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          Before You Do

          September 23, 2008

          Have you ever realized you made the wrong decision, but it was too late? Every day, you make simple choices, but once in a while, you’re forced to make a big decision with the power to change your life forever. Is there a way of knowing whether you’re making the right choices? Dr. Phil is joined by Bishop T.D. Jakes, author of the new book Before You Do, to arm you with the tools you need to make great decisions that you won’t regret.


          Learning to Make the Right Decision

          Bishop T. D. Jakes is a best-selling author, successful entrepreneur and leader of The Potter’s House, one of the fastest-growing mega-churches in America. He joins Dr. Phil to discuss his new book, Before You Do: Making Great Decisions You Won’t Regret.


          “If you want to change where you’re going to be tomorrow, there’s a thought process that needs to be put in place.”



          At a Crossroads

          Sabrina and Bruce have been married for six-and-a-half years and are on the verge of divorce. Bruce says their marriage lacks affection, and Sabrina says they constantly fight. Adding to their misery is their sons’ health conditions and their extreme financial problems. Can this couple get past the pain and make their marriage work?


          Bishop Jakes shares five crucial components for decision-making. 



          Hardest Decision of His Life

          Josh, 21, was diagnosed with kidney disease and needs a transplant. His brother, Tim, is most likely a match, but can’t decide if he’s willing to make the sacrifice. Tim is a star baseball player and says sacrificing his kidney could cost him his career. He says Josh has a history of making bad decisions, and he’s not sure his brother will be a good steward of this healthy organ.


          How can Tim, and you, avoid making decisions that could result in a lifetime of guilt?



          Ready for Marriage?

          Samantha, 20, says she wants to marry her boyfriend of one year, Chris, but the couple faces one problem: She wants kids, and he wants a vasectomy!


          Dr. Phil and Bishop Jakes weigh in.

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