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Does God Want Me To Suffer?

By Leslie Vernick | April 1, 2013 |

  Morning Friends, This week’s topic is one that underlies most Biblical counsel women in destructive marriages receive. It is something that we must understand if we are going to wisely deal with a destructive spouse. It is the issue of suffering Suffering is universal, and we will all experience it at some point in our lives. Although most of…

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Desperate Wife Needs Answers: Does She Need to Repent?

By Leslie Vernick | March 18, 2013 |

  Question: I don’t know how to write you to express my sense of desperation for help right now in my marriage. I have been married for 35 years, and my husband and I have been going through crises off and on for the last 7 years. Currently, through a course of very complicated events including the fact that we…

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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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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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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…

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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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My Husband Says His Verbal Abuse is All My Fault

By Leslie Vernick | October 16, 2012 |

                                                Morning friends, I’m sending this from the airport in Tortola, British Virgin Islands where I’ve had an awesome weekend keynoting at the Love Does Not Hurt Conference. Agape Total Life Center partnered with the Office of…

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