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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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What is Verbal Abuse?

By Leslie Vernick | May 1, 2019 |

Morning friends, Thanks for your prayers. My body is healing from last week’s fall. My finger is still pretty stiff and swollen but each day I feel better. If you haven’t had a chance to check them out, I’d encourage you to head over to my Facebook professional page and start watching our short 3-5 minute nugget videos. They are…

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Our Marriage Is Getting Worse

By Leslie Vernick | February 7, 2018 |

Morning friends, I’ve been in Chicago visiting my sweet parents and siblings. Each year we all gather together for one weekend and go to dinner and a play. This is our parent’s Christmas present to us all and it’s wonderful to have time set apart to connect.  In our busy lives sometimes connecting is tough to prioritize. Study after study…

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Men Are Also Victims Of Emotional Abuse

By Leslie Vernick | February 15, 2017 |

Morning Friends, Thanks for your prayers this weekend. They were much needed and appreciated. My time at Wheaton College was well received and the staff that attended were open to looking at the mistakes people helpers make when working with individuals and couples in destructive relationships. While I was speaking at Loving Well Marriage Weekend at Wheaton College Church a…

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Topic: Crazy Making Behaviors

By Leslie Vernick | July 12, 2011 |

Good Monday friends, I have some exciting news to share with you. I have been invited to be a regular blogger (2 x a month) for the Association of Biblical Counselors. I am going to be blogging about the same topics that I’ve addressed in this blog for years, but gearing it toward counselors and pastors who need to know…

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