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Church support in marital distress

By Leslie Vernick | November 16, 2009 |

I’ve received several questions recently regarding the whole issue of marital separation. Question: This week a woman asked if I would give the same advice I did in last week’s blog if there is a pattern of poor financial decisions of not paying bills, not paying income taxes, continued lies and broken promises, without an official mental health diagnosis? Answer:…

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Do I dishonor God if I initiate a legal separation because of my husband’s refusal to take his medication?

By Leslie Vernick | November 9, 2009 |

Question: I am a stay at home mom of two young children. I have been married for over 12 years to a spouse who developed late onset schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. He claims to be healed and he no longer will take his medication. He says he feels great and is no longer plagued with condemning thoughts but from…

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How do I find a Christian counselor?

By Leslie Vernick | November 2, 2009 |

Question: I have had a couple of bad counseling experiences. I’d like to find a good Christian counselor but have no idea how to go about it. Any suggestions? Answer: Probably the most frequent question I’m asked on my website is whether I know a competent Christian counselor in a particular geographic area that I can recommend. Finding someone who…

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How Can I Know God’s Will?

By Leslie Vernick | October 5, 2009 |

This month is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I’ve written another blog on it if you’d like to have a Biblical Response to Domestic Violence check out www.christianpsych.org/wp_scp/blog/ My book Lord, I Just Want to be Happy has been released. TODAY (Monday October 5, 2009), there is a ½ price special on my website at www.cart.leslievernick/category/books/ You can purchase the book…

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Can I divorce my abusive spouse?

By Leslie Vernick | August 24, 2009 |

Over the past several weeks I have received numerous questions around whether or not it’s Biblically permissible to divorce an abusive spouse. Let me summarize them. Question: I have been in a marriage where there has been mostly emotional, but some physical as well as regular spiritual abuse. My spouse regularly tells me I am unsubmissive, ungodly, a bad mother,…

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Is God Good?

By Leslie Vernick | March 2, 2009 |

Q. My mother just died a long and painful death and last year my husband of 30 years walked out on me. I’m struggling as a Christian to believe that God is good when it feels like he doesn’t care and he doesn’t help. How can I get through this period of doubt? Cindy A. First, let me tell you…

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