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The Emotionally Destructive Marriage

SKU: C02200B


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.

240 pages

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If your'e in a broken marriage, or watching from the outside, please read this book

Kari| 2020-02-09 14:02

I wish I'd had this book at the beginning of my marriage when the destructive words and behaviours began tearing apart my sanity, or between the separations that ripped me apart emotionally. It may have saved me years of recovery from over a decade of abuse. I discovered Leslie Vernick's ministry and this book after I had left for the last time and was pursuing legal separation. The biblically-based hard truths in this book may have helped save my marriage... or at least saved me from the chaos and confusion of trying desperately to save what was so twisted and broken. It takes two committed people to make a good marriage; it only takes one to destroy it. I hope that you never have to experience what I and many thousands of others have survived. But, if you are in the middle of the nightmare, questioning your own sanity, having lost all sense of who you really are, please reach out, tell somebody what's going on, get some help TODAY, and read this book.

Highly Recommended

anonymous| 2020-08-30 20:21

The book is super insightful and I have personally found it very relevant to marital strife that I’ve experienced in my marriage. It’s offered practical advice, tangible solutions, and it has given me hope for the future. It’s thought-provoking and has opened my eyes to new perspectives that have never occurred to me before. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who’s married.

I'm so very thankful I ordered this book!

Wendy La| 2020-12-11 5:11

I heard Leslie speak in a Focus on the Family interview and ordered the book immediately and am so thankful I did! This is an amazing book: I learned that my marriage is indeed a D- but there is hope though Jesus' redemptive work. Such great insight, scripture references, strategies and hope! I will recommend this book to my family and friends in similar situations - it's a comfort to know that a number of them are in disappointing marriages (C- and higher) rather than destructive.

Effectively Respond

Diane| 2022-02-06 17:03

Very enlightening and useful in learning how to effectively respond to destructive behaviour in marriage.