MILLIONS. THE LORD SPOKE TO

ME ONE

TIME AND SAID, HEAVEN IS VERY

LARGE,

AND YOUR JOB IS TO BRING

PEOPLE INTO

HEAVEN. THAT'S WHAT HEAVEN IS.

GOD WANTS TO SAVE AS MANY. IT

IS THE

WILL THAT ALL SHOULD BE SAVED

AND ALL

MEN SHALL BE SAVED AND ALL

SHALL COME

TO THE TRUTH.

THIS DAUGHTER, FRIEND,

WHATEVER IS

CONFUSED. WHOEVER IS FEEDING

THIS

STUFF TO HER IS JUST NOT

ACCURATE.

IT'S NOT CORRECT AND IT'S A

SHAME TO

DESTROY SOMEBODY'S LIVES.

WELL, WE'VE GOT A LOT OF

THINGS GOING

ON IN THIS SHOW TODAY. FOR 10

YEARS,

LAKEISHA CHRISTIAN, A GUY HAD

A LOADED

GUN TO HER HEAD. SHE DEALT

WITH A

CYCLE OF ABUSE UNTIL SOMEONE

STOOD UP

TO HIM. WATCH THIS.

WANTING TO HAVE HUGS AND

WANTING TO

HAVE KISSES AND TUCKED IN BED

AT NIGHT

AND ALL OF THOSE THINGS THAT

YOU DO

WHEN YOU ARE A PARENT WITH A

CHILD..

THIS IS WHAT LAKEISHA

MISSED MOST

WHEN HER MOTHER WAS AT WORK

AND FATHER

MOVED OUT..

I WAS LOOKING FOR SOMEONE

TO SAY,

YOU ARE PRETTY.

I WAS LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO

SAY, YOU

ARE AMAZING. I WAS LOOKING

FOR THOSE

WORDS THAT MADE ME FEEL LIKE

I

MATTERED..

LAKEISHA GREW UP AND ONCE

A

TEENAGER TURNED TO BOYS AND

SEX FOR

THE ANSWER.

IT WAS FULFILLING AND

SATISFYING

FOR A MOMENT. IF I CAN JUST

FEEL THIS

ALL THE TIME, I WILL BE OKAY.

THEY LOVE ME. THEY LOVE ME.

AND THEY WANT ME, THEY NEED

ME.

AND I NEED THEM. SO I BECAME

VERY

NEEDY AND I STARTED TO ATTACH

MYSELF

TO THEM. IT WAS AVOID WITHIN

ME WHERE

I WOULD ACTUALLY CRY EVERY

SINGLE

NIGHT, WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?

AT 17 SHE GOT PREGNANT.

SHE WAS SCARED BUT KEPT THE

BABY AND

MOVED IN WITH THE FATHER..

I THOUGHT THIS MEANS, I'M

FINALLY

GOING TO BE HAPPY. I HAVE A

BABY THAT

LOVES ME.

I LOVE THIS CHILD AND ME AND

HIS

FATHER WILL HAVE A PERFECT

LIFE

TOGETHER AND I WILL BE FIXED

AND

EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY..

THE MAN BECAME UNSTABLE

AND

LAKEISHA LEFT.

HER NEXT BOYFRIEND BECAME

ABUSIVE AND

CONTROLLING..

IT DIDN'T START OFF WITH

HIM BEING

ABUSIVE. HE WAS LOVING ME AND

BUYING

ME GIFTS AND LOVING MY CHILD.

BUT LAKEISHA STAYED.

IT WAS LOVE.

IF HE'S HITTING ME, HE LOVED

ME. IF

HE'S JEALOUS, HE JUST DOESN'T

WANT THE

LOSE ME.

THE RELATIONSHIP FINALLY

ENDED BUT

LAKEISHA CONTINUED TO GO IN

AND OUT OF

ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS OVER

THE NEXT 10

YEARS HAVING THREE MORE

CHILDREN ALONG

THE WAY..

MY SELF-ESTEEM IS SO LOW,

MY

CONFIDENCE IS SHOT.

