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Grieving in the Holiday Season

By Leslie Vernick | December 19, 2011 |

Merry Christmas Friends, Are you all ready for Christmas? Is the tree up and decorated, stockings hung, cookies baked, gifts bought, cards signed and sent, and presents all wrapped? I didn’t think so. But if there is such a person out there who has all this done, please share your magic secrets with the rest of us who are scrambling.…

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How Do I Handle My Husband’s Defensiveness?

By Leslie Vernick | December 12, 2011 |

Good morning friends, This is my 150th weekly blog. I can’t believe I’ve been writing these for three years. To celebrate you, I am going to give the first five (5) people who respond to this blog, a free copy of your choice of any book, CD or DVD in my current inventory. I want you to respond with some…

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Topic: The Gift of Forgiveness

By Leslie Vernick | November 21, 2011 |

I am so thankful for you. I want to ask you to do something for me. Pray. I am beginning to write my new book, The Emotionally Destructive Marriage and I am tempted to be overwhelmed and scared (as I always am when God takes me way out of my comfort zone). It will take me most of 2012 to…

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Topic: The Gift of Truth

By Leslie Vernick | November 7, 2011 |

Good Monday Friends, Today is your last opportunity to sign up for a free 1 year subscription to WHOA, a new Christian women’s magazine that is filled with great stories of real women who listened to God, featured articles on living a godly life in a secular world, and lots of great tips from cooking delicious meals to what not…

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Topic: My Husband is Smoking – The Gift of Acceptance

By Leslie Vernick | October 31, 2011 |

Good morning friends, We have just survived our first October snowstorm. Much of the area has been without power, many beautiful trees are ruined. Their branches couldn’t carry the load of snow and ice because their leaves hadn’t dropped. It is so sad to see the wreckage. I’ve included two pictures, one from the snow storm on Saturday, one from…

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Men Are Victims of Domestic Violence, Too!

By Leslie Vernick | October 24, 2011 |

Good Morning,I’m in North Carolina today doing a video shoot for the new Divorce Care series. Pray for those who will benefit from the tremendous teaching that Divorce Care Ministries has to hurting men and women trying to recover from divorce. Prayers are also appreciated for me today as I try to communicate God’s hope. For those of you who…

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Topic: My husband won’t change, my pastor can’t help, and I am a mess!

By Leslie Vernick | October 17, 2011 |

Morning friends, Today I’m flying home from sunny (and I mean SUNNY) California where I just spent nine wonderful but exhausting days cooking and taking care of my grandbabies. The weather has been unusually hot and I can’t believe I’m saying this, as a girl who LOVES the sunshine, but I think I’m looking forward to getting back to my…

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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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My mom’s in an emotionally destructive relationship with my dad. What should I do?

By Leslie Vernick | September 19, 2011 |

Good Monday Morning Friends: I hope you had a beautiful weekend. I just finished reading a beautifully written new book by Michael and Gina Spehn, The Color of Rain. It is a true story of incredible loss, hope, and trust in God’s goodness. Both Michael and Gina lost their spouses to cancer at young ages. The shared grief turned to…

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