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He’s Ready To Get Help, Should I Move Home?
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…Read More
You Do Have Choices
Morning friends, I have an exciting announcement. After almost a year in the works, it’s DONE. We have a brand-new website and I’m anxious for you to hop over and have a look. It’s still at leslievernick.com but is fresher, easier to navigate, and totally updated. Since we are filling up our current classes quickly, we also opened some new…Read More
The Difference Between Letting Go And Giving Up
Morning friend, I just finished answering a survey from a college student on what beliefs keep Christian women stuck in destructive/abusive marriages. I’d love for you to give your input on what beliefs have kept you stuck. Here’s one common belief I’ve found. “If I give up hope for my husband to change, I’m giving up on God.” Is this…Read More
3 Critical Heart Changes For Successful Reconciliation
Morning Friends, Next week (April 12) I’m doing a free workshop on “How long do you keep waiting for change, and if changes are happening, how do you know they’re real?” I will be doing two live sessions, one at 12pm ET and one at 7:30pm ET. If you know someone who might benefit from this workshop or you’d like…Read More
Can Trust be Rebuilt?
Morning friend, We’ve had some good discussions this week on forgiveness and remembering. But let’s take another person’s question about repentance and restoration of a relationship after serious sin. Today’s Question: My husband has betrayed my trust over and over but I still hope we can make our marriage work. What does it take to rebuild broken trust? Answer: I’m…Read More
Forgive and Forget, Is That Wise?
Morning friend, Loved all the interaction on the blog last week on emotional abuse. It’s so validating to know you are not alone and you are not crazy. Here’s another tactic that abusive individuals often use to guilt trip someone into silence around the offense. “If you forgive, then we can’t talk about it anymore. You have to forget.” Is…Read More
Forgiving Doesn’t Erase Consequences
Morning friend, We’ve had quite a robust and controversial discussion on forgiveness on my FB page. Is forgiveness Biblically required when someone isn’t sorry? Does God command it even if someone isn’t repentant? Do we have to clean up our sin before God forgives us? If we don’t forgive, is our spiritual life impacted? And is God’s forgiveness of us…Read More
What Do I Do When Someone Keeps Bringing Up My Sins?
Morning friend, Have you been practicing gratitude this week? I hope so. It’s a game-changer when you faithfully practice it. Studies show that we all have limited attention. Watch this video to see an example of what you can miss and not even know it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGQmdoK_ZfY We don’t see everything, even when it’s obvious or right in front of our…Read More
How Do I Move Past My Past?
Morning friend, I was reading in the book of Job and came across this passage: “He rescues the poor from the cutting words of the strong, and rescues them from the clutches of the powerful. And so at last the poor have hope, and the snapping jaws of the wicked are shut.” Job 5:15. Three things came to mind as…Read More