Relationship Truth: Unfiltered

Relationship Truth: Unfiltered

Every relationship has its problems. But, too often, those problems become destructive and even dangerous. This happens in Christian marriages, too. And, the church, unfortunately, hasn’t done a great job of dealing with it. Relationship Truth: Unfiltered is a place for people of faith to find real answers when it comes to destructive relationships. Leslie Vernick is the author of seven books, including the best-selling, ”The Emotionally Destructive Marriage.” She has dedicated her life to cutting through the religious confusion and teaching women to be strong, even in the hardest of circumstances.


October 3, 2022 59 min

This is a special audio version of a workshop Leslie conducted where she answers the questions, "How Long Do I Keep Trying?" and "How Do I Know if This Relationship is Dead?" 

You'll also get a roadmap to rebuilding broken safety and trust. 

Conquer doors are open for new members...but just for a short time. If you'd like to join Conquer, go to

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In this episode Leslie introduces you to a powerful member of her coaching team. Elise  Berryhill shares, vulnerably, about her experience with grief and dealing with a family member entrenched in addiction. 

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September 19, 2022 46 min

In this episode Leslie shares stories you haven’t heard before about her personal experience with emotional abuse and the impact it had on her, even into adulthood. 

Hear how Leslie dealt with her destructive mother, even into adulthood. And, learn how she found healing and the real, practical steps you can implement in your own healing journey. 

Healing from Emotional Abuse: Three Practical Steps

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    In this episode you'll meet Suzanne, a woman who didn't even recognize many of her habits as being the result of her destructive marriage. The product of an abusive home, she found it easy to believe her husband's behavior was her fault. 

    Four children and several decades later an event happened that opened Suzanne's eyes and set her on a course of real healing. You'll hear specific things she did and tips she h...

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    September 6, 2022 46 min

    Today’s guest is Joy Forrest, founder and Executive Director of Called to Peace Ministries and author of, “Called to Peace: A Survivor's Guide to Finding Peace and Healing After Domestic Abuse.” 


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    August 29, 2022 45 min

    How do you know when you're ready to date again?

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    Hannah is the daughter of Maureen from Episode 3, "Free After 41 Years." Hear Hannah describe what life was like growing up with her destructive father and how it impacted her as an adult. 

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    August 15, 2022 52 min

    Have you been impacted by sexual betrayal? Take the FREE QUIZ HERE:

    Dr. Sherri Keffer knows - personally - the devastation of sexual betrayal. 

    In this episode Sherri tells her story and shares how denial and depression kept her from dealing with the truth of what was happening in her marriage. 

    Learn the TWO PILLARS every sexually betrayed partner needs. 

    Hear what you should do - and what you shouldn'...

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    In this episode we discover three more lies that Christian women often believe...lies that keep them stuck, afraid, and silent. 

    1. It's your fault your husband acts the way he does.

    2. God hates all divorce.

    3. If I try harder, he'll change.


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    August 1, 2022 24 min

    In this episode Leslie deals with the topic of indifference. When does it cross the line and become an abusive apathy?

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    July 25, 2022 32 min

    Alicia was pregnant with her sixth child when a virus left her paralyzed. Her sexually addicted pastor-husband used her disability as an opportunity to repeatedly rape her and then used the Bible to shame her into forgiveness and submission.

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    In part 2 of Leslie’s interview with author Gretchen Baskerville  you’ll hear more about what God has to say about marriage and divorce. They will tackle questions like, ”Is divorce always harmful to kids?” ”Is staying for the kids always the right thing to do?” And, ”Is divorce only permitted when they’re sexual infidelity?” And finally, ”How do you respond if you’re being judged or attacked for leaving a destructive marriage?”



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    Gretchen Baskerville was the ultimate good Christian girl. She followed all the "rules" so she would get all of God's blessings. And then her marriage imploded. She wound up as a divorced mother full of hard questions for God and for the church. Hear part one of her two-part story and learn what she was never taught about what God says about women, marriage, and divorce. 

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    Leslie's advice when it comes to a destructive marriage is to "stay well" or "leave well." In today's episode she talks about staying well. When leaving isn't an option how do you maintain your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being?  

    Chapter #1 3:49 Take care of you.

    There are a couple essentials that you must do if you want to be a healthy person even if you're in a good situation but espec...

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    June 26, 2022 47 min

    Roby and her husband vetted aspiring ministers about the strength of their marriages...meanwhile their own marriage was hanging by a thread.

    Hear this missionary's story about living in a destructive marriage and how her missionary organization treated her when it ended. 

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    June 20, 2022 43 min

    In this episode Leslie Vernick talks to Elyse Fitzpatrick & Eric Schumacher, authors of, "Jesus and Gender: Living as Sisters and Brothers in Christ." 


    You'll hear them talk about the church's traditional teaching of women being subservient to their husbands ... is that biblical? And, should a woman give up her identity in order to serve the marriage? (And does that actually serve the marriage?)

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    In this episode Leslie reveals the three must-have ingredients in any healthy relationship. And, she reveals when the line is crossed and a relationship becomes destructive. 

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    In this episode Leslie breaks down three popular teachings of the church that keep victims of abuse silent: 1. God calls us to forgive and forget

    2. Die to yourself. Don't worry about your own happiness

    3. Suffer, Sacrifice, and Submit - You can win your husband through your submission

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    June 6, 2022 38 min

    Find out how one woman faced the truth about her marriage and learned how to live in that truth.

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    June 6, 2022 53 min

    Leslie Interviews Reverend Chris Moles, author of, "The Heart of Domestic Abuse: Gospel Solutions for Men Who Use Control and Violence in the Home."

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