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How To Navigate Romantic Holidays With A Destructive Partner

By Susan King | February 7, 2024 |

Hello, friends! January hit hard with a flurry of snow and lots of shoveling in West Michigan. I am hoping for something different this month. We can’t always know what is next in life, but we often have some ideas about what to anticipate. Whether or not Punxsutawney Phil is correct or not, I know God will bring a thaw…

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Breaking Free and Building Bridges

By LeAnne Parsons | January 10, 2024 |

Happy New Year friends!  As I stand on the threshold of a brand new year, my heart is brimming with hope and anticipation, it’s a time for reflection, renewal, and restarts. It’s a time to set intentions that will guide me through the days and months ahead “UNITED”.  In a world that often feels divided, my aim for this year…

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How Can I Heal When He’s Still Toxic and We Have Children to Parent?

By Leslie Vernick | December 27, 2023 |

Morning friend, I hope you had a blessed Christmas even if things at home were not that great. I’ve been struck this year in new ways on how God used two women, Mary and Elizabeth, in a patriarchal culture, to speak his truth. The feminine voice is important to God, even if it hasn’t been valued in your church or…

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Are You Willing To Suffer In An Abusive Relationship?

By Leslie Vernick | April 20, 2022 |

Morning friend, Thanks for being here and part of our community. We need one another. Women all over the world are being abused and mistreated and sadly many churches continue to misadvise women on how to respond. If you need more connection and community with other like-minded women, CONQUER, my educational and support group is NOW open but will close…

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My Counselor Is Bullying Me

By Leslie Vernick | January 27, 2021 |

Morning friend, Thanks so much for your feedback on possible podcast topics. I’m excited to get started and see how we can continue to help women get safe, sane and strong as well as church leaders to be better equipped to wisely serve those who come to them for help.   This week’s question:  I’ve been married to an abusive man…

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Focus On The Family Told Me To Leave. Was I Wrong?

By Leslie Vernick | December 13, 2017 |

Morning friends, I’ve been meditating on the women of Advent this season in the genealogy of Christ and have been so blessed to see how God uses and blesses women who have experienced grave injustices like Tamar and Bathsheba; women who are disenfranchised, stranded and broken by life’s circumstances like Ruth and Naomi and yet, raises them up and chooses…

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