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He Won’t Leave

By Leslie Vernick | March 16, 2022 |

Morning friend, Sometimes when we’re stuck in a repetitive pattern of unhealthiness or sin we’re tempted to berate ourselves over and over again. We don’t even see the tiny steps forward we may have gained, all we see is the big mistakes we’re still making.  In today’s question, our guest is mad at herself and sad for falling into the…

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No One Believes Me

By Leslie Vernick | December 15, 2021 |

Morning friend, It’s been a busy few weeks, how about you? One of the things that is crucial to your own mental and emotional well-being is a healthy, loving community. If it’s not happening at home or in your church community, it’s important that you seek it. Online community is better than no community. Grateful for all of you here…

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My Husband Is Jealous Of Everything

By Leslie Vernick | August 4, 2021 |

Morning friend, What books have you read recently? I try to walk 5 miles a day and one way I make it enjoyable is to listen to books and podcasts I wouldn’t normally have time to read. Here are a few of my recent favorites. Podcasts: The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill. If you want to read about an…

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I Need Him To Care And Be Honest. What Do I Do?

By Leslie Vernick | July 14, 2021 |

Morning friends, Psalm 37:34 says, “Put your hope in the Lord. Travel steadily along his path.” I love that. Do the next right thing and hope in God, not what God will do. So often we pin our hope on the outcome of what God will do, but he never promises us a perfect outcome. In fact, he tells us…

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Finding The Right Counselor

By Leslie Vernick | December 30, 2020 |

Morning friends, Hope you are having a good week. Holidays are usually pretty tough for people in destructive relationships and my prayers are for you to remember God has given you an incredible gift of his peace. Jesus says to us, “I’m leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a…

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A Counselor Questions My Stand

By Leslie Vernick | June 17, 2020 |

Morning friends, I thought I would do something a little different this week. Recently Russ has expressed concerns regarding his wife falsely accusing him of abuse. I also had a counselor write me because he has some concerns that I am not providing enough qualifiers in my on-line material and because of that, my material may be empowering women to…

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My Husband’s Wonderful And Toxic. What Do I Do?

By Leslie Vernick | June 10, 2020 |

Morning friends, Our nation is in turmoil. We are grieving, scared, and not sure what the outcome will be. Some of that will depend on our next steps forward. I wrote this essay in response to the George Floyd murder and invite you to read it. Click here to view the post.  Question: I’m married to a wonderful man who…

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My Husband Is Doing His Work But It’s Affecting Me

By Leslie Vernick | April 8, 2020 |

  Morning friends, How are you doing? It’s getting a little lonely and boring, isn’t it? Yet I hope you are all safe and your loved ones are healthy. As a part of the “community,” share with all of us some of the good television series and books you’ve been reading during this time. I just finished “The Choice” by…

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What Are You Doing In This Crisis?

By Leslie Vernick | March 18, 2020 |

Morning friends, Wow, how so much changes in a week. I am hunkered down here in Arizona, doing a fair amount of taking care of grandkids during this crisis of schools shutting down and everyone staying home.   It’s tempting to feel overwhelmed and scared and if you watch too much news that’s what will to happen. In this week’s blog,…

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