I REMEMBER LOOKING IN THE

MIRROR

SAYING WHAT IS WRONG WITH

YOU?

SHE WENT INTO A SHELTER

HOME RUN BY

PAM FISHER.

WHEN SHE TOOK THE GLASSES

OFF,

THERE WERE BRUISES. AT THAT

TIME,

THAT'S WHEN YOU KNOW SHE

NEEDS THE

LOVE OF CHRIST MORE THAN EVER

BECAUSE

SHE HAD A HARD NIGHT.

SHE WOULD SAY, YOU KNOW

JESUS LOVES

YOU? DO YOU KNOW GOD CARES

FOR YOU?

DO YOU KNOW YOU ARE SPECIAL?

DO YOU

KNOW YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL?

BUT THOSE WORDS DID NOT

SINK IN

UNTIL SHE WENT INTO HER HOME..

SHE SEE'S FIRE BREATHING

FROM THIS

MAN.

I SAID NO, YOU ARE NOT

DOING THIS.

YOU HAVE TO GO..

I WAS THINKING HE'S ABOUT

TO KILL

THIS WOMAN AND HE'S GOING TO

KILL ME.

I SAW HIS FIST BUNCH UP.

SHE SAID, NO, YOU NEED TO

LEAVE NOW.

AND HE WALKED OUT THE DOOR.

I THOUGHT, WOW, IT WAS GOD.

IT HAD TO

BE YOU. I FELT THAT I WAS

WORTHY, THAT

I WAS SPECIAL, THAT SOMEONE

WOULD LOVE

ME..

LAKEISHA LEFT HER

BOYFRIEND AND

TRIED TO MAKE A NEW LIFE BUT

STILL

COULDN'T ESCAPE THE CYCLE AND

WENT

WITH ANOTHER ABUSIVE MAN.

UNTIL 1 DAY HE TOOK A GUN AND

THREATENED TO KILL HER AND

HIMSELF..

I SAID, GOD, YOU NEED TO

HELP ME

BECAUSE I'M SCARED. A KNOCK

ON THE

DOOR.

IT WAS OUR LANDLORD. HE SAID,

I NEED

YOU GUYS OUT. WE THINK THERE

IS A GAS

LINE SOMEWHERE LEAKING..

FINALLY, LAKEISHA HAD THE

COURAGE

TO TAKE HER CHILDREN AND

LEAVE.

I REMEMBER THAT NIGHT,

THANKING

GOD, YOU SAVED ME. AS MUCH AS

I HAVE

BEEN UNFAITHFUL TO YOU AND

YOU ARE

STILL STANDING THERE WITH

YOUR ARMS

WIDE OPEN..

IN THE COMING DAYS AND

WEEKS,

LAKEISHA BEGAN TO UNDERSTAND

WHAT ANNA

HAD BEEN SAYING ABOUT GOD'S

LOVE FOR

HER..

YOU LOVE ME, ME. ALL THIS

UGLY

STUFF IN ME WITH THESE MEN

AND THAT

MAN AND FORNICATING AND

CHILDREN OUT

OF WEDLOCK, YOU STILL LOVE ME

AND I

COULDN'T BELIEVE IT. I COULD

NOT

BELIEVE THAT HE STILL WAS

THERE FOR

ME. I REMEMBER TELLING HIM,

GOD, JUST

USE ME, FORGIVE ME, FORGIVE

THE THINGS

THAT I HAVE COMMITTED, GOD.

SAVE ME.

LAKEISHA STARTED LIVING

HER LIFE

FOR CHRIST AND NOW SEE'S

SOMEONE VERY

DIFFERENT IN THE MIRROR..

I SEE GOD IN ME TODAY. I

SEE HIS

IMAGE IN ME TODAY..

ALONG WITH HER HUSBAND

ANTONIO,

LAKEISHA IS FREE. LIKE PAM,

SHE TELLS

HIM IN GOD'S EYES SHE IS

SPECIAL AND

FEELS LOVE.

