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He’s Intimacy Anorexic. Is There Anything I Can Do?

By Leslie Vernick | May 29, 2024 |

Morning friend, Do you struggle with the feeling of never being enough? I’ve battled thoughts like “I’m not good enough, thin enough, smart enough, talented enough, spiritual enough, wise enough”… you get the gist. If you identify with this not good enough feeling of insecurity and find yourself always comparing yourself to others and coming up short, you will want…

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Is Porn Use Abuse?

By Susan King | April 3, 2024 |

Hello, Friends! I live near my state’s only professional ballet company and I spent Saturday evening enjoying the latest show. Two weeks ago, I was invited into the studio to watch a rehearsal for that show with a few other lucky patrons. At that time, the dancers had only undergone 4 days of rehearsal. That up-close, behind-the-scenes look into the…

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How Do I Center Myself in God?

By Leslie Vernick | September 20, 2023 |

Hi friend,  I’m traveling for two weeks to Nashville for the AACC conference, Canada, and then Chicago. I’m having some computer problems (and you know me and tech), so couldn’t write a new blog for this week.  But a chronic problem in growing our spiritual life and our emotional and mental health is the lies we’ve been told, especially about…

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How Do I Talk to My Husband About His Porn Use?

By Leslie Vernick | May 25, 2022 |

Morning friend, I am currently traveling for both business and a bucket list trip to Israel. Instead of stressing out trying to write answers to three questions before I left, I thought I’d try something new. In some of my private webinar teaching, I’ve done a Q & A at the end. I’ve chosen a few questions that I thought…

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My Husband Stopped Using Porn But Isn’t Better. What’s Next?

By Leslie Vernick | December 8, 2021 |

Morning friend, We had our big workshop yesterday on the Three Shifts You Need to Make to Move From Victim Mindset to Owner Mindset. I hope you got to watch it. We had a lot of positive comments and good questions. Our six-month group coaching program Empowered To Change has just opened. For more information go to www.leslievernick.com/change. Question: My…

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Is Pornography Considered Adultery?

By Leslie Vernick | October 20, 2021 |

Morning friend, I will be speaking at the Lighthouse Christian Church on October 23rd. If you’re local, come join me. I’d love to meet you. We’re talking about recognizing healthy and toxic relationships and how to heal from destructive ones. Today’s Question: Is viewing pornography and or masturbation biblical grounds for divorce?  My husband and I reached out to a couple that are…

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Is Porn An Acceptable Outlet For Fun And Fantasy?

By Leslie Vernick | August 19, 2020 |

Morning friends, So glad you enjoyed Allison Cook’s guest post last week. I’m going to be inviting some of my other colleagues to share with you what they are learning about having good boundaries, healthy self-respect, good self-care, and how to recognize controlling relationships. Life is so messy, isn’t it? I find so many people today do not know even…

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Am I Being Too Passive In My Marriage

By Leslie Vernick | June 13, 2018 |

Morning friends, We had a great time last week on Facebook Live talking about topics that will be covered at the CONQUER: Be brave, Grow Strong Conference in October. Over 400 women have registered so far and I would love to see you all there. If you’d like to watch some of last week, here is a link to the…

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Am I Wrong To Consider Porn Adultery?

By Leslie Vernick | December 17, 2014 |

Morning friends, Are you merciful towards yourself? I bet even if you’re merciful towards others, you are hard on yourself – constantly beating yourself up for your shortcomings, flaws, mistakes, and failures. Being merciful towards yourself (or others for that matter) doesn’t mean you are self-indulgent or enabling of sinful behaviors and attitudes. But it does mean that you understand…

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