I had the opportunity to attend Leslie Vernick’s first ever Conquer conference last weekend with over 600 women from all over the United States. Many of those women have survived decades-worth of living with a destructive spouse who relentlessly dehumanized them. I talked with several women who, after finally making their courageous escape by divorcing […]
Remember the story of Odysseus from your Greek mythology class? At one point on his journey home after fighting in the Trojan War, Odysseus had to maneuver his ship between a narrow passage. On one side was a monster, Charybdis, who created a whirlpool three times a day that would suck a ship under and destroy it. On the other side was another monster, Scylla, who posed an equal threat to any ship that dared to attempt passage. If the ship avoided Charybdis, it would surely run into Scylla. Either way, it probably wouldn’t have a positive outcome.
Yesterday I brought up the modern-day theological thinking in Reformed circles regarding divorce along with the idea that this way of viewing divorce was very likely fabricated by people with an agenda. Today I want to draw your attention to another teaching popularized in the last forty years that has done just as much damage […]
Conquer Support Group is Taking Applicants This Week!
Heads up! If you are looking for more intense support, I highly recommend Leslie Vernick’s Conquer support group. For only $27 per month (which I think is a bargain when you consider how much private counseling costs – and this can be just as effective) you get access to a library of videos on all kinds of subjects pertaining to abuse survivors. You’ll also get to be part of an amazing community of women, like yourself, on a private Facebook page. I think this was my favorite part about Conquer. I didn’t feel alone. I had a place to share my raw feelings without being ignored and dismissed. People prayed for me, and I prayed for them.
Finally, you’ll be a part of two group phone calls per month where you can ask questions and hear Leslie’s answers. If you can swing $27 per month, it will be money well spent in your recovery and healing.