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Mother longs for better relationship with adult daughter

By Leslie Vernick | October 3, 2011 |

Good Monday Friends, I have a new grandbaby. Horray! Her name is Leilani Capri and she was born October 1. I’m heading out to see her on Saturday. I am so blessed. I can’t wait to meet her. For those of you who are not on my mailing list, I also want to invite you to a special event this…

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My mom’s in an emotionally destructive relationship with my dad. What should I do?

By Leslie Vernick | September 19, 2011 |

Good Monday Morning Friends: I hope you had a beautiful weekend. I just finished reading a beautifully written new book by Michael and Gina Spehn, The Color of Rain. It is a true story of incredible loss, hope, and trust in God’s goodness. Both Michael and Gina lost their spouses to cancer at young ages. The shared grief turned to…

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Topic: What is the difference between coaching and counseling?

By Leslie Vernick | September 5, 2011 |

Happy Labor Day, Since today is a holiday and the last weekend of the official summer season, I thought I’d keep the topic light this week. Since I began offering coaching services, I’ve had quite a number of people write and ask me the difference between coaching and counseling. Instead of responding individually, I thought I’d answer this question in…

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Topic: A Time to Say “No”

By Leslie Vernick | May 3, 2011 |

Hi Sweet Friends, This weekend I had the awesome privilege of speaking at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Johnstown, PA not only for their women’s event but also for their Saturday evening and three Sunday services. God truly was present and it doesn’t get any better than being a vessel that He uses to help people grasp transformational truth. Thanks for…

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Topic: Do I forbear or confront when someone offends me?

By Leslie Vernick | April 11, 2011 |

Hello everyone, What a beautiful day we have today. It’s been such a cold, dreary, winter. The sun is out today, the temperature is beautiful and I have begun a new adventure. My husband has always loved riding motorcycles. After our children were grown he bought himself a Harley but I always felt afraid riding on the back of it.…

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Topic: Is is it OK for an parent of an adult to step into their problem?

By Leslie Vernick | January 11, 2011 |

Happy Tuesday sweet friends, Monday got away from me. It’s actually late Monday night when I’m starting to write this blog. I want to tell you, I love, love LOVE living in the reality of the Lord’s Presence. It has made all the difference in my mood as well as how I handle the day’s interruptions. I’ll tell you about…

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See my Family Photos: Today’s Topic Overfunctioning women and underfunctioning families

By Leslie Vernick | December 27, 2010 |

Good Afternoon Friends, I hope it is a good day for you this post Christmas Monday. Sometimes it can feel a little blah after all the stress of getting ready for the big day. Take the time to simply enjoy a slower pace for a change. One of my Christmas gifts was some knitting needles (I asked for them). I’ve…

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I’m in an abusive marriage and my counselor doesn’t “get” it. Help!

By Leslie Vernick | November 1, 2010 |

Good Monday! I love, love women’s retreats. It blesses me so much to see the lights go on and the tears begin to flow as God powerfully renews a mind, touches a heart, and restores a soul. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your prayers. For although I’ve been physically exhausted, I am emotionally and spiritually…

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How can I help my daughter heal from my inadequate parenting?

By Leslie Vernick | September 20, 2010 |

Happy Monday everyone! I have been busy all weekend working on a new presentation I am giving this week at the American Association of Christian Counselors conference in Branson, Missouri on The Emotionally Destructive Relationship. I hear almost weekly from people who have found inadequate counsel when struggling with these difficult and destructive relationship problems. Please pray for me as…

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