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Is It Controlling to Ask Someone to Stop Hurtful Behavior?

By Leslie Vernick | July 29, 2013 |

          Morning friends, I hope you have been watching the new videos I’ve been posting each week on my home page. Are there any thoughts? Please leave your comments or questions on the YouTube response form. We’d love to hear whether they’re helpful and what topics you’d like to see me address in this format in…

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Does Anyone Else Respond Poorly and Sinfully to Their Abusive Spouse?

By Leslie Vernick | July 23, 2013 |

Evening friends, I so appreciate all your support and comments to one another. We are building a great community where women can feel safe and deal with hard marriages and heart issues. This week’s question came directly from the blog but I thought it deserved greater attention and discussion. Before we get into the question, I want to remind you…

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Am I Crazy for Not Being Thrilled With His Changes?

By Leslie Vernick | July 15, 2013 |

                Morning friends, Be sure to visit my home page and watch this week’s video describing the difference between a difficult, disappointing and destructive marriage. Each week on Monday I will post something new. I just received some advanced copies of my new book, The Emotionally Destructive Marriage: How to Find Your Voice…

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Putting Your Marriage in Its Proper Place

By Leslie Vernick | June 10, 2013 |

  Good Morning Friends, Thank you for responding to one another. It is such an encouragement to me to see this community developing so that women who stumble upon this site realize that they are not alone. Even if they are not brave enough to disclose to someone they know what’s going on at home, here they can find people…

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How Do I Approach My Church Leaders?

By Leslie Vernick | May 28, 2013 |

  Morning Friends, Thanks so much for your prayers. I had the best vacation. I read, rested, and recharged my spirit which was much needed. Lately, I’ve heard from many women who have been deeply discouraged by the response they’ve received from their church leaders when they’ve asked for help for their destructive husbands. I’ve taken a few things from…

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He Says He’s Sorry, Sort Of, But Now What Do I Do?

By Leslie Vernick | April 28, 2013 |

  This week’s question: I am currently deciding whether to separate from my emotionally abusive husband. After months of asking for help, his family has staged an intervention of sorts. I am trying to be positive about it, but it seems it is a little late, as I am so, so weary. I am now expected to forgive and not…

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More About Boundaries and Consequences

By Leslie Vernick | April 22, 2013 |

  Today’s Question: Since you’ve been talking about boundaries, I have a question related to waiting/holding my boundaries in an emotional destructive relationship. After about a year and a half of counseling, studying, praying, learning and with the accountability of several strong prayer partners . . . . I began confronting some things about my relationship with my Mom –…

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I Feel Guilty For Setting Boundaries

By Leslie Vernick | April 15, 2013 |

                  Good morning friends, I’m in Chicago visiting my parents just before I head out to Grand Rapids to speak at Ada Bible Church Tuesday night. If you’re in the area, I would love to meet you. If you’d like to attend, go to dschwarz@adabible.org to sign up. I’ll be speaking on…

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Men Are Abused Too

By Leslie Vernick | April 8, 2013 |

            Morning friends, Thank you for all your prayers. My new book, The Emotionally Destructive Marriage, has gone through the 2nd editing stage, and I am so happy with it. I hope you will be too. It has a new test to determine if your marriage is destructive, as well as a test to evaluate…

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