I SAY IT'S LOVE FROM GOD.

FOR

SOMEONE WHO THOUGHT I'M

NOBODY, HE DID

IT ALL FOR ME.

Pat: YOU KNOW THE SONG FROM

DEAN

MARTIN HE USED TO SING "YOU

ARE

NOBODY UNTIL SOMEBODY LOVES

YOU".

THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT THIS

HUMAN

BEING THAT NEEDS LOVE. WE

NEED LOVE,

WE NEED COMPANIONSHIP.

WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO LIVE

OUR LIVES

BY OURSELVES FOREVER.

WE NEED TO HAVE FAMILIES, WE

NEED TO

HAVE LOVE AND LITTLE CHILDREN

IN

PARTICULAR NEED LOVE FROM THE

TIME

THEY WERE BORN. THEY NEED TO

BE

CUDDLED AND KISSED AND

BELOVED.

THEY NEED TO HAVE THE

RELATIONSHIP TO

FEELING THEY ARE PART OF A

FAMILY.

THAT'S WHAT WE NEED.

AND LITTLE CHILDREN FEEL THAT

WAY. AS

A MATTER OF FACT, EVEN THE

LITTLE

PRIMATES FEEL THAT WAY. THEY

WANT A

MOTHER. LAKEISHA DIDN'T HAVE

IT, BUT

THERE ARE SO MANY CHILDREN

TODAY WHO

ARE BORN TO ABUSIVE PARENTS.

THEY ARE

BORN TO PARENTS WHO DON'T

WANT THEM.

THEY ARE BORN IN SITUATIONS

WITH THE

MOTHER AND THE FATHER WHO ARE

FIGHTING

AND THEY DON'T HAVE ANY LOVE,

AND

CONSEQUENTLY, ESPECIALLY THE

GIRLS

WILL THROW THEMSELVES AT

SOMETHING IN

ORDER TO GET LOVE, AND THE

SOMETHING

USUALLY THE GUYS THAT I HATE

MALIGNING THE YOUNG MAN.

THEY HAVE SEX WITH THE GIRL

AND HE'S

TRYING TO USE HER AND

LAKEISHA JUST

WANTED SOMEBODY TO LOVE HER.

SHE GIVES

HERSELF TO THESE MEN BECAUSE

THEIR

ATTENTION AND SHE THOUGHT

THEY LOVED

HER AND SHE KEPT BRINGING

CHILDREN

INTO THE WORLD.

FOLKS, LET ME TELL YOU, THERE

IS ONE

WHO LOVES YOU WITHOUT ANY

RESERVATION

AND THAT IS YOUR HEAVENLY

FATHER. THE

ONE WHO CREATED YOU AND LOVES

YOU

WITHOUT RESERVATION. HE LOVES

YOU WITH

YOUR FLAWS. HE KNOWS EXACTLY

WHAT YOU

HAVE DONE BUT HE LOVES YOU IN

SPITE OF

IT.

HE LOVES YOU.

FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD

THAT HE

GAVE HIS ONLY BE GOTTEN SON

THAT

WHOSOEVER SHALL BELIEVE IN

HIM SHALL

NOT PERISH BUT LIVE AN

EVERLASTING

LIFE.

GOD LOVES YOU. RECOGNIZE THAT

HE'S NOT

TRYING TO USE YOU OR TAKE

ADVANTAGE OF

YOU..

THERE ARE NO STRINGS ATTACHED.

I HAVE SOMETHING I WANT TO

GIVE YOU

AND IT'S CALL "A NEW DAY".

IF YOU WANT TO HAVE THIS, I

WANT YOU

TO GO TO YOUR PHONES AND CALL

IN AND

SAY, I WANT TO KNOW THE LORD.

ONE OF

THESE COUNSELORS WILL TELL

YOU AND

WE'LL SEND THIS PACKAGE TO

YOU.

