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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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I Chose To Leave – A Real Life Story and Game Plan

By Leslie Vernick | July 15, 2015 |

Morning friends, Thanks for your prayers. My poison ivy is getting better and my yard is looking better. Next week I’ll post some new pictures. I’m so glad many of you responded positively to our blogger who wrote about staying well. Next week I’ve invited another woman who is walking that same journey of staying well to share her thoughts.…

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I Hate Me And I Love Him – What’s Wrong?

By Leslie Vernick | June 17, 2015 |

Morning friends, Great news. The Village Church has apologized to Karen Root and agreed that their tactics were controlling and harsh when they implemented church discipline against her for having the State of Texas annul her marriage to Jordan Hinkley after she discovered him viewing child pornography. Karen has graciously accepted their apology and the church promised to review cases…

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My Husband Is In Denial About His Abuse

By Leslie Vernick | April 1, 2015 |

Morning friends, I’m headed back to Pennsylvania and will be on the road all week. I’d appreciate your prayers for safe travels. We’ve had a great time and will miss our sweet granddaughters. It’s been great having this time to get to know them more and vice versa.   This week’s question: I have felt awkward and isolated in various…

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Am I Making Up My Abuse?

By Leslie Vernick | March 18, 2015 |

Morning friends, Hope you had a great weekend. I got a bad cold but had a great speaking event at the Casablanca Bridal Shop in Newport Beach, California. The sponsoring organization, Celebrate Forever, seeks to educate couples on what makes relationships work, and equip them with the tools and skills to transform bad relational habits into ones that will help…

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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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How Do I Heal From Emotional Abuse?

By Leslie Vernick | December 31, 2014 |

Morning friends, I hope you are taking a few minutes out each day for YOU. This is such a busy season, easy to over-give, over-spend, over-do and come into the New Year on empty. Believe me, been there, done that. Throughout December I’ve been reading Tim Keller’s book Jesus the King. If you need a fresh look at Jesus, I…

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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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My Husband Constantly Blames Me

By Leslie Vernick & Co. | January 22, 2014 |

  Morning friends, I’m snowed in today. Yesterday too. It’s beautiful but cold. I feel like I’m in Chicago instead of Pennsylvania. Many of you feel like you are in the desert place. Some are tempted to despair. We must fight that feeling. Thomas Merton writes, “The desert is the home of despair. And despair is everywhere……This, then is our…

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