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My Husband Doesn’t Speak To Me. Do I Have To Have Sex?

By Leslie Vernick | November 18, 2020 |

Morning friends, Went for another hike last weekend with friends. This time, someone knew where we were going and so all I had to do was follow. What a great illustration for us and Jesus. He knows where we are to go, what steps to take, what pitfalls and dangers are ahead. He shepherds the way. Others may think they…

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He Says He’s Trying To Build Trust, But I Don’t Trust Him

By Leslie Vernick | September 9, 2020 |

Morning friends, I hope you had a relaxing and fun Labor Day weekend. The weather was beautiful here in the White Mountains and I probably walked close to 20 miles over the 3-day weekend.  I have loved walking here in the cooler weather, among the pine trees of Arizona. Yes, we have the largest deciduous pine forest in the world…

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My Husband Wants To Reconcile, But I Don’t Trust Him

By Leslie Vernick & Co. | March 27, 2019 |

Morning friends, Well, I finally have a new puppy. Meet Addison, Addie for short. Someone from this blog actually told me about a breeder who had puppies, Dallas Labradoodles, and Addie is amazing, but a ton of work. I forgot what it’s like to have a new puppy. It’s just like having a baby except you can put it in…

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Sexual Abuse In Marriage, Part 2 [Guest Post]

By Leslie Vernick | March 13, 2019 |

Morning friends, I just returned from our family vacation from Hawaii. We cruised all of the islands. My favorites were Maui and Kauai. We took a bicycle ride down the mountain in Maui which was quite fun and saw some beautiful beaches and attended a Luau. But I think my favorite thing was watching my granddaughters enjoy the new experiences.…

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How Do I Stop Repeating The Same Cycle

By Leslie Vernick | September 12, 2018 |

  Morning friends, I’m back from my little cabin in the woods where it was cool and quiet and now in my hot but thankfully air-conditioned home in the Phoenix area. I will miss it there. It’s just a tiny cabin but there was something quite peaceful about being there. Next summer I hope to spend a few months up…

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My Mother Has Crossed The Line, But Did I Overreact?

By Leslie Vernick | March 8, 2017 |

Morning friends, I have to tell you all again how much I appreciate the love, support, and care that you give to one another. I try to read every response even though I don’t always have time to personally comment. You all make me proud. I love to see how you take what Satan would love to crush you with,…

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If My Spouse Kills Himself, Will It Be My Fault?

By Leslie Vernick | February 1, 2017 |

Morning friends, I love you all. I love your heart. I love how you spend so much of your precious time helping one another, sharing your stories, resources and heart with one another. I love that you are humble and confess when you have reacted emotionally or harshly and want to learn to walk in CORE strength. This is what…

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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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Topic: Do I have to have sex with my husband?

By Leslie Vernick | September 26, 2011 |

Hi Friends, I’m heading off to Nashville, TN, tomorrow to attend the American Association of Christian Counselor conference. I am speaking on The Emotionally Destructive Relationship as well as Domestic Violence: An Abuse of Power. I’d really appreciate your prayers if you think of me. I’ll post some pictures on my Facebook page and put a few on next week’s…

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