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He’s Ready To Get Help, Should I Move Home?

By Leslie Vernick | September 14, 2022 |

Morning friend, I had a great time at the American Association of Christian Counselors conference last week in Dallas. It was hard work and emotionally and physically draining but I sensed an openness and willingness to listen as I have not before. Perhaps it’s been all the recent news stories about how the church has covered up abuse of many…

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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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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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Addressing Emotional Abuse

By Leslie Vernick | June 1, 2022 |

Morning friend, I am currently traveling for both business and a bucket list trip to Israel. Instead of stressing out trying to write answers to questions before I left, I thought I’d try something new.  In some of my private webinar teaching, I’ve done a Q & A at the end. I’ve chosen a few questions that I thought might…

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He Says I Abused Him When I Resisted His Control

By Leslie Vernick | May 11, 2022 |

Morning friend, Since we’ve been discussing whether or not Christian women should resist the oppressive control of their spouses or even church leaders and how that resistance should look, I thought this question was timely.  Question: I separated from my husband after 48 years of marriage because of his emotionally destructive and sometimes physically violent behaviors toward me. Now he…

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Is Resisting Abuse Sinful Part 2

By Leslie Vernick | May 4, 2022 |

Morning friend, In our last blog I began to address the question, “Is resisting oppression abusive or sinful?” My answer was no, however, often when a woman is in an abusive relationship and she resists her oppressor it may be labeled as mutual abuse by an untrained eye.  This week I want to continue the discussion by looking at Jesus’…

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Is Resisting Abuse Sinful?

By Leslie Vernick | April 27, 2022 |

Morning friend, We’ve had a great discussion on our blog regarding suffering and whether or not an abused wife should willingly suffer in an abusive marriage. I’m so glad that women are waking up to the error of this traditional teaching.  Here’s another question I receive often that I want to help you think through. Question: My pastor says that…

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How Do I Get My Church Leaders To Get It?

By Leslie Vernick | March 30, 2022 |

Morning friend, We’re going to be opening our doors to new CONQUER members on April 12. If you know a woman who has been anxious to get in, please have her join our waitlist and attend our free workshop on April 12, “How Long Do you Keep Trying? And how do you know change is real?” Click here to register.…

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He Has Aspergers, Do I Stay?

By Leslie Vernick | March 9, 2022 |

Morning friend, It’s been a hard week and I’d appreciate your prayers. It’s hard all over and for everyone for sure. We need one another’s support and prayers for times like these. As I’ve been struggling and wrestling with something in my life, I’ve learned to press pause and remind myself that I do have choices. I can cope in…

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