OUR GOD ALMIGHTY, THE CREATOR

OF

HEAVEN AND EARTH LOVES YOU

AND HE

LOVES YOU SO MUCH THAT HE LET

HIS SON

DIE THAT YOU MAYBE PART OF

HIS FAMILY

IN HEAVEN. HE REALLY DOES

LOVE YOU.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, HOW A

STRANGE

DREAM CHANGED THE CITY AND

THEN BECAME

THE SUBJECT OF A MAJOR MOTION

PICTURE.

WE'LL TAKE YOU ENDS THE NEW

MOVIE "THE

SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME"

WHEN WE

COME BACK.

COME BACK.

Terry: IT'S AN UNLIKELY

FRIENDSHIP.

AN INTERNATIONAL WEALTHY ART

DEALER

BECOMES FRIENDS WITH A

HOMELESS MAN.

NOW IT'S A MAJOR MOTION

PICTURE.

IT'S CALLED "THE SAME KIND OF

DIFFERENT AS ME".

IT HITS THEATRES TODAY.

EFREM GRAHAM SAT WITH THE

ACADEMY

AWARD WINNER.

IS IT ABOUT HIM OR ME..

DEBBIE HALL'S DREAM GAVE

BIRTH TO

THE BESTSELLING BOOK "THE

SAME KIND OF

DIFFERENT AS ME".

IT BECAME A FRIENDSHIP

BETWEEN THE TWO

MEN THAT WROTE IT.

HER HUSBAND RON WHO WAS A

MAJOR ART

DEALER.

MY WIFE SHOWED ME CHRIST

LIKE

FORGIVENESS FOR HAVING AN

AFFAIR AND

SHE THROUGH MY SIN AS FAR

EAST FROM

THE WEST. SHE ERASED IT OFF

THE

BLACKBOARD OF HER LIFE AND

MEMORY.

SO, I TOLD HER, FOR THAT

FORGIVENESS I

WILL DO ANYTHING SHE ASKED

THE REST OF

OUR LIVES TOGETHER. SHE ASKED

ME TO DO

NOTHING BUT TO BE FAITHFUL

AND BACK TO

THE CHURCH AND TITHE AS WHAT

WE ARE

DOING AS BELIEVERS. I WAS

WAITING FOR

SOMETHING TO FALL UNTIL SHE

ASKED ME

TO BE FRIENDS WITH A HOMELESS

MEN WHO

THREATENED TO KILL EVERYBODY.

WHAT'S YOUR NAME?

YOU DON'T NEED TO KNOW MY

NAME.

WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?

YOU WANT TO BE MY FRIEND?

I'M

GOING TO HAVE TO THINK ABOUT

THAT..

IT'S A MIRACLE STORY AND A

MAJOR

MOTION PICTURE WITH AN

ACADEMY

AWARD-WINNING CAST..

YOU PLAY THIS CHARACTER.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT HER THAT

BECAME

FRIENDS WITH A HOMELESS MAN?

THAT'S A QUESTION I WOULD

HAVE TO

ASK HER. WHAT I GATHER SHE'S

A GOOD

PERSON, INHERENTLY GOOD.

SHE WAS SAVED AND WANTED TO

COMMIT HER

LIFE TO MAKING BETTER OTHER

PEOPLE'S

LIVES.

I NEVER UNDERSTAND WHY I

COULD

NEVER SEE WHERE HE WENT.

I THANK GOD..

YOU PLAY DENVER. DO YOU

THINK HE'S

THE HERO IN THIS STORY?

I THINK DEBBIE IS THE

HERO. DEBBIE

BRINGS THE HUMAN TOUCH OUT OF

US.

I MEAN, FOR RON, OBVIOUSLY.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT HIS

CHARACTER?

WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHERE HE

CAME

FROM, THE CHALLENGES IN LIFE,

YOU

KNOW, SORT OF LIKE HE WAS

FACED WITH

LIFE, AND DESPITE ALL OF

THAT, THE

WISDOM THAT COMES THROUGH HIS

OUTLOOK

ON LIFE, THE UNCONDITIONAL

LOVE HE HAS

FOR HUMANITY, THAT COMES OUT

AFTER HE

BREAKS THE ICE, THAT

CONNECTION. IT'S

REALLY A TOUGH CHARACTER TO

PORTRAY..

