Am I Making Up My Abuse?

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Morning friends, Hope you had a great weekend. I got a bad cold but had a great speaking event at the Casablanca Bridal Shop in Newport Beach, California. The sponsoring organization, Celebrate Forever, seeks to educate couples on what makes relationships work, and equip them with the tools and skills to transform bad relational habits […]

Do I Have To Stay Married To An Abusive Spouse?

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Morning friends, Over the last few weeks we’ve talked about our various “selves” and ways we can recognize the good parts and bad parts, the healthy parts and not so healthy parts, the parts that work “for us” and the parts that work against us. Last week I added the dimension of masculine and feminine […]

How Do I Minister To My Unbelieving Abusive Husband?

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Morning friends, How are you doing? I mean really doing, deep in your soul and spirit? Are you sensing His presence? His love? His forgiveness? His help? I hope so. Many of you here experience a crushed spirit. You are regularly invalidated, dismissed, demeaned and degraded and used as an object. This takes it’s toll […]

Headed To California + Church Discipline Pt 4

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Morning friends, I am on my way to California – pray for safe travels. Hope to arrive on Friday afternoon. Moving Beyond People Pleasing will be starting February 9th. If you are someone who has trouble setting boundaries, is easily manipulated into saying yes when you know you should say no, or keep paying the […]

Leslie Returns From Cuba!

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Morning friends, Thanks for your prayers. I have returned from Cuba a bit more exhausted than I wanted but the trip was amazing. The people were wonderful. They were so teachable, so anxious to gain more knowledge and skill in dealing with destructive marriages (which are plenty in Cuba). The living conditions in Cuba are […]