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About Leslie Vernick
General Information: Leslie Vernick, a licensed clinical social worker, relationship coach and has authored numerous books including The Emotionally Destructive Relationship and The Emotionally Destructive Marriage.
To view her blog, check out http://www.leslievernick.com/blog/
You can also go to http://www.youtube.com/user/leslievernick to view clips from interviews with Leslie. Subscribe to Leslie's channel and get updates when new videos are added.
Go to http://www.leslievernick.com to see The Five Mistakes People Helpers Make when working with Destructive Marriages, to get more information on Leslie or to purchase additional books or CDs.
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You can’t put it into words, but something is happening to you. Your stomach churns, your heart aches, and the tension in your marriage is making you feel weary and a little crazy. The constant criticism, disrespect, cruelty, deceit, and gross indifference are eroding your confidence and breaking your spirit.
For any woman caught in an emotionally destructive marriage, Leslie Vernick offers a personalized path forward. Based on decades of counseling experience, her intensely practical, biblical advice will show you how to establish boundaries and break free from emotional abuse. Learn to:
· identify damaging behaviors
· gain the skills to respond wisely
· promote healthy change
· stay safe
· understand when, why, and even how to leave
· recognize that God sees and hates what is happening to you
Trying harder to be a perfect fantasy wife won’t help fix what’s wrong your marriage. Discover instead how you can initiate effective changes to stop the cycle of destruction and restore hope for the future.
“Women in an emotionally abusive marriage do not need another book on how to have a good marriage; those books rub salt in raw wounds. No, they desperately need this book so that they can diagnose just how bad their marriage is and then, with Leslie’s clear expertise, develop a plan that will either begin to turn their marriage around...or give them a wise route of escape.”
—Dee Brestin, author of Idol Lies and The Friendships of Women
Leslie Vernick, counselor and social worker, has witnessed the devastating effects of emotional abuse. Many, includingmany in the church, have not addressed this form of destruction in families and relationships because it is difficult to talk about. Withgodly guidance and practical experience, Vernick offers an empathetic approach to recognizing an emotionally destructive relationship andaddresses the symptoms and the damage with biblical tools. Readers will understand how to:
- Reveal behaviors that are meant to control, punish, and hurt
- Confront and speak truth when the timing is right
- Determine when to keep trying, when to get out
- Get safe and stay safe
- Build an identity in Christ
This practical and thorough resource will help countless individuals, families, and churches view abuse from God’sperspective and understand how vital it is for victims to embrace His freedom from the physical, emotional, spiritual, and generational effectsof emotionally destructive relationships.
Acting right when your spouse acts wrong will not necessarily guarantee a more satisfying marital relationship, nor will it automatically make your spouse change his or her ways–although both could occur. It will, however, help you see how God is stretching you in the midst of your marital difficulties, teach you to respond wisely when wronged, and lead you into a deeper relationship with Christ as you yield your will to his plan for your life and learn to be more like him.
Now, Let It Live in Your Heart.
Despite the abundant availability of both self-help books and Bible study materials, many of us find it difficult to apply what we learn, to make that long head-to-heart journey of change. When we are faced with life’s daily trials, our responses often lack the Christian maturity we desire–showing us clearly just how far we have to go. Is it possible to achieve a deeper, more permanent change of heart?
Discover the Principle that Could Transform Your Life.
Now, through one practical, simple-to-understand and easy-to-remember model, you can:
• Gain a new perspective on the troubles God allows in your life.
• Come to better understand your response to those trials.
• Discover the underlying idols that hamper your efforts to change.
• Learn how to discern the truth of God’s Word.
• Develop the heart response that will draw you closer to God.
Come on a journey of personal growth and spiritual discovery as your heart is drawn back to a central tenet of the Gospel: Truth isn’t something you learn, but Someone you know. And the Truth will set you free.
Counselor and author Leslie Vernick has discovered that many people pray, “Lord, I just want to be happy!” With candor, Leslie reveals that readers don’t need new circumstances but a new perspective to discover true happiness. With biblical insight, Leslie guides readers to take simple steps as they…
- recognize and change habits that, day by day, keep them from experiencing happiness
- make good choices and learn from mistakes without beating themselves up
- develop the skills that enable them to let go of negative and painful emotions more quickly
- transform difficult circumstances so they can live with gratitude, joy, and purpose
Application questions help readers work godly thinking, as well as healthy skills and habits, into their lives and hearts. They’ll discover that, even if nothing changes in their circumstances, their inner chains can be broken and they can go free…into a new path of real hope and happiness.
Western culture increasingly emphasizes the importance of self-love and self-esteem. Many of us believe we must “find” ourselves–and feel good about what we see–before we can experience significant spiritual growth. Focusing so much on ourselves, however, distracts us from pursuing the only source of true fulfillment. Do we, as God’s people, really need to love ourselves more? Or is there a wiser, biblical path that can lead us to joy that is not self-centered and fleeting, but God-focused and lasting?
Challenging the current fascination with self esteem, Leslie Vernick answers these questions and others that trip up Christians today. Offering surprising insights and practical helps that can make a real difference in your life, she shows how you can experience greater personal, relational, and spiritual growth while humbly adoring and glorifying your God.
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A experiente conselheira Leslie Vernick compartilha que a resposta para curar uma autoimagem negativa e baixa autoestima não é se esforçar mais, ganhar mais popularidade, ser mais produtiva, adquirir mais bens, garantir mais poder, ocupar uma posição cobiçada ou alcançar a perfeição. Um senso saudável de si não vem de se concentrar em si mesma. Em vez disso, uma autoimagem saudável combina a segurança de conhecer o amor de Deus com a humildade que advém de conhecer a nós mesmas e de saber quanto precisamos de Cristo.