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Red Flags in Long Distance Romances

By Leslie Vernick | March 6, 2024 |

Morning friend, Tomorrow (Thursday), I am off to Seoul, Korea to accompany my precious adopted daughter as she meets her biological parents and sisters for the first time. I’d appreciate your prayers. It will be a life-changing experience for both families.   A mom’s heart is always for her children no matter how old they are. Thanks for the robust responses…

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Navigating the Path of Confronting Emotional Abuse: A Gentle and Solid Approach

By LeAnne Parsons | September 13, 2023 |

In this journey of life, we often find ourselves in situations and seasons that call for supernatural courage, wisdom, and grace. My summer has been one just like this. September is a beautiful month to reflect and remember the goodness of God in our day-to-day lives.  Reminding ourselves how much God sees, knows, and feels for His children is a…

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Pause, Pray, Prepare, Practice and Plan

By LeAnne Parsons | April 19, 2023 |

Spring is a glorious season, it’s a time for gratitude and celebration. We get to reflect on hope, renewal, and the gift of our salvation in Christ Jesus. This week’s question provides an opportunity to appreciate the courage and strength it takes to prioritize our well-being and set boundaries in our relationships. By focusing on what is working and finding…

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How Do I Stop Reacting When He Triggers Me?

By Leslie Vernick | January 25, 2023 |

Morning friend, This past weekend I had the opportunity to speak at a Good Boundaries and Goodbyes intensive with Lysa Terkeurst and her team. It was a wonderful weekend, seeing women come in feeling hopeless and depleted and leave feeling deeply connected to God, connected to other women, and connected to themselves. I love seeing God at work reviving the…

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I’m Broken and Lost. What Do I Do?

By Leslie Vernick | September 7, 2022 |

Morning friend, I am in Dallas, TX this week for the American Association of Christian Counselors conference. I’d appreciate your prayers as I am speaking several times around some tough topics. Pray I can stay focused and honor God in all I say. Question: I do not normally do this, but I am lost and broken. You see when I…

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He Has Aspergers, Do I Stay?

By Leslie Vernick | March 9, 2022 |

Morning friend, It’s been a hard week and I’d appreciate your prayers. It’s hard all over and for everyone for sure. We need one another’s support and prayers for times like these. As I’ve been struggling and wrestling with something in my life, I’ve learned to press pause and remind myself that I do have choices. I can cope in…

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Can Trust be Rebuilt?

By Leslie Vernick | February 16, 2022 |

Morning friend, We’ve had some good discussions this week on forgiveness and remembering. But let’s take another person’s question about repentance and restoration of a relationship after serious sin. Today’s Question: My husband has betrayed my trust over and over but I still hope we can make our marriage work. What does it take to rebuild broken trust? Answer: I’m…

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How Do I Get Past My Guilt Over Marrying the Wrong Man

By Leslie Vernick | December 29, 2021 |

Morning friend, In a few days, we will be into a New Year. What kind of year would you like to create for yourself? (Pause…and answer that question please). You don’t have total control of all of your external circumstances, but you do have a say on how you will see them, handle them, or whether or not you will…

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Help My Husband’s Become a Muslim

By Leslie Vernick | December 22, 2021 |

Morning friend, Can you believe Christmas is only a few days away? I’d love to hear your take on my latest newsletter, Bad Girl or Brave Girl. There are times we’ve demonized or blamed strong resourceful women in the Bible (see Vashti’s story in Esther 1). It’s time we read old stories with fresh eyes. Question: I have been reading…

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