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Ending the Cycle of Abuse

By LeAnne Parsons | November 23, 2022 |

Good morning my friends! Coach LeAnne here! Fall has arrived in Phoenix! My feeders are still actively nourishing the local hummingbirds, and my hanging flowers are in full bloom as they sway on the back patio. I grew up in Minnesota, moved to California at 19 years of age, and have been out west ever since- I do not miss…

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I Can’t Accept I Wasn’t Enough

By Leslie Vernick | November 9, 2022 |

Morning friends,  I’ve just experienced three wonderful days with our virtual CONQUER conference AND packed, got on a plane, and am traveling to Istanbul Turkey where hopefully I am right now. This is a pre-Covid trip we planned with my sister and her husband. My brother and his wife decided to join us and so the six of us are…

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Am I Enabling Or Enduring (Poorly)?

By Leslie Vernick | October 5, 2022 |

Morning friend, We had a great CONQUER workshop last week and I hope you got a chance to attend. Our doors are open until this Friday. If you’re interested in checking it out, click here. This week’s question: My husband struggles with anxiety disorder, is controlling, and acts harshly with bullying, criticizing, or the silent treatment if I don’t act…

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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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