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Embracing the Belt of Truth: Navigating Love and Authenticity in the Month of Hearts

By LeAnne Parsons | February 14, 2024 |

Greetings friends! As we step into February, a month where hearts and love are so often celebrated, it’s essential to pause and reflect on the ‘belt of truth’ that girds our lives. For many women, this time of year can be bittersweet, tinged with challenges and struggles in relationships that may not mirror the fairy tale stories of love and…

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Should I Forgive And Forget?

By Susan King | November 1, 2023 |

Hello, dear friends! We are entering a busy season. I pray that you are able to find God’s peace even in the midst of your circumstances. November is the perfect month to nurture a spirit of gratitude. I am thankful for this community that is so wise and loving. Today’s Question: Can you help? I maintain that we are to…

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Do I Trust Him Again? He’s Doing Everything Right

By Leslie Vernick | October 18, 2023 |

Morning friend, Whew, we just finished our CONQUER membership invite for this season. The doors are closed for now, and we are all about welcoming and loving on our new members. I’m heading off to Haven House to partner with Lysa Terkeurst for her 3-day intensive retreat. It’s an honor to be part of her team there as our population…

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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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You Do Have Choices

By Leslie Vernick | August 24, 2022 |

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…

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The Difference Between Letting Go And Giving Up

By Leslie Vernick | June 22, 2022 |

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…

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3 Critical Heart Changes For Successful Reconciliation

By Leslie Vernick | April 6, 2022 |

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…

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Can Trust be Rebuilt?

By Leslie Vernick | February 16, 2022 |

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…

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Forgive and Forget, Is That Wise?

By Leslie Vernick | February 9, 2022 |

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…

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