GOD PUT EVERY STAR IN

HEAVEN AND

GAVE EVERYONE OF THEM A NAME.

IF ONE WAS GOING TO FALL FROM

THE SKY,

THAT WAS UP TO HIM TOO.

DENVER'S WISDOM COMES FROM

MANY

REAL LIFE CHALLENGES. MOST

ARE

UNIMAGINABLE..

THE SHORT VERSION WAS THAT

HE WAS

CRAZY. HE WAS AN EX- CONAN

-- AND HE

WAS ON THE STREETS FOR 25

YEARS AND

NEVER WENT TO SCHOOL A DAY IN

HIS

LIFE. THE MOST TRAGIC THING

WHEN HE

WAS A LITTLE BOY IN

LOUISIANA, 1 DAY

HE WAS HELPING A WHITE WOMAN

CHANGE A

FLAT TIRE WHEN THREE KU KLUX

KLAN MEN

CAME AND TOLD HIM TO NEVER

AGAIN LOOK

A WHITE WOMAN IN THE EYE.

HE WAS 16 YEARS OLD WHEN THIS

HAPPENED..

YOU HAVE THIS WHITE WOMAN

GETTING

IN HIS FACE AND FORCING HIM

TO LOOK AT

HER IN THE EYE.

THIS BOOK OF POETRY, I

USED TO READ

TO YOU WHEN YOU WERE LITTLE.

YOU NEVER

LIKED IT MUCH.

YOU PLAYED RON, THE CAMP

-- CAMEO

IN THE FILM. WHAT WAS IT

ABOUT HIM

THAT YOU WANTED TO GLEAM IN

THE FILM?

I THINK HOW MUCH DEBBIE,

HIS WIFE,

AND DENVER AND HOW MUCH THEY

CHANGED

HIM. THIS WAS A GUY WHO WAS

THE KIND

OF GUY WHO WAS LOOKING TO

SEEK

FORGIVENESS TO WRITING A

CHECK FOR HIS

WIFE'S CAUSE. ALL OF THE GO

TO

TOUCHSTONES OF THAT BEHAVIOR.

HE'S THE

FIRST TO SAY I'M A FLAWED

PERSON BUT I

CAN TELL FROM THIS MOVIE HOW

DEEPLY

AFFECTED HE WAS NOT JUST WITH

HER, BUT

THE RELATIONSHIP WITH DENVER

AND FOR

NEEDING TO GET THAT STORY OUT.

WHAT I FOUND OUT WAS

EVERYBODY IS

DIFFERENT.

EFREM GRAHAM CBN NEWS, LOS

ANGELES.

Terry: THE MOVIE "THE SAME

KIND OF

DIFFERENT AS ME" OPENS

NATIONWIDE

TODAY.

CHECK YOUR LOCAL THEATRES OR

GO TO

CBN.COM. I WANT YOU TO

CONSIDER GOING.

I HEAR IT'S WONDERFUL. STILL

AHEAD,

HE'S THE YOUTUBE SENSATION OF

THE HIT

"WHY I LOVE JESUS".

NOW HE'LL LEARN HOW IT REALLY

LAST.

THAT'S NEXT ON TODAY'S SHOW.

THAT'S NEXT ON TODAY'S SHOW.

Efrem: WELCOME BACK TO THE

"700

CLUB". A -- SYRIAN FORCE

BACKED BY THE

U.S. HAS HELPED THEM AND THEY

SAY

THERE IS NO TERRORIST LEFT

IN THIS

CITY WHICH IT HAS SHRINKED

STEADILY

SINCE LAST YEAR..

IRAQI FORCES ARE FIGHTING

WITH US

WEAPONS. MIDDLE EAST EXPERTS

SEE THE

CLEAR INFLUENCE FROM BEHIND

IRAN.

IF THE WAR IS NOT STOPPED,

THEY WILL

ADVANCE TO THE CAPITAL OF

KURDISTAN.

