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A Counselor Has Some Questions

By Leslie Vernick | November 1, 2017 |

Morning friend, I thought I would do something a little different this week. I get a lot of e-mails, much of it I can’t personally respond to and so I use this forum to answer questions from mostly women in destructive marriages. But this week I want to answer several questions from a counselor who has some concerns that I…

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Is It Your Role To Be Submissive To Your Spouse?

By Leslie Vernick | June 7, 2017 |

Morning friends, What robust discussions we’ve had over the past two weeks.  I love how you minister to one another with the loving heart of God. If you have time, head on over to my Facebook Fan Page tonight (Wednesday) at 7:30 pm for my  Moving Beyond Challenge. It’s Easy! Simply Sign Up here.  Sometimes we need a little motivation in the summer to…

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How do I Find A Safe Church

By Leslie Vernick | May 10, 2017 |

Morning friends, Wow, we have had quite a week. We’ve had a lively and productive discussion on spiritual abuse in marriage on this blog. Last Sunday I heard a very interesting sermon on the third commandment about not taking the Lord’s name in vain which tied very closely to the whole topic of spiritual abuse. To watch it CLICK HERE. We…

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How Do We Make Repairs If He Doesn’t See Anything Wrong

By Leslie Vernick | April 19, 2017 |

Morning friends, Thank you for sending me examples of the lie’s that you’ve been told that have kept you stuck, afraid and feeling hopeless in your destructive marriage. I am going to do a Facebook live this Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 PM ET to discuss Three Things that Christian Women are Regularly told to do that DO NOT WORK…

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My husband Is A Pastor, How Do I Not Pretend And Live In CORE Strength?

By Leslie Vernick | March 22, 2017 |

Morning Friends, Yesterday was my granddaughter Amaya’s 7th birthday. I am in California to celebrate all week her preciousness. We are going to paint pottery and our nails. We are going to the bookstore to read books and buy a special new book for this budding reader. We ate birthday cake and sang Happy birthday to her last night. And…

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I Am Lost. I Need Help.

By Leslie Vernick | March 15, 2017 |

Morning friends, Whew, I’m glad I’m in Arizona and not in Pennsylvania. This week the East Coast was hit with a March blizzard and friends back there are sending me their pictures digging out of the snow. Here in Arizona, we are in an unusual heat wave. Temperatures are in the high 80’s and the sun is hot. But I…

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How Do I Keep Hope Alive?

By Leslie Vernick | January 25, 2017 |

Morning friends, Pray for me. I know many of you do and I deeply appreciate it. I would love to have more time to be still, to ponder some deeper things that God is showing me and somehow I have to carve out the time to do it. I’ve also promised myself that I will get back to regular exercise.…

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How Do I Stop Second Guessing Myself

By Leslie Vernick | January 18, 2017 |

Morning friends, I love the sweet interactions you have with one another on this blog. I see how so many of you have grown and are functioning in CORE strength, reaching out to other sisters to help them along the way. Thank you, Dawn, for your guest posts and encouraging us in believing that God not only redeems us and…

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Can Behavior Change be Enough?

By Leslie Vernick | October 26, 2016 |

Morning friends, I am in count down mode. Four weeks from now, all of our worldly goods will be loaded into a pod and our car and we will be moving down to the Phoenix, Arizona area. I’m having some moments of overwhelm. We’ve sold a good deal of our things. Yet there is still so much left. What do…

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