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How an Abuser Manipulates to Get Others on His Side

By Leslie Vernick | November 4, 2013 |

Hi Friends, I’m in Los Angeles visiting my daughter’s family and spending time with my granddaughters, ages, 3, 2 and 1. There is no greater joy than to have a little hand tucked into yours with total trust. I’m so grateful that three little girls believe their Nana and Papa will take good care of them. I’ve been asking you…

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My Husband Has Dementia and is Becoming Violent. What Do I Do?

By Leslie Vernick | October 28, 2013 |

Morning friends, Whew, it was a whirlwind week, and I’m still quite fatigued. Thanks for your prayers. There was a great response to my two day interview on Focus on the Family on Reclaiming Hope and Safety in a Destructive Marriage. If you missed it, you can listen to a replay at bit.ly/1a4RxRx (Part 1) and at bit.ly/GWPIey (Part 2).…

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My Mother’s In A Destructive Marriage With My Father

By Leslie Vernick | October 21, 2013 |

                Morning friends, I’m heading off to Liberty University in Virginia this morning (October 21) to speak to their counseling students tonight on Destructive Marriages. Tomorrow (October 22), I’ll be speaking to a group of pastors in the morning, and then in the evening I’m going to be doing a 3 hour webinar…

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Am I Manipulative Or Am I Implementing Consequences?

By Leslie Vernick | October 14, 2013 |

  Morning friends, I put a new video up on my site home page entitled Building Your CORE Strength. Even if you’re not in a destructive marriage, I think you will find it helpful. Please share it with others. This month is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you’d like to help a woman in need, here is one way you…

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I Have To Control Finances. Does That Mean I’m Abusive?

By Leslie Vernick | September 30, 2013 |

  Morning friends, My new book, The Emotionally Destructive Marriage, has been doing very well. Thanks for getting the word out to people who need to hear. Keep up the good buzz because word of mouth is the best way to market a new book. If you tweet, I can email you some key phrases to tweet if you’d like.…

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My Spouse Is A Chronic Liar. What Can I Do?

By Leslie Vernick | September 9, 2013 |

                  Morning friends, I’m heading off to Nashville this week for the American Association of Christian Counselors Conference. I will be speaking several times on The Emotionally Destructive Marriage. Please pray for me. Pray for stamina and strength. The week looks to be very busy. Pray that I effectively and powerfully communicate…

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Why Marital Counseling Isn’t Wise with Destructive/Abusive Marriages

By Leslie Vernick | August 26, 2013 |

Morning Friends, I hope you had a beautiful weekend.  The weather here was just perfect yesterday. We’ve had so much rain and cloud cover lately, it was wonderful to have a sunny, low humidity day. I have a special surprise for you.  Click here to listen to Abagail’s Dreams.  It is a new song written by Nashville songwriter, Kim McLean,…

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Why Do You Separate and When Do You Separate?

By Leslie Vernick | August 12, 2013 |

                  Evening friends, We’ve had some great discussion this week about whether or not a person in an emotionally destructive marriage has biblical grounds for separation. Instead of tackling a new question this week, I want to continue this dialogue because it is so crucial not only to individuals in destructive marriages,…

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Is It Controlling to Ask Someone to Stop Hurtful Behavior?

By Leslie Vernick | July 29, 2013 |

          Morning friends, I hope you have been watching the new videos I’ve been posting each week on my home page. Are there any thoughts? Please leave your comments or questions on the YouTube response form. We’d love to hear whether they’re helpful and what topics you’d like to see me address in this format in…

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