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The Idolatry of Marriage and the Comfort of God

By Leslie Vernick | August 29, 2011 |

Hi Friends, I hope all my East coast friends survived Hurricane Irene. Thankfully, we only had minor water leakage in our basement and lots of leaves everywhere from all the heavy winds. Just a reminder, next Tuesday, my newsletter is going out. I will be talking about Holy Listening. Do you know how to hear God? If you’re not already…

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Topic: A Wife Can’t Trust, A Husband is Repentant.Now What?

By Leslie Vernick | August 22, 2011 |

Good evening friends, Whew, it’s been a whirlwind week of travel, counseling, coaching and writing. I attended Logos Bible Software boot camp last week to learn their software. We were treated so kindly by the entire Logos staff. I had the opportunity to visit with amazing women ministry leaders who wanted to study God’s word using this software. In the…

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Topic: My husband’s a sex addict and chronic liar. How do I tell our mutual church friends why I’m divorcing him.

By Leslie Vernick | July 4, 2011 |

Happy Fourth of July Everyone, I hope you are enjoying your long weekend. I did. This has been one of the most relaxing summers I’ve had in a while. No deadlines looming and it’s a nice break. I’ve got some exciting news I want to share with you but am going to wait until the final details are ironed out.…

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Topic: How do I know someone is truly sorry?

By Leslie Vernick | April 25, 2011 |

Good morning friends: Thank you for all your responses last week to my question “what keeps you stuck and unchanged”. I’ll talk some more about that next week but today I thought I’d try something different. I’m going to respond by video to the question asked by The Good Wife in last week’s blog responses. If you want to read…

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My Wife Disrespects Me in Front of the Children

By Leslie Vernick | September 8, 2008 |

Question: My wife is extremely disrespectful to me and often uses four letter words in front of our children when she’s mad. I’ve told her it bothers me but she tells me to grow up and quit being a baby. I’ve tried just loving her in the hopes that she will change but so far, nothing changes. (Ron in GA)…

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Can I Withhold Sex from my Spouse?

By Leslie Vernick | September 2, 2008 |

Question: Do you ever recommend withholding sex as a consequence for destructive behavior? Laura in FL Answer: I don’t recommend a spouse withhold sex anymore than I would recommend that he or she withhold talking when angry. Touching and talking are the only channels that intimacy is expressed and experienced. If someone cuts off those channels when they are angry,…

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My husband likes to hike with another woman.

By Leslie Vernick | August 25, 2008 |

Question: Is it proper for a younger lady (age 57 – who looks much younger) to go hiking with 3 men (age 65-70), none of which is her husband? Due to my schedule, I am unable to hike with them. All of them are great mountain hikers, and they are very impressed with this woman. Two to four times a…

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My husband still wants to see another woman. What do I do?

By Leslie Vernick | August 18, 2008 |

Question: My husband confessed to adultery 4 years ago and till now, he wants to cling on to his “2nd wife”. I have chosen to stay on in this marriage and not fight in the worldly sense. However I wonder if that is wrongly telling him that it is alright to carry on this choice of lifestyle? (Elaine from MI)…

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Does Biblical Love Call Me To Share My Financial Assets?

By Leslie Vernick | August 11, 2008 |

Q. I am searching for Biblical truths in regards to an emotionally devastating situation in my marriage of 14 years. In short, my wife has called our marriage to an end if I do not include her name on all assets that I and my forefathers have worked for for the last 100 years. We both are re-married and both…

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