• The Emotionally Destructive Relationship

  • Seeing It, Stopping It, Surviving It
  • By: Leslie Vernick
  • Narrated by: Leslie Vernick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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By: Leslie Vernick
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Publisher's Summary

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. Listeners 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.

©2007 Leslie Vernick (P)2020 Harvest House Publishers

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Every person should read this book

I enjoyed reading this book and I definitely enjoyed it on audible, hearing Leslie's voice made the book itself that much more compelling. thank you Leslie for the audible version of the book really good stuff!

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Besides the Bible, best book I have ever read in my life!

I have been in an emotionally destructive marriage for over 40 years. This book helped me recognize the signs, gave me skills and tools to draw boundaries, encouraged me in the Lord, strengthened me in more ways than I can count and offered me tons of resources. I recommend this book to be a 1st resource for all pastors when counseling someone with destructive patterns in their marriage or life. Words cannot express my gratitude to Leslie Vernick for her God given wisdom and for being faithful in writing this book for people like me. I will be giving a copy of this book to my pastor!

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  • 08-31-21

The things I felt but needed acknowledgment of

This book is extremely powerful. I felt heard as I listened. The duality and confusion I felt about how to discern what I was experiencing was breaking me down. As I’ve been working through healing and reflecting on my own part, I’ve been reading everything I can to gain perspective and clarity. This book really helped tremendously. I am so thankful to have found it and highly recommend everyone to dive into it. It covers a diverse range of relationships. It’s not religious but uses scripture and the teaching of Christ to re-explore and examine the stories we have been handed down. It even talks about the controversy in the church that many experience. This book will change your life! It has changed mine for the better. Thank you thank you thank you! To being, choosing, and creating healthy love!

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Fantastic!

This book is filled with beautiful & helpful insights! I highly recommend to many people!

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Loved this book!

Loved it! Very helpful, informative, enlightening, and encouraging. Leslie shares lots of stories and practical information in a clear, direct way.

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I loved this book! It's a must read for everyone, even those who don't think they're in a destructive relationship.

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  • 11-18-21

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Interesting & easy to listen to. Loved the authors forthright manner & the explanations from a Biblical understanding.