The Emotionally Destructive Marriage

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5 out of 5 stars
By D. C. Allen on 08-09-14

I wish this book had been written 10 years ago

Would you listen to The Emotionally Destructive Marriage again? Why?

Yes, to remind myself when I start to feel guilty in the future over something I can no longer control.

What did you like best about this story?

I was raised in the church and when I married the first time I meant to stay married for life. But after 15 years of being in a ED marriage and realizing my spouse was unwillingly to change because of indifference. I left the marriage and have felt an immense feeling of guilt ever since due to my upbringing. I was unsure of where I could fit in at church, being a divorced woman. This book has helped me to clearly see that God understands how hard I tried to be the fantasy wife for my husband and that he hated seeing me repeatedly abused. He truly loves me more than my broken marriage. Now I understand.

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Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, when she stated that God loved marriage but he loves me as a person more. This is something I thought I knew but not until she said it did I truly feel it.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Hylea Conti on 28-09-15

The Best

This book is my favorite on the subject. I've listened to it several times. It is full of Godly advise to stay well in a disfunctional marriage if you can and also contains Godly advise in how to leave well if you cant. God cares about our safety and sanity. You will not regret your purchase and will refer to it often as a center point for your healing and growth. Thank You Mrs. Vernick, I feel you have saved my life and greatly helped my children . God bless you and yours and all who seek God's intervention .

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By M. Martensen on 19-06-15

Great Resource!

This book offers sound biblical and practical ways to understand and address emotional abuse in marriages. Leslie not only provides the biblical guidelines, she also provides specific and clear action steps. This book gives hope and clarity to those who are in abusive relationships. A must read for those who work with couples or in marriage ministry.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 25-03-15


wish i could find a counselor with her mindset in Nashville, tn. so difficult to find good christian counselor tasty hasn't been corrupted by the world. nice to hear scripture brought to life for the real world. wish you were here.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By TU Bailey on 16-02-15

Get Your Head Out of the Clouds

Leslie shows the utmost compassion, understanding, and respect for hurting couples while standing by God's Word.
We are reminded that the Lord loves Each Individual NOT JUST MARRIAGE.
She is fair to BOTH SEXES.
Forget Fifty Shades of Grey, and let Leslie help you Get Your Lives and Marriages back on Track God's Way

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Rachel on 06-04-15

Must read for helping women

Biblical, practical, compassionate. Leslie offer great understanding of the difference between disappointing marriage and destructive marriage. Must read for pastors.

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