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How To Navigate Romantic Holidays With A Destructive Partner

By Susan King | February 7, 2024 |

Hello, friends! January hit hard with a flurry of snow and lots of shoveling in West Michigan. I am hoping for something different this month. We can’t always know what is next in life, but we often have some ideas about what to anticipate. Whether or not Punxsutawney Phil is correct or not, I know God will bring a thaw…

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How Do I Move Past My Past?

By Leslie Vernick | November 3, 2021 |

Morning friend, I was reading in the book of Job and came across this passage: “He rescues the poor from the cutting words of the strong, and rescues them from the clutches of the powerful. And so at last the poor have hope, and the snapping jaws of the wicked are shut.” Job 5:15. Three things came to mind as…

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Establishing Verbal Boundaries

By Leslie Vernick | August 25, 2021 |

Morning friend, I’m still in Chicago helping with my stepmom’s care. It’s brutal some days, precious other days. Death is always ugly whether it’s the death of a loved one, the death of a dream, the death of a marriage or other significant relationship. I’d appreciate your continued prayers. Today’s Question: Someone close to me severely wronged me and my…

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Anger Has A Short Term Purpose

By Leslie Vernick | May 26, 2021 |

Morning friends, Thanks for your prayers. I am up at my summer cabin now doing Nana Camp for a week with three of the most amazing grandchildren. We are doing lots of art projects, outdoor fun and the weather couldn’t be nicer. It’s a great place for some rejuvenation. Today’s question a reader asks:  After 47 years of marriage it…

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Despair, A Time For Change

By Leslie Vernick | May 5, 2021 |

Morning friend, I just read the most amazing book you all have to check out. It’s called The Making of Biblical Womanhood by Beth Allison Barr. She is a pastor’s wife as well as a Ph.D. History professor on women. She tells a riveting story of Christian women teaching and preaching throughout the church history as well as more recently.…

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My Adult Children Blame Me Because I Refuse To Apologize

By Leslie Vernick | July 22, 2020 |

Morning friends,  Thanks for the book and movie recommendations. I’d especially appreciate your prayers over the next few weeks. I have a lot of moving parts on my plate and sometimes I don’t keep track of them all as well as I need to. Pray that I stay focused, that I am productive, and also take some time out to…

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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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Is It Dangerous Enough To Leave?

By Leslie Vernick | February 12, 2020 |

Morning friends, We’ve had a good discussion this week about the issue of safety and whether or not separation or divorce is Biblical. Traditional teaching on this is that a wife should keep her vows no matter what and this honors God the most. I disagree. Glad debated whether or not Cheryl was regularly in danger of being killed, even…

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Is Sex A Choice Or A Requirement?

By Leslie Vernick | November 20, 2019 |

Morning friends, I am returning home today from a much-needed vacation with little Internet and lots of downtimes. We took a leisurely river cruise down the Danube River starting in Budapest and ending in Nuremberg, Germany. I love history, especially WW2 history. There is so much to learn from the mistakes of the past if we will but listen and…

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