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How Much Time Do I Give Him To Show Me?

By Leslie Vernick | September 27, 2023 |

Morning friend, I’ve just returned from a busy two weeks of speaking and traveling. I spoke to over 350 men and women at the American Association of Christian Counselors conference on rebuilding broken trust. This year, more than in previous years I felt an openness and acceptance that some marriages cannot be fixed. Not because God can’t heal but because…

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How Do I Heal from the Guilt and Shame of My Verbal Abuse?

By Susan King | August 2, 2023 |

Hello, LV&Co friends! Susan here to contribute for the team; I am delighted to address this week’s blog question. As the thunder rolls on this midwestern summer day, I am reminded of what it took to create this type of weather. From my high school days, I recall there are three ingredients necessary to create a thunderstorm. Moisture, unstable air,…

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Ending the Cycle of Abuse

By LeAnne Parsons | November 23, 2022 |

Good morning my friends! Coach LeAnne here! Fall has arrived in Phoenix! My feeders are still actively nourishing the local hummingbirds, and my hanging flowers are in full bloom as they sway on the back patio. I grew up in Minnesota, moved to California at 19 years of age, and have been out west ever since- I do not miss…

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I Can’t Accept I Wasn’t Enough

By Leslie Vernick | November 9, 2022 |

Morning friends,  I’ve just experienced three wonderful days with our virtual CONQUER conference AND packed, got on a plane, and am traveling to Istanbul Turkey where hopefully I am right now. This is a pre-Covid trip we planned with my sister and her husband. My brother and his wife decided to join us and so the six of us are…

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Emotional and Verbal Abuse

By Leslie Vernick | February 2, 2022 |

Morning friend, There is still a lot of confusion and misinformation on whether or not emotional abuse is real. You may be told by your husband or even your pastor that “you are too sensitive. Toughen up. Don’t take it personally. There is no such thing as emotional abuse in the Bible.” I want to show you something different. On…

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How Do I Speak Up To My Trial Lawyer Husband?

By Leslie Vernick | November 10, 2021 |

Morning friend, Do you have a hard time asking for what you want or need from your friends? Children? Husband? Doctor? Neighbor? Pastor? Counselor or coach? I’d love to hear from you the reasons you think it’s hard for you to be direct and say what you want or need. Granted you may not always get what you ask for,…

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Speak Up And Set Boundaries

By Leslie Vernick | April 14, 2021 |

Morning friend, We had a great launch for our CONQUER membership.  Hope you joined. More than ever, as Christian women, we need to put our brave on and speak out against abuse of all kinds and the power structures in our society and churches that keep women stuck, scared and silent. It’s tempting to depend upon good Christian brothers, pastors,…

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My Adult Children Treat Me Horrible. What Can I Do?

By Leslie Vernick | April 1, 2020 |

Morning friends, We are in a new normal and I hope all of you and your loved ones are safe. It is unbelievable how just 4 weeks can change the entire world. Crisis of this magnitude has a way of introducing you to your best self. Your bravery, your courage, your perseverance, and fortitude. Your kindness and generosity and sacrificial…

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How Do I Honor A Parent Who Is Abusive?

By Leslie Vernick | July 24, 2019 |

Morning friends, I just returned to the cooler weather of the mountains from hot, hot Phoenix. I’m so thankful for this break. Even our dog resisted her walks because of the hot sidewalks. Up here, she can run around and expend all her energy.   I receive quite a few questions from readers who are struggling in relationships that are toxic…

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