Leslie. I just wanted to take a moment and tell you how I, along with my clients, continue to be profoundly impacted by your
books, articles, blogs, etc. I thank God for the gifts He has given you to serve the body of Christ.Dan DardenDirectorChristian Counseling ServicesMacon, GA
What a blessing to work with Leslie Vernick. Several years ago, I read her book, The Emotionally Destructive Relationship, and became aware that I was in an emotionally
abusive relationship. It was the first time I realized that I was not going crazy and began to understand what an emotionally abusive relationship looks like and why it continues.
And I was in one. Leslie’s book launched me onto a path of personal recovery. Over time, I have found the peace that comes with understanding how God could use all of my experiences,
good and bad, to completely accomplish His purpose for my life. In reading Leslie’s book, along with working with a personal counselor, I learned to take
responsibility for my part of our marital problems, and how to set boundaries that would bring healing to myself and, if possible, to our marriage relationship. Unfortunately, the more
I took personal responsibility and grew in health, it became clear that my husband would not join me in the healing process. By God’s providence, I began
working with Leslie in her one-on-one coaching program right around the time our divorce process began. At the same time, God was really working in my mind and heart about the lack of
ministry in our community to the lost, broken, wounded, and disenfranchised . . . those not usually touched and welcomed in many traditional churches. But I felt useless and broken
myself, and wondered if I could ever be used by God again. Leslie has a way of connecting and communicating that will comfort and inspire you.
Leslie’s style, wisdom and empathy helped me sort through all the wreckage and helped me understand the ways God might use those experiences as pathways to new ministries.
She listened as I sorted through my thoughts and confusion about “the way we do church” and our need to be the hands and feet of Jesus on the ground to those who are struggling. Leslie’s questions really helped me clarify my understanding of my life purpose, and the next steps for my life. Now I am writing a book called
FIELD MINISTRY: How to Know When You’re Ready to Move From the Pew to the Harvest. When you work with Leslie, you will find that her wisdom sticks with you months down the road.
As I continue on the journey God has designed for me, many of Leslie’s encouragements and insights guide me still today, long after our coaching time together.Get ready to grow
emotionally and spiritually when you work with Leslie. And thank you Leslie for using God’s gifts to you! Sherri Bartin