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Breaking Free and Building Bridges

By LeAnne Parsons | January 10, 2024 |

Happy New Year friends!  As I stand on the threshold of a brand new year, my heart is brimming with hope and anticipation, it’s a time for reflection, renewal, and restarts. It’s a time to set intentions that will guide me through the days and months ahead “UNITED”.  In a world that often feels divided, my aim for this year…

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Establishing Verbal Boundaries

By Leslie Vernick | August 25, 2021 |

Morning friend, I’m still in Chicago helping with my stepmom’s care. It’s brutal some days, precious other days. Death is always ugly whether it’s the death of a loved one, the death of a dream, the death of a marriage or other significant relationship. I’d appreciate your continued prayers. Today’s Question: Someone close to me severely wronged me and my…

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I’m Stuck, Afraid And Don’t Know What To Do

By Leslie Vernick | December 20, 2017 |

Morning friends, What a great discussion you had this week with one another. So many of you offer such value and support to one another. Just to clarify, I do personally write all my own blogs and blog titles. I have a few assistants who do lots of things but they don’t create content for me.   One thing that…

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My Parents Need Money, My Husband Doesn’t Care. I’m Stuck!

By Leslie Vernick | November 22, 2017 |

Morning friends, Happy Thanksgiving, including our Canadian and international friends. I am thankful for all of you. This is such a warm and generous community and I am so blessed to have you here. I hope to meet all you someday. Put it on your calendar now. We are having our second CONQUER Conference in October 2018. Be Brave: Grow…

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Arise, Beloved [Guest Post]

By Leslie Vernick | June 28, 2017 |

Morning friends It warmed my heart to read through the discussion last week. One of my passions for women in destructive marriages is to understand how important it is to do their own work. It is so tempting for you to focus all your energies on understanding, and trying to change your destructive partner, that you lose all perspective on…

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Is It Possible That Spouses Who Manipulate Are Unaware They Are Being Manipulative ?

By Leslie Vernick | September 21, 2016 |

Morning friends, One of the things that sets this blog apart from some other blogs that I read is that I welcome people to share different points of view. I think healthy dialogue, including a variety of thoughts and perspectives, can sharpen us all. Two elements that make up destructive relationships are isolation and control. Therefore, I do not think…

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I Have To Control Finances. Does That Mean I’m Abusive?

By Leslie Vernick | September 30, 2013 |

  Morning friends, My new book, The Emotionally Destructive Marriage, has been doing very well. Thanks for getting the word out to people who need to hear. Keep up the good buzz because word of mouth is the best way to market a new book. If you tweet, I can email you some key phrases to tweet if you’d like.…

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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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Raising Good Sons

By Leslie Vernick | March 25, 2013 |

Good morning friends, I’m in sunny California celebrating my granddaughter’s third birthday.  She is such a joy to watch growing up. She wanted to be a princess, so here are some pictures of her in her princess dress as well as pictures of her two sisters enjoying her birthday party.    In light of the tragic incident in Steubenville, Ohio,…

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