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I’m Gladly Divorced, Why Am I Hurt That He’s Moved On?

By Leslie Vernick | January 24, 2024 |

Morning friend, I’m traveling this week. I’ll be at a meeting in New Orleans and then speaking at Lysa Terkeurst’s event on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I’d appreciate your prayers for my health, stamina, and safety as well as for healing for the women who attend the Haven House Intensive. It’s always a precious and sacred time. Today’s Question: My…

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I Can Never Please Him No Matter What I Do

By Susan King | January 17, 2024 |

Happy January, friends! I hope you all had a safe and enjoyable holiday season. I was able to take a little time off to be with family and friends. The pace of life slowed down a little bit, but in some ways, it seemed busier than usual. Now that I am back to the normal routines of my life, I…

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Breaking Free and Building Bridges

By LeAnne Parsons | January 10, 2024 |

Happy New Year friends!  As I stand on the threshold of a brand new year, my heart is brimming with hope and anticipation, it’s a time for reflection, renewal, and restarts. It’s a time to set intentions that will guide me through the days and months ahead “UNITED”.  In a world that often feels divided, my aim for this year…

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How Can I Heal When He’s Still Toxic and We Have Children to Parent?

By Leslie Vernick | December 27, 2023 |

Morning friend, I hope you had a blessed Christmas even if things at home were not that great. I’ve been struck this year in new ways on how God used two women, Mary and Elizabeth, in a patriarchal culture, to speak his truth. The feminine voice is important to God, even if it hasn’t been valued in your church or…

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Recognizing Mature Love in Your Marriage

By LeAnne Parsons | December 6, 2023 |

Dear Beloved Reader, As we approach Christmas, my heart swells with gratitude and love, making this season one of my favorite times of the year. The gentle weaving of gratitude and the gift of pure love continually remind me to focus on what matters most as we close this year and prepare to embrace the next with great anticipation and…

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How To Talk To My Adult Children About Leaving My Unhealthy Marriage?

By LeAnne Parsons | November 8, 2023 |

Dear Beloved Readers, Welcome to November, dear readers, and greetings from the sunny state of Arizona! As the rest of the country begins to bundle up against the chill of autumn, we here in the Grand Canyon State are still basking in the warmth of our desert paradise. November is a month of transition, where the scorching summer heat gives…

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Am I Being Equally Deceptive?

By Leslie Vernick | August 16, 2023 |

Morning friend, Thursday, August 17, I’m giving a free webinar: I’m not Okay when You’re Not Okay: Defining My Problem, Your Problem and Our Problem. If you are getting frustrated or feeling stuck because “his problem” is not changing and it’s continuing to impact you in negative ways, it’s time for you to change directions. It’s time to stop trying…

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How Do I Stay Well When He’s Causing Harm?

By Leslie Vernick | July 26, 2023 |

I watched a movie this weekend that was so powerful I watched it again the next day to take notes. It’s called Women Talking. It’s based on a book by the same title by Miriam Toews, a true story about a community of Mennonite women and children who were sexually abused over a period of years. Their male leaders told…

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Does Understanding The Enneagram Help With Marriage Problems?

By Leslie Vernick | July 19, 2023 |

Morning friend, Last time I wrote, I said I’d send pictures of an art project I did with my granddaughters for Nana week. I bought them some used cowboy boots. I spray painted them a neutral color, then brought out the paints, pictures, words to cut out, beads and sparkles and let them be creative. Once done, we filled them…

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