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What’s the Difference Between a Difficult, Disappointing and Destructive Marriage?

By Leslie Vernick | March 11, 2013 |

Good morning friends: Is it possible to mistake outspokenness for emotionally destructive speech? How do we tell the difference between a difficult relationship, a disappointing one, and a relationship that is destructive? This week’s question: I come from an abusive background (physical, emotional, verbal). I am divorced for more than 3 years. I’m dating a man whom I find to…

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My husband won’t talk with me

By Leslie Vernick | March 4, 2013 |

Morning Friends, This Saturday March 9th, I will be speaking all day at Loudonville Community Church in Loudonville, NY. It’s open to the public, and I would love to see you there. If you’re interested, call Kathy Tyrell at 518 426 0751 to register. I’ll also be teaching in their Sunday school the following morning if you chose to stay…

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Help! I’m Filled with Anger and Resentment!

By Leslie Vernick | February 25, 2013 |

                      Good morning friends, I just returned from San Antonio where I spoke to the Christian Counselors of Texas. What a great group! The highlight of the trip was that I invited my best friend from high school to come and help me with my book table. She lives in…

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Help, I’m Turning Into an Abuser Just Like My Abuser

By Leslie Vernick | January 14, 2013 |

                  Good Monday Morning Friends, I just returned from my annual girlfriend retreat. These wonderful women are such encouragers and truth tellers in my life. Do you have some real friends that you trust? People who know you well and you can be totally real with? God tells us that we need…

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The Destructive Elements of Neediness – Part 2

By Leslie Vernick | December 24, 2012 |

              Merry Christmas Eve, I love to read and I’m wondering if you’d be willing to share with me and the rest of our blog community some of your favorite novels you’ve read this year? I’m on a dry stretch and haven’t read anything I’ve LOVED for a while. What books have you loved,…

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What Are The Consequences for Serious Sin?

By Leslie Vernick & Co. | December 10, 2012 |

  Hey friends, This weekend I’m in Chicago visiting my family for Christmas. I’m eating pizza, pizza, pizza and if you know Chicago’s pizza – it’s the best. This week’s question: I so enjoyed your book, How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong, I want to read it over again and pray and meditate on some of the…

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Developing Strength in a Destructive Marriage

By Leslie Vernick | December 3, 2012 |

Happy Monday Friends, I decided I needed the weekend off. NO writing. No working. You know what I did instead? I threw out about months of old catalogues that have accumulated. I shopped for Christmas. I ate out. I pulled all my spring and summer flowers out of their vases and thought about what to replace them with that looked…

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Setting Boundaries, Entitlement Thinking and Demanding Respect

By Leslie Vernick | November 19, 2012 |

  Hi Friends, Thank you for all your helpful comments on how the church can be more helpful in situations of abuse and destructive marriages. I am on the final stretches of writing this book and I am very excited to see how God is shaping it and putting it all together. I do not think you’ll be disappointed. I…

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Is Marital Indifference Emotionally Abusive?

By Leslie Vernick | October 22, 2012 |

                Bill Welte and me at America’s Keswick   Hi Friends, Thanks for all your prayers. I just finished a fabulous weekend women’s event at America’s Keswick and now I am on the home stretch of writing to finish this new book on Destructive Marriages. Please continue to pray, I have much to…

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