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Is It Controlling to Ask Someone to Stop Hurtful Behavior?

By Leslie Vernick | July 29, 2013 |

          Morning friends, I hope you have been watching the new videos I’ve been posting each week on my home page. Are there any thoughts? Please leave your comments or questions on the YouTube response form. We’d love to hear whether they’re helpful and what topics you’d like to see me address in this format in…

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Who Gets the Final Say?

By Leslie Vernick | June 17, 2013 |

                    Today’s Question: My husband and I are very different. I am much more conservative financially, he loves to spend money. We argue about parenting, where to go on vacation, even how to arrange the furniture in the living room. His trump card is always, “As head of our home, I…

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Putting Your Marriage in Its Proper Place

By Leslie Vernick | June 10, 2013 |

  Good Morning Friends, Thank you for responding to one another. It is such an encouragement to me to see this community developing so that women who stumble upon this site realize that they are not alone. Even if they are not brave enough to disclose to someone they know what’s going on at home, here they can find people…

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How Do I Approach My Church Leaders?

By Leslie Vernick | May 28, 2013 |

  Morning Friends, Thanks so much for your prayers. I had the best vacation. I read, rested, and recharged my spirit which was much needed. Lately, I’ve heard from many women who have been deeply discouraged by the response they’ve received from their church leaders when they’ve asked for help for their destructive husbands. I’ve taken a few things from…

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I Feel Guilty For Setting Boundaries

By Leslie Vernick | April 15, 2013 |

                  Good morning friends, I’m in Chicago visiting my parents just before I head out to Grand Rapids to speak at Ada Bible Church Tuesday night. If you’re in the area, I would love to meet you. If you’d like to attend, go to dschwarz@adabible.org to sign up. I’ll be speaking on…

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My husband won’t talk with me

By Leslie Vernick | March 4, 2013 |

Morning Friends, This Saturday March 9th, I will be speaking all day at Loudonville Community Church in Loudonville, NY. It’s open to the public, and I would love to see you there. If you’re interested, call Kathy Tyrell at 518 426 0751 to register. I’ll also be teaching in their Sunday school the following morning if you chose to stay…

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How do explain my ex-husband’s behavior to our kids without making him look bad?

By Leslie Vernick | July 23, 2012 |

  Morning friends, Prayers needed. Each morning of this week, I am writing for four to five hours before starting my counseling schedule. My clients have graciously agreed to come in the afternoon all week so that I can have my best writing time free. Please pray that God would give me wisdom and flow in order to write well.…

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Topic: Does God say I have to be sexually available to my abusive husband?

By Leslie Vernick | February 27, 2012 |

Dear friends, Thank you for your prayers. I have felt them and continue to ask God for his guidance as to pacing and scheduling. Watch your mailbox later this week. My newsletter will be coming out Thursday entitled Are you Guilty of Being Too Nice? I get many questions from women who wonder what their responsibility or obligation is sexually…

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Topic: What am I saying when I share my husband with another woman?

By Leslie Vernick | February 20, 2012 |

Good morning friends, We are having a great time in the webinar series, Does God Want me to be Happy. Last week we learned how to identify and get rid of our negative thoughts. This week we are going to learn how to manage our negative emotions so that they don’t get the best of us. It’s still possible to…

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