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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 And Family Are Alienating My Kids. I’m Too Scared To Leave.

By Leslie Vernick | April 29, 2020 |

Morning friends, How are you holding up? Share some things with our blog community on what you are learning, and how you are using your time now. I’ve been reading more, practicing my art, and taking long walks every morning with Addie (my dog). We’re up to five miles now and I hope we can continue to do this even…

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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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How Do I Honor A Parent Who Is Abusive?

By Leslie Vernick | July 24, 2019 |

Morning friends, I just returned to the cooler weather of the mountains from hot, hot Phoenix. I’m so thankful for this break. Even our dog resisted her walks because of the hot sidewalks. Up here, she can run around and expend all her energy.   I receive quite a few questions from readers who are struggling in relationships that are toxic…

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Sexual Abuse In Marriage, Part 3 [Guest Post]

By Leslie Vernick | March 20, 2019 |

Morning friends, A puppy is coming on Saturday. I’m very excited, as are my granddaughters. I’ll post pictures next week when we pick her up. Her name is Addison, Addie for short. My granddaughters decided Addison if it’s a girl, or Edison, Eddie if it’s a boy. Grandkids are so much fun. They remind me of goodness and beauty and…

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I Want To Please God Most. Will Separating From A Destructive Spouse Ruin That?

By Leslie Vernick | February 13, 2019 |

Morning friends, I imagine you’ve all read or heard in the news the expose’ on what’s happening within the Southern Baptist Church in their mishandling and covering up of abuse inside their ranks. It’s heartbreaking and sinful. It’s everything that’s against justice, truth, and the heart of God. Abuse Of Faith Southern Baptist Leaders And Volunteers Accused Of Sexual Misconduct…

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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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Why Can’t I Let Go?

By Leslie Vernick | July 12, 2017 |

Morning friends, So good to be back with you this week. Thank you, Dawn, for your thoughtful and helpful posts on alignment. So important. When we are misaligned, our entire gait is off and we cannot walk in CORE strength or in God’s truth. I want to give you an early head’s up that my Three Month Walking in CORE…

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Shortening The Abuse Learning Curve

By Leslie Vernick | March 11, 2015 |

Hi Friends, We got quite a response to last week’s blog on five reasons a woman may be resistant to “seeing” or “stopping” the destruction in her marriage. This week I want to talk about what we can do to shorten that learning curve. It does not have to take 30+ years of suffering to identify destructive behavior, to find…

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