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Is Porn An Acceptable Outlet For Fun And Fantasy?

By Leslie Vernick | August 19, 2020 |

Morning friends, So glad you enjoyed Allison Cook’s guest post last week. I’m going to be inviting some of my other colleagues to share with you what they are learning about having good boundaries, healthy self-respect, good self-care, and how to recognize controlling relationships. Life is so messy, isn’t it? I find so many people today do not know even…

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Navigating A Separation Wisely

By Leslie Vernick | July 8, 2020 |

Morning friends, Summer is well underway but it feels different this year doesn’t it? We’re in the midst of history-changing moments and my hope is that it’s creating change for the better. My granddaughters left to go back home this weekend. We had fun painting and horseback riding. My prayer is that they grow up to be strong women of…

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Thriving Not Surviving [Guest Post]

By Leslie Vernick | July 1, 2020 |

Morning friends, I’m up at our cabin, being nana this week, but I have a treat for you. I’ve asked my friend Gary Thomas to guest post for me today from his newest book When To Walk Away: Finding Freedom from Toxic People. I love hearing a pastor’s voice and heart validate the horrible effects of emotional abuse on a…

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Do I Give Him One More Chance?

By Leslie Vernick | April 15, 2020 |

Morning friends, CONQUER, the educational support group for women in destructive marriages has opened its doors for one week only.  If you’d like more information click here.  More than ever, especially in this time of social distancing and isolation, if you are a christian woman in a destructive and/or abusive marriage you need help. You need to get godly support,…

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How To Manage My Emotions After Disclosure Of Porn

By Leslie Vernick | June 26, 2019 |

Morning friends, We are having amazing wonderful weather at our cabin in Pinetop. You’d never know that this was Arizona. It’s still about 80 degrees during the day and 55-60 degrees in the evening. Perfect. I feel bad for my friends still in pizza oven hot temperatures in Sun City West.  If you have trouble with people pleasing, please check…

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My Husband Has The Disease Of Alcoholism. Should I Accept That?

By Leslie Vernick | October 3, 2018 |

Morning friends, This is my 500th blog. Whew. Each week for almost 10 years I’ve been answering someone’s question and each week I get lots more questions. I’ve so appreciated all the community and support you give one another here. Thank you. Some of you are going to the 2018 CONQUER Conference. I would love to meet you and have…

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Am I Being Too Passive In My Marriage

By Leslie Vernick | June 13, 2018 |

Morning friends, We had a great time last week on Facebook Live talking about topics that will be covered at the CONQUER: Be brave, Grow Strong Conference in October. Over 400 women have registered so far and I would love to see you all there. If you’d like to watch some of last week, here is a link to the…

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What Scripture Supports Reconciliation When Someone Is Genuinely Repentant

By Leslie Vernick | March 21, 2018 |

Morning friends, I’m heading off to Lynchburg today to present a webinar to people helpers on “Three Common Mistakes that People Helpers Make.” Pray that my words and teaching have an impact on those listening that will equip them to be better people helpers to women in destructive marriages. Question:  I did a Google search today looking for support for…

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Is It Worth Trying Or Should I Run?

By Leslie Vernick | October 25, 2017 |

Morning Friends, Thank you for your kind words and prayers regarding the loss of my beloved dog Gracie. For those who knew her, she was one of a kind. She is greatly missed. But I am also very grateful that I was with her during that last week. I travel so much and was out of town the week before…

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