How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong

Experience the Blessings of an Imperfect Marriage.

How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong

Experience the Blessings of an Imperfect Marriage. We all–at one time or another–have the opportunity to act right when our spouse acts wrong. There are no perfect marriages or perfect spouses. We know that having a good marriage requires effort and hard work. Yet we often don’t know how to continue to love when we are angry, hurt, scared, or just plain irritated. Nor are we sure what that kind of love is supposed to look like. Should we be patient? Forgive and forget? Do something else entirely? 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.

The Emotionally Destructive Marriage

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 ...

The Emotionally Destructive Marriage

Something Has to Change… 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 From the Trade Paperback edition.

Is There Really Sex After Kids

Leslie Vernick addresses this in her book How to Act Right When Your Spouse
Acts Wrong.“As we start learning how to act right when our spouse acts wrong,we
will begin to see what God is doing to make us more like him in the midst of ...

Is There Really Sex After Kids

Identifies the impact of children on the sexual dynamics between a husband and wife, offering women creative advice on how to restore intimacy and passion in a marriage while raising a family. Original.

How to Find Selfless Joy in a Me First World

Challenging the current fascination with self esteem, Leslie Vernick answers these questions and others that trip up Christians today.

How to Find Selfless Joy in a Me First World

Do You Need Greater Self-Esteem–Or Something Else Entirely? 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.

How to Build an Enduring Marriage

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Spouse Acts Wrong, Leslie Vernick, Waterbrook Press, 2003 Chapter 8 62 The ...

How to Build an Enduring Marriage

I want to invite you to take a journey with me while we study and apply ourselves to live out our priorities. It is a journey designed to leave excuses behind as we apply ourselves to an extreme relationship workout. We are going to lift the ideals we have settled for in our relationships to new standards, set aside pre-conceived ideas, commit to develop and apply new skills, and take a look at some of the priorities we have unintentionally allowed to slacken. As we dedicate ourselves to these tasks, results will follow. This book will give you the tools to enjoy marathon relationships. Avoid common obstacles that hinder successful communication Identify destructive habits that are eating away at marital happiness Prepare to get through problems without danger or injury to your relationship Achieve true intimacy, love, and friendship with your husband Hold onto joy through the ups and downs of life together Your marriage cannot work unless you do.

Loving Him Well

Leslie Vernick, author of How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong, once
asked a husband in a counseling situation what he would most like from his wife.
He responded, “There was a guy at work who was clumsy and never did the job ...

Loving Him Well

Women: you’re not alone in your marriage. You never have been, and you never will be. While it may not always feel like it, God desires for you to have a relationally healthy, emotionally engaged, and spiritually mature husband with whom you can share your days. In Loving Him Well, Gary Thomas builds on concepts from his bestselling book Sacred Marriage to reveal the inner workings of a man’s heart and mind. He delves into Scriptures that help women gain biblical insight to influence their husbands. Exploring the research of neuroscientists, trained counselors, and abuse victim advocates, Gary also interviews dozens of wives to find what has worked and what hasn’t as they’ve sought to build the best marriage possible. In this newly updated version of Sacred Influence, Gary Thomas outlines practical applications you can begin using today. Thomas desires to “encourage women who are in good marriages that could get even better; and offer hope and a new path forward to women who feel invisible or marginalized in their marriage.” You’ll discover the influence you can gain and the peace of mind you can build when you go first to God for your worth, validation, protection, and provision and then learn how to use that platform to help your husband draw closer to you and closer to God. After decades of marriage ministry, ministering to couples of various walks of life in one of the largest cities in America, and gaining a new sensitivity for many of the issues facing contemporary women, Gary has rewritten this book, adding new stories and fresh illustrations to help wives understand, love, and influence their husbands. Loving Him Well offers encouragement and biblically based support for the transformation of your marriage, drawing you and your husband closer together, the way God intended.

The Emotionally Destructive Relationship

She is the author of How to Live Right When Your Life Goes Wrong, How to Act
Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong, How to Find Selfless joy in a Me-First
World, and Getting Over the Blues. She has also contributed to the Soul Care
Bihle, ...

The Emotionally Destructive Relationship

Leslie Vernick, counselor and social worker, has witnessed the devastating effects of emotional abuse. Many, including many in the church, have not addressed this form of destruction in families and relationships because it is difficult to talk about. With godly guidance and practical experience, Vernick offers an empathetic approach to recognizing an emotionally destructive relationship and addresses 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's perspective and understand how vital it is for victims to embrace His freedom from the physical, emotional, spiritual, and generational effects of emotionally destructive relationships.

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Prayer Changes Teens

praying and see God work . Prayer not only changes our teen ; prayer changes
us . ” - LESLIE VERNICK , director of Christ - Centered Counseling and author of
How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong “ Prayer Changes Teens is a ...

Prayer Changes Teens

A guide for parents of teenage children encourages readers to relinquish control of their children to God, offering humorous and encouraging advice on how to address such issues as communication, rebellious behavior, educating teens about prayer, and addressing current issues at a teen's level. Original.

Generation EX

If you are married, what partner in your marriage is most prominent: you, your
spouse, or your "we"? ... 2001) How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong
by Leslie Vernick (WaterBrook, 2001) The Most Important Year in a Woman's Life,
 ...

Generation EX

In this book for adult children of divorce, Abbas helps them to understand the gives them the tools to create a dramatically different legacy.