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By Leslie Vernick | July 14, 2009 |

Hi Everyone, Today I got the galley’s on my new book, Lord, I Just Want to Be Happy. That means that my manuscript is now in book format and I have one week to read, edit and make any changes or corrections. I am very excited for you to learn some of the things God has taught me in our…

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My wife is verbally abusive to me and our child. How do I stop this?

By Leslie Vernick | July 6, 2009 |

Q. My wife and I come from similar dysfunctional family backgrounds. My father was abusive and regularly beat my mother and us and bullied us at every opportunity. I was also bullied in school and at work. My wife’s father is an alcoholic and beat his family when drunk and her mother is a cold, loveless, dictatorial, control freak. Our…

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My husband’s parents enable his drug addiction. Help

By Leslie Vernick | June 22, 2009 |

Question: I have been married for over 10 years. I am African American and my husband is Caucasian. I have never been accepted by my husband’s parents, although they say they have tried. My husband has had problems with alcohol and drug addiction. When he is actively using, we have agreed that he would not live in our home. It…

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How do I honor an abusive father for Father’s day?

By Leslie Vernick | June 15, 2009 |

Father’s Day is coming up and I don’t know what to do. How do I biblically honor a father who was physically and sexually abusive my entire life? I want nothing to do with him and I’m still afraid of him. Does God tell me to try to have some sort of relationship? First, let me say I am sorry…

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I’m DONE with my labor, my baby is born!

By Leslie Vernick | June 10, 2009 |

Hi Everyone, This week I haven’t had a chance to answer a new question. For the past two months I have been in a excruciating labor to deliver my new book, Lord, I Just Want to Be Happy by my due date, Monday, June 8. I am thrilled to report the baby was delivered on time, June 8, at 11:45…

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My husband is disinterested in me and the kids. What can I do?

By Leslie Vernick | June 2, 2009 |

Q. I’ve been married to a man I dearly love. The years have not been easy and we have both made terrible choices. Right after our second child was born, our oldest was diagnosed with cancer. My husband cared for the baby while I stayed at the hospital with our sick child and came home on the weekends. This took…

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Am I Too Nice?

By Leslie Vernick | May 26, 2009 |

Hi Everyone, Thanks for your patience and prayers. I have recovered from my acute bronchitis and returned from Hungary although I’m still jet lagged and still behind on my writing deadlines for my new book. But I didn’t want to go another week without staying in touch. We had a wonderful time in Hungary ministering at a women’s conference where…

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Sorry I haven’t posted. I’ve been ill and swamped

By Leslie Vernick | May 12, 2009 |

I’m sorry that I have been unable to answer questions the past two weeks. I’ve been sick with acute bronchitis, working on finishing up a book called Lord, I Just Want to Be Happy, and getting ready to go to Hungary to speak at a woman’s conference. I’m leaving May 13th and will be returning May 22. I have gotten…

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How do I recover from gossip that’s ruined our reputation

By Leslie Vernick | April 28, 2009 |

Our family has been the brunt of gossip by three close family friends. It really hurts. The ripples of them talking is far reaching I our social circle. It’s been devastating. This was three years ago. How do we recover? Gossip is toxic and that’s why the Bible speaks so strongly against it. I’m assuming by your question that these…

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