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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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How I Got Covered In Poison

By Leslie Vernick | July 8, 2015 |

Morning friends, Please pray for me. I am covered with poison ivy. I will get through this but for the moment it’s pretty miserable. Last week I went out to my front door, which I rarely do since we have a side entrance garage. I wanted to plant some geraniums in my two pots on my porch. I was shocked.…

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I Don’t Trust My Husband, Should We Be Having Sex?

By Leslie Vernick | May 6, 2015 |

Hey Friends, I’m heading to Italy this week for a much needed vacation. I’ve never been there before so I’m really looking forward to it. Martha, my assistant will be monitoring the blog while I’m gone. We had an overwhelming response to the launch of my new group CONQUER. If you’re interested in a monthly support group where you will…

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I Left My Destructive Marriage, Now What?

By Leslie Vernick | April 22, 2015 |

Morning Friends, I spend the weekend cleaning out my closets and boy did it feel good. I am reading the book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I think there is something very healing about decluttering your space. When we get too full of stuff (internally or externally) we can’t be at peace. Our environment feels overwhelming,…

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How have You Learned to Stand up?

By Leslie Vernick | February 4, 2015 |

Morning friends, I am sitting here in sunny California with my dog, Grace. Yes we both made the long five day trek from Pennsylvania to California and she was an absolute angel. She slept quietly in the backseat, went pee on command at all the rest stops, and stayed in strange hotels without barking like crazy and scaring people. Overall,…

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Implementing The Emotionally Destructive Marriage: Is It Worth Church Discipline? Pt. 3

By Leslie Vernick | January 21, 2015 |

Morning friends, Thanks for your prayers. I have returned from Cuba a bit more exhausted than I wanted but the trip was amazing. The people were wonderful. They were so teachable, so anxious to gain more knowledge and skill in dealing with destructive marriages (which are plenty in Cuba). The living conditions in Cuba are what you would expect living…

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Did I Reconcile Prematurely?

By Leslie Vernick & Co. | July 9, 2014 |

Morning friends, I love all the Scripture verses you shared with one another this week. As we understand the whole counsel of God, don’t you see how much he cares for each one of us? Even when we make a mistake, God is there, teaching us to walk in his ways and to do the next right thing. Our pastor…

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Lessons From Sarah’s Story

By Leslie Vernick & Co. | February 12, 2014 |

Good afternoon friends, Pray for me as I feel I’m on a bit of overload. I am dedicating this weekend to try to sort things out and clean up my office “piles”. Pray that I am able gain my own clarity on using my time well and not neglecting good self-care. Today’s Question: I have spoken in depth to my…

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Am I Controlling?

By Leslie Vernick & Co. | February 4, 2014 |

Morning friends: Here is a poem I read yesterday that touched my heart. I hope it touches yours as well. Praying the Heart You can only pray what’s in your heart. So if your heart is being ripped from your chest Pray the tearing If your heart is full of bitterness Pray it to the last dreg If your heart…

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