THEY ARE LOOKING TO THE

UNITED STATES

FOR HELP. PRESIDENT TRUMP

TALKED ABOUT

THE REGION AND ONE EXPERT

TELLS CBN

NEWS THAT THE AGGRESSION IS

TAKING

PLACE IN THE NORTHERN PART OF

IRAQ.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH MORE

OF THE

"700 CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

"700 CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: JEFF AND ALYSSA

BETHKE CAME

FROM TWO DIFFERENT VERY

DIFFERENT

BACKGROUNDS BUT THEY FEEL

THEY HAVE

BEEN DOOPED FROM LOVE AND SEX.

NOW AFTER LEARNING THEIR

LESSON, THEY

ARE TELLING OTHERS.

JEFF AND ALYSSA BETHKE

HAVE BEEN

MARRIED FOR 5 YEARS.

BUT BEFORE THEY WERE MARRIED,

JEFF HAD

A DISTORTED VIEW OF

RELATIONSHIPS..

IT WAS THIS DISEASE ABOUT

LOVE AND

SEXUALITY AND MARRIAGE AND

IT'S

KILLING US..

IN THEIR NEW BOOK, A LOVE

THAT LAST.

THEY LEARN ABOUT THEIR

FAILURES AND

TALK ABOUT LOVE, DATING AND

MARRIAGE..

Terry: THEY ARE HERE TO

TALK ABOUT

IT.

WELCOME.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH..

YOU SAY THIS IS A DISEASE

OF OUR

BAD VIEW OF LOVE.

WHAT IS A BAD VIEW?

PRIMARILY WE TAKE IT LIKE

WHAT CAN

I GET OUT OF IT WHEN FOR

JESUS, IT'S

ALL ABOUT HIM AND THE

SACRIFICE FOR

HIM. I TELL THIS IN THE FIRST

CHAPTER.

I TELL ABOUT THIS FLAT TIRE

AND WHEN I

GOT IT, IT WAS LIKE THE STORY

WAS

DRAGGING.

BUT IN THE WAY THE MOVIE CAME

OUT, IT

WAS GOING TO BE AN EXPLOSION

AND FIRE

AND IT RUINED IT.

I DROVE IT AND IT DAMAGED THE

CAR.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS TO A LOT

OF US

WITH LOVE AND MARRIAGE AND

DATING.

BECAUSE IT FEELS LIKE WE ARE

DRAGGING.

WE DON'T REALIZE THAT GOD HAS

MORE FOR

US AND WE WEREN'T MEANT TO

DRIVE OH BE

THAT FLAT TIRE.

Terry: BECAUSE I THINK THE

WORLD

PAINTS A PICTURE. YOU WERE

INVOLVED

WITH PORN FROM A VERY EARLY

AGE.

YES, IT'S A SOCIAL

EXPERIMENT TODAY

WITH THE DIGITAL AGE.

OUR GENERATION WAS THE FIRST

THAT GREW

UP NATIVE TO THE DIGITAL AGE.

THAT IS HAVING RAMIFICATIONS

OF THIS

UBIQUITOUS NATURE.

Terry: NOBODY HAS REALLY

UNDERSTOOD

THE TOTAL IMPACT.

ALYSSA, YOU WERE PART OF THE

TRUE LOVE

MOVEMENT AND THAT IMPACTED

YOU AS WELL.

YES, I HAD SEEN WHAT THE

CULTURE

WAS DOING AND I DIDN'T WANT

TO DO THAT

AND I WANTED TO DO THE BEST

FOR GOD.

AND THERE WERE RELATIONSHIPS

THAT I

WASN'T SURE ABOUT.

THERE WERE THESE

OPPORTUNISTIC

THINGS THAT FALL UPON US AND

WITH

THAT, YOU FELL INTO AN

ADDICTION OF

WHY YOU ARE OWN WITH FOOD..

RIGHT, I HAD AN EATING

DISORDER FOR

ABOUT 6 YEARS.

