In this episode of Relationship Truth Unfiltered, Leslie provides valuable insights and guidance for Christian women who find themselves in destructive marriages. Drawing upon her expertise as a counselor and Christian author, Leslie discusses the importance of recognizing destructive patterns, setting healthy boundaries, and seeking personal growth and healing. With a focus on faith and wisdom, she offers practical advice on emotional regulation, rebuilding trust, and creating new patterns of behavior. Join Leslie Vernick and Julie Sedenko as they empower women to navigate their challenging relationships with grace, love, and self-care.
Part 1: Recognizing Destructive Patterns
- Understanding the warning bells within ourselves and the accidents that occur when we ignore our capacity.
- Exploring emotional regulation and learning to control anger in safe ways.
- Recognizing the importance of self-awareness and accepting responsibility for our actions.
Part 2: Creating New Patterns of Behavior
- Embracing our unique personalities and learning to love ourselves and our partners as they are.
- Understanding the significance of heart change, not just behavior change, in fostering growth and transformation.
- Exploring resources and programs for personal growth, counseling, coaching, and support groups.
Part 3: Seeking Healing and Setting Boundaries
- Addressing the challenges of rebuilding trust and creating new patterns of behavior after recognizing destructive patterns.
- The importance of self-care and recognizing the impact of a partner's refusal to change.
- Praying for wisdom, support, and the strength to set healthy boundaries and appropriate consequences.
- Visit www.leslievernick.com/start for a free Quick Start guide that provides clarity on whether your marriage is difficult, disappointing, or destructive.