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Living In The Truth When It’s Hard And Ugly

By Leslie Vernick | August 31, 2022 |

Morning friend, I’m angry as I answer this reader’s question. I’m angry at her church and pastors for not being wise enough to know what they were dealing with and continuing to make the mistake of prioritizing the institution of marriage and a man’s sexual needs over a wife’s safety, sanity and the well-being of the children in this destructive…

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Is There More Than One Right Answer?

By Leslie Vernick | July 27, 2022 |

Morning friend, This is the last week of my July sabbatical but I hope you’ve been enjoying our guest posts. Don’t forget that my new podcast is available: Relationship Truth Unfiltered and each week we release a new episode. This week’s question is answered by Coach LeAnne. LeAnne is an amazing coach and woman of God. She is someone who…

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My Husband Says To Stop Talking About It

By Leslie Vernick | July 6, 2022 |

Morning friend, July is typically my month to take some time off to rest, refresh and renew…. so I’ve asked two of my team coaches, Susan King and LeAnne Parsons to fill in for me in answering your questions for two of our blog weeks. The other two weeks I will post video blogs from questions I have answered live…

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Help I Have Nowhere To Go, No One Helps.

By Leslie Vernick | June 29, 2022 |

Morning friend, Last week we talked about letting go of unrealistic hope. Letting go of that hope isn’t meant to leave you feeling bereft of options, but it’s to open your eyes to the options that are available to you. To help you stop knocking your head against doors you have no power to open. I believe this whole topic…

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My Pastor Doesn’t Get It

By Leslie Vernick | April 13, 2022 |

Morning friend, CONQUER doors are open. If you’ve been wanting to join our online education and support group for Christian women in destructive marriages click here. We only open twice a year and our doors will close next Friday. Today’s Question: My husband and I attended a Baptist church for many years. My husband has a Catholic background I have…

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No One Believes Me

By Leslie Vernick | December 15, 2021 |

Morning friend, It’s been a busy few weeks, how about you? One of the things that is crucial to your own mental and emotional well-being is a healthy, loving community. If it’s not happening at home or in your church community, it’s important that you seek it. Online community is better than no community. Grateful for all of you here…

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When Is Marital Counseling Not A Good Idea?

By Leslie Vernick | September 15, 2021 |

Morning friend, I’m heading out to the American Association of Christian Counselors conference in Orlando. I’d appreciate your prayers as I travel and speak. I’m feeling a little worn out from the last month and need some extra prayers to stay healthy and strong.  Today’s question: My pastor keeps pressuring me to try marriage counseling again. I’ve been separated for…

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How Do I Heal And What Do I Do About My Marriage?

By Leslie Vernick | July 21, 2021 |

Morning friend, I’m spending a few days in Santa Fee, New Mexico this week. It’s my first visit to a place rich with history and art, two things I love. This is our first official “vacation” since Covid and we took our dog, Addie, on this road trip. She’s doing great. The weather has been perfect and we’ve eaten some…

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Overfunctioning Doesn’t Fix Things

By Leslie Vernick | June 2, 2021 |

Morning friend, I appreciate all of you and your contributions to help women who come here confused and scared, looking for other godly women to help them see Biblical truths in new ways.  There is so much growth and maturity in the responses since I started this blog 10 years ago. It’s encouraging to see women helping other women in…

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