IT STARTED WITH I SO LONGED

TO HAVE A

BOYFRIEND AND I SAW MY

FRIENDS WERE

DATING AND NONE WERE COMING

AFTER ME

AND I THOUGHT, I NEED TO LOOK

THIS WAY

AND I STARTED TO SHRINK INTO

A SMALLER

SIZE AND I HAD NO CONTROL..

TALK ABOUT HOW YOU MET AND

YOUR

MARRIAGE BECAUSE THE TWO OF

YOU DON'T

LOOK LIKE BECAUSE YOU WERE

EXPOSED TO

SOME DARK THINGS, AND YOU

WERE TRYING

TO FIND LOVE AND WHAT

HAPPENED?

WE WERE IN LIKE A THIRD

WAY, I WAS

THE PRODIGAL STORY AND SHE IS

MORE

GOING INTO FEAR AND PRESSURE.

BUT THOSE THINGS AREN'T BAD.

THOSE

GOOD THINGS ARE FOR

SEXUALITY, GOD,

MARRIAGE AND LOVE.

THOSE ARE FOR OUR FLOURISHING

AND SO

THAT WE MIGHT NOT GO TO HELL.

WHERE

GOD IN ISRAEL SAYS OBEY HIS

COMMAND SO

IT MAY GO WELL FOR YOU.

THAT'S WHY WE

SHOULD LIVE IN GOD'S WAY SO

IT MAY GO

WELL FOR US.

Terry: SINCE WE ARE TALKING

ABOUT

MARRIAGE, LET'S TALK ABOUT

ANOTHER

PRESSURE. YOU HAVE CHILDREN

NOW AND

THINGS CHANGE..

WE GO TO BED EARLIER.

WE GOT PREGNANT IN 10

MONTHS. SO

THAT WAS A HUGE SURPRISE. I

WOULD SAY

HAVING KIDS EARLIER BECAUSE

WE ARE ON

A 5-YEAR PLAN. EVEN IF YOU

ARE STILL

MARRIED, YOU CAN BE

INDEPENDENT.

YOU ARE STILL TOGETHER BUT

WHEN YOU

HAVE KIDS, IT'S LIKE WOW.

HOW YOU CAN BE A TEAM.

SO THE TITLE OF YOUR BOOK

IS "LOVE

THAT LAST", HOW DO WE GET

THAT?

GOOD QUESTION..

WE KIND OF MADE A JOKE IN

THE BOOK

WHERE THE "LOVE THAT LAST"?

THAT IT

MAY GO WELL FOR US AND US AND

SOME OF

OUR FRIENDS THAT ARE IN THE

CORNER OF

KILLING THEIR MARRIAGE. WE

ARE

STARTING TO SAY, WE WANT TO

FACE GOD'S

WAY AND FOLLOW JESUS IN THIS

AND WE

ARE SEEING A TRAJECTORY WITH

OUR

PEERS. WHERE YOU SEE THIS IS

HOW WE

SHOULD LIVE AND FOLLOWING IN

THESE

THINGS..

THIS IS A PLAN. THE PLAN

IS GOD.

THE TITLE IS CALLED "LOVE

THAT LAST".

IT'S AVAILABLE WHERE BOOKS

ARE SOLD.

IT'S A GREAT BOOK AND TELLS

YOU THE

REASONS FOR LOVE THAT LAST.

HERE IS

THE WORD OF GOD. WE WANT TO

LEAVE YOU

WITH THAT ON THIS FRIDAY.

"THEREFORE, IF ANYONE IS IN

CHRIST, HE

IS A NEW CREATION; OLD THINGS

HAVE

PASSED AWAY; BEHOLD, ALL

THINGS HAVE

BECOME NEW."(2 CORINTHIANS

5:17, NKJV)

"THEREFORE, IF ANYONE IS IN

CHRIST, HE

IS A NEW CREATION; OLD THINGS

HAVE

PASSED AWAY; BEHOLD, ALL

THINGS HAVE

BECOME -- GOD BLESS YOU,

WE'LL SEE YOU

NEXT WEEK.

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