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You Do Have Choices

By Leslie Vernick | August 24, 2022 |

Morning friends, I have an exciting announcement. After almost a year in the works, it’s DONE. We have a brand-new website and I’m anxious for you to hop over and have a look. It’s still at but is fresher, easier to navigate, and totally updated.  Since we are filling up our current classes quickly, we also opened some new…

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Should I Love The Unlovable?

By Leslie Vernick | December 16, 2020 |

Morning friends,  I hope you are doing something for yourself this season to recharge your spirit. This year normal holiday festivities are changed.  They may be virtual or non-existent, but our need for community and connection remains strong.   Even if you are single, divorced, or living out a “new normal” during this time, remember, you are not alone. There are…

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Am I Judging Or Discerning?

By Leslie Vernick | July 29, 2020 |

Morning Friends, It’s been a tough week. Thanks for your prayers. Two dear friends have COVID-19 and feeling pretty flu-ish. I tested negative (as I had been in contact with both of them) but have been staying home pretty much for the two-week period of waiting time, which is almost over. It’s raining A LOT and I could use some…

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Do I Have To Make Amends To My Abuser?

By Leslie Vernick | July 17, 2019 |

Morning friends, I am back in Phoenix for the week and boy oh boy is it hot. I forgot how hot it can get here. I can walk our dog for about 5 minutes and then we both are seeking shelter. She’s not used to it either. We both miss our long evening walks in the cool mountain air. But…

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How Do I Stay Well With A Negative And Critical Man?

By Leslie Vernick | February 6, 2019 |

Morning friends, We’ve had quite a robust dialogue this past week, haven’t we? I think this is good. We all need truth tellers in our life to help us rightly divide the Word of God and also to see our situation more clearly. It’s both/and, not either or. Our blogger Veronica is right. Our ultimate truth tellers are God’s word…

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I’m Reacting Destructively But I Don’t Know What To Do

By Leslie Vernick | August 24, 2016 |

Morning friends, I am starting a brand new 3-month coaching group called “Walking in Core Strength.” It will begin September 7 and I will be scheduling two groups, a daytime, and an evening group. Each group is limited to 20 participants and will focus on helping YOU get healthier. For more information click here. I am in Dallas, TX this…

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Do I Have The Right to Cut Off Sex

By Leslie Vernick | June 29, 2016 |

Morning friend, I’m heading out West this week to visit my three favorite little girls who just can’t wait to see their Nana and Pop-pop. We will be babysitting for the first time for a few nights while their parents get a much-needed break. Pray for us and them. They’ve never stayed with us for a few days without their…

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Four Ways To Overcome Evil With Good

By Leslie Vernick | March 2, 2016 |

Morning friends, Thank you for all your additions and personal examples of what constitutes abusive behavior. I have been very sick this week and unable to work  so I haven’t been able to comment, but I do want to add just a few more thoughts. I think it’s important to make a crucial distinction between an abusive incident (one-time bad…

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My Friend’s Turned On Me After My Divorce – How Can I Recover?

By Leslie Vernick | June 10, 2015 |

Hi Friends I’m in Chicago and just finished visiting with my family and doing a radio program for Moody Mid-Day Connection on The Emotionally Destructive Marriage. The response was huge and I hear more and more women being willing to tell the truth about how destructive their marriage has become. And, believe it or not, I’m also hearing from a…

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