Megaphone Post: Effective Counseling Strategies for Working with Emotionally Destructive Relationships

January 16, 2016


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Free Webinar: Effective Counseling Strategies for Working with Emotionally Destructive Relationships

All marriages struggle, but some conflict goes well beyond normal and becomes destructive to the body and soul of the victims. Many counselors are confused about how to handle abusive situations, especially without “evidence” of physical assault. Domestic violence need not be limited to physical or sexual attacks, but is best understood as a pattern of behavior used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over the other partner. Biblical counselors often find themselves addressing a variety of conflicts, but are often unaware of the dynamics and impact of domestic abuse on all parties that are affected. Whether it’s physical violence or emotional abuse (for example, ridicule, threats, or bullying), the Church has historically responded poorly and sometimes counter-productively to both the victim and perpetrator.

With more than 40 years combined experience working with both victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse, Chris Moles and Leslie Vernick have learned key ways to help counselees heal and do it in biblical ways. To kick off 2016, Chris and Leslie are co-hosting a FREE WEBINAR on Wednesday, January 2o, entitled Effective Counseling Strategies For Working With Emotionally Destructive Relationships. Again, this webinar is completely free and designed for counselors and ministry leaders.

CLICK HERE to learn more and secure your spot.

About the Presenters:

Chris Moles is the author of the book, The Heart of Domestic Abuse. He is the Senior Pastor of Grace Community Chapel in Eleanor, WV and an ACBC certified biblical counselor. A certified group facilitator in domestic violence intervention and prevention Chris also serves as a faculty member with the West Virginia coalition against domestic violence state wide intervention training program. His has a B.A. (Bible) from Cedarville College and a M.A.B.C. from Faith Bible Seminary.

Leslie Vernick is a popular speaker, author, licensed clinical social worker, and life coach. Leslie is the author of seven books, including the best-selling, The Emotionally Destructive Relationship and Lord, I Just Want to be Happy. Leslie received her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Illinois and has completed post-graduate training in biblical counseling.