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Topic: Help! A Woman is Caught in Pornography Adiction

By Leslie Vernick | April 16, 2012 |

Good Morning Friends, I just got back from a wonderful weekend speaking at the American Association of Christian Counselors Convention in Orlando, Florida. Thanks for all your prayers. Today I am scurrying to finish my taxes. This is one of the chores I always leave to the last minute. I never intend to, but it always happens. Every year I…

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Topic: A Wife Can’t Trust, A Husband is Repentant.Now What?

By Leslie Vernick | August 22, 2011 |

Good evening friends, Whew, it’s been a whirlwind week of travel, counseling, coaching and writing. I attended Logos Bible Software boot camp last week to learn their software. We were treated so kindly by the entire Logos staff. I had the opportunity to visit with amazing women ministry leaders who wanted to study God’s word using this software. In the…

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Topic: My alcoholic husband has destroyed my belongings. How seriously should I take this?

By Leslie Vernick | August 8, 2011 |

Good morning friends, I am so excited to be starting my blog experience with the Association of Biblical Counselors, specifically targeting abusive relationships. Please pray with me that biblical counselors and pastors will begin to see that the way many of them have been counseling couples caught in destructive and abusive relationships has been inadequate and at times harmful to…

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Topic: My husband’s a sex addict and chronic liar. How do I tell our mutual church friends why I’m divorcing him.

By Leslie Vernick | July 4, 2011 |

Happy Fourth of July Everyone, I hope you are enjoying your long weekend. I did. This has been one of the most relaxing summers I’ve had in a while. No deadlines looming and it’s a nice break. I’ve got some exciting news I want to share with you but am going to wait until the final details are ironed out.…

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How do I deal with my husband’s alcohol abuse?

By Leslie Vernick | December 13, 2010 |

Good morning friends! Well can you believe that in two short weeks Christmas 2010 will be history? It sort of snuck up on us this year didn’t it? At least that’s how it feels in my house. I’ve gotten the tree decorated but that’s about it. My granddaughter, Maya, is coming for a visit so I’m a little cautious about…

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How can my husband prove he’s changed? Our daughter hates him. I feel caught in the middle.

By Leslie Vernick | November 29, 2010 |

Good Monday Everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, thanking those you know and love for being “them”. I don’t think we do that enough. We’re quick to criticize, slow to encourage and affirm. We may think good thoughts, but often forget to actually say them. Today’s challenge: Bless someone with the gift of your encouraging words. You…

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How do I know if my spouse has really changed?

By Leslie Vernick | July 26, 2010 |

Monday July 26 I’m sitting in a hotel room in the Wisconsin Dells. My husband is here for a national volleyball tournament and he is off with his responsibilities. I’ve been reading a lot this summer and I want to recommend two great books for you. The first is Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. It’s a moving novel about…

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How do I let go of my dream?

By Leslie Vernick | April 12, 2010 |

Thanks for your encouraging words about last week’s blog. Today’s question has to do with letting go. Question: I read your book, The Emotionally Destructive Relationship, and am working to grow and heal but there is something I can’t seem to get past. I met my husband (now ex-husband) in high school and we married young. We both had a…

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My adult son is a mess. How can I help him?

By Leslie Vernick | August 10, 2009 |

Question: My 48 year old adult son is threatening suicide because his former girlfriend broke up with him over a year ago. He lives in California and I have not seen him since 1992. He sends “help me” e-mails and I don’t know the truth of the situation. He has used pot since 7th grade and drinks excessively. I think…

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