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What Makes A Person An “Abuser”?

By Leslie Vernick | November 17, 2021 |

Morning friend, I’ve been reading through the book of Proverbs this month. I read the chapter that corresponds to each day of the month. I’ve been doing this for years and I’d encourage you to do so as well. God tells us in Proverbs that there is nothing more important for you to get than wisdom. Wisdom will save you…

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Sexual Abuse In Marriage, Part 2 [Guest Post]

By Leslie Vernick | March 13, 2019 |

Morning friends, I just returned from our family vacation from Hawaii. We cruised all of the islands. My favorites were Maui and Kauai. We took a bicycle ride down the mountain in Maui which was quite fun and saw some beautiful beaches and attended a Luau. But I think my favorite thing was watching my granddaughters enjoy the new experiences.…

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Signs Of Danger Mean Time To Flee

By Leslie Vernick | August 23, 2017 |

Morning friends, I just had an amazing weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska at Lincoln Berean Church where I spoke on the topic of The Emotionally Destructive Relationship. It’s so encouraging to be at a church that not only gets it but is actively helping women, men and families to learn how to be safe and have healthier relationships. Your prayers were…

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What Constitutes Abuse?

By Leslie Vernick | February 24, 2016 |

Morning friends, Recently I’ve seen a few comments on this blog and others questioning what behaviors or attitudes are considered abusive in a relationship. Some people object to singling out certain behaviors or attitudes as abusive. They say things like, “sin is sin.” Or “We’re all sinners.” I don’t disagree, all abuse is sin, but I think it’s critical that…

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How I Got Covered In Poison

By Leslie Vernick | July 8, 2015 |

Morning friends, Please pray for me. I am covered with poison ivy. I will get through this but for the moment it’s pretty miserable. Last week I went out to my front door, which I rarely do since we have a side entrance garage. I wanted to plant some geraniums in my two pots on my porch. I was shocked.…

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What is Disrespect?

By Leslie Vernick | October 29, 2014 |

Morning friends, This week I’m in sunny beautiful California.  Until tomorrow I’m hanging out in Monterey, right on the ocean.  This is one of the most beautiful places in the world and it has been good for my soul and spirit and body to be here.   There is something so restorative to being in God’s creation.  My agent is hosting…

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Is Hitting Someone Ever Justified?

By Leslie Vernick & Co. | September 10, 2014 |

Morning friends, Pray for me.  This weekend I’m speaking all day to Christian counselors, pastors and leaders in Kentucky on Domestic Violence on Saturday and then Saturday night speaking at a youth rally on Bullying and Relationships.  Pray that I’m able to fully share  all that God has put on my heart. Don’t forget our FREE Webinar on Wednesday, September…

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My Husband is Homosexual and Abusive. I’m Disabled and Stuck. Help.

By Leslie Vernick & Co. | May 28, 2014 |

Good morning friends, I spent the weekend celebrating my mother’s 80th birthday with my family and all their friends from over the years.  It is an amazing thing to see a life well-lived up close and my step-mom embodies an ordinary woman who has lived extraordinarily well. She had many hardships as a young married woman.  The death of one…

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How Do I Break Free From His Control?

By Leslie Vernick & Co. | May 14, 2014 |

Hi Friends, Thanks for all your responses and comments to the video I posted last week on Fred and Marie. This past Saturday I spoke at a fundraising banquet for an organization called Overcoming Powerlessness which ministers to victims of emotional abuse. I closed by saying, “No epidemic has ever been resolved by paying attention to the treatment of the…

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