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Six (6) Attributes That Can Replace Abusive Actions [Guest Post]

By Leslie Vernick | March 23, 2016 |

Morning friends, This is my last full week in California and then I head back home (long drive) to Pennsylvania. I am ready to get home. I love California and sunshine, ocean, and grandchildren, but I miss my house and my stand up desk where I can do most of my work standing rather than sitting for 6-8 hours a…

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From Violance To Gentleness – How I Work With Physically Abusive Men [Guest Post]

By Leslie Vernick | March 16, 2016 |

Morning friends, I am feeling much better. Thanks for your prayers.  I appreciate you all so much. I’ve invited my friend and colleague, Pastor Chris Moles, who is also a Batterer Intervention Specialist with the State of West Virginia to share his heart on some of the things he does to help abusers change.   He will be my guest blogger…

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What Constitutes Abuse?

By Leslie Vernick | February 24, 2016 |

Morning friends, Recently I’ve seen a few comments on this blog and others questioning what behaviors or attitudes are considered abusive in a relationship. Some people object to singling out certain behaviors or attitudes as abusive. They say things like, “sin is sin.” Or “We’re all sinners.” I don’t disagree, all abuse is sin, but I think it’s critical that…

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Is There A Place For Judging?

By Leslie Vernick | December 9, 2015 |

Morning friends, I am in Florida taking a much needed break. The weather has been lovely. Feels good to feel that sunshine again. We have visited with old friends and it’s been great. I want to let you know that I have just opened registration for 2016 Empowered To Change, my six-month group-coaching program that starts in January. It’s a…

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What If My Spouse Is Mentally Ill?

By Leslie Vernick | November 4, 2015 |

Morning friends, I just returned from Dallas where I had the opportunity to be a part of a wonderful series for women on Betrayal in Marriage. It is being filmed in an old cotton mill just outside of Dallas and I think it will be a huge help for churches ministering to women who have been wounded by selfish and…

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When Do I Put Consequences In Place

By Leslie Vernick | September 2, 2015 |

Morning friends, Can you believe that summer is on its way out? Life is going way too fast for me. This past weekend I had the opportunity to be in Chicago with some good friends visiting the Windy City. We had a great time taking a boat tour down the Chicago River, eating pizza and all my other favorite Chicago…

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Does My Husband Always Have The Final Say?

By Leslie Vernick | August 26, 2015 |

Morning friends, Today’s question comes from your comments last week about the issue of headship and submission. A reader said, “My husband won’t let me work even though it’s a job I would love. His reasons are lame but I have no choice, I have to submit.” I won’t be able to cover everything around this important topic but I…

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I’m Too Afraid to Make a Change

By Leslie Vernick | August 19, 2015 |

Morning friends, The psalmist asked himself “Why am I downcast? What’s going on? (See Psalms 42 and 43). Depression is often a response to something that is wrong, either in our inner life, in our outer life, or/and in our body. Today’s question is from someone who struggles with depression and is paralyzed by fear. I’m sure many of you…

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Can I say No To Sexual Practices I Don’t Like

By Leslie Vernick | August 12, 2015 |

Morning friends, I wanted to take a little space to respond to a comment in the blog thread about something I said in a previous blog which went something like, “in every good thing there is a down side and in every bad thing there is a good side, if we will look for it.” The initial responder asked me…

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