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How To Talk To My Adult Children About Leaving My Unhealthy Marriage?

By LeAnne Parsons | November 8, 2023 |

Dear Beloved Readers, Welcome to November, dear readers, and greetings from the sunny state of Arizona! As the rest of the country begins to bundle up against the chill of autumn, we here in the Grand Canyon State are still basking in the warmth of our desert paradise. November is a month of transition, where the scorching summer heat gives…

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How Much Time Do I Give Him To Show Me?

By Leslie Vernick | September 27, 2023 |

Morning friend, I’ve just returned from a busy two weeks of speaking and traveling. I spoke to over 350 men and women at the American Association of Christian Counselors conference on rebuilding broken trust. This year, more than in previous years I felt an openness and acceptance that some marriages cannot be fixed. Not because God can’t heal but because…

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Trust Is Built Over Time

By LeAnne Parsons | January 18, 2023 |

Good morning and Happy New Year friends! Coach LeAnne here! We are into the final half of the first month in 2023. How is it going so far? It’s a new year, faced with many challenges, opportunities, choices, and transitions. Committing to live life on purpose, and within the power of God encourages us to cling to His promises. This…

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When Your Old Beliefs Must Change to Grow

By Leslie Vernick | August 3, 2022 |

Morning friend, I’m back from my July break refreshed and recharged. I have a renewed sense of God’s desire for us as women, to help one another heal, grow, and thrive even in a scary uncertain world. It’s time to leave behind some of our old ways of thinking and being so that we can fully mature. Paul says when…

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What Details Do My Kids Need To Know? Part II

By Leslie Vernick | January 9, 2019 |

Morning friends, Today’s question is a follow up to last week’s discussion on what to tell the kids about what’s happening in the marriage. However, this week’s question is rooted in one mom’s fear of parental alienation when she separates. This is a very real issue in high conflict relationships and something you must be mindful of it if it…

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My Kids Are Treating Me Disdainfully

By Leslie Vernick | November 28, 2018 |

Morning friends, I want you to know how thankful I am for all of you. Your community and caring for one another continues to bless me. I know at times there can be different opinions or different approaches on how to handle various situations, but that only illustrates the messiness of real life and the value of real relationships and…

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Setting Boundaries and Applying Consequences with Compassion [Guest]

By Leslie Vernick | October 18, 2017 |

Morning friends, This week has been a hard week. Last Saturday, my sweet dog Gracie stopped eating. After tests we found out she had stage IV cancer and as she grew weaker, we decided to put her down just this past Saturday. It’s almost surreal how quickly life can change in a week. Gracie has been my faithful friend for…

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My Adult Child has Moved Home. Help

By Leslie Vernick | September 29, 2008 |

Question: My adult daughter has moved back home after making a mess out of her life. I think I’ve enabled her to be too dependent on me and now she is acting like an angry teenager instead of a responsible adult. What can I do to help her? Answer: I hear this so often. Well meaning parents have crippled their…

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