Emotionally destructive relationships can be hard to define but they are no less painful than physical abuse. Leslie Vernick knows the pain of emotional abuse and the road to freedom! Today, she takes your calls and questions and helps you learn to recognize the abuse, stop it, and thrive on the other side of emotionally destructive relationships.
Leslie Vernick, LCSW, is a popular speaker with over thirty-five years of counseling experience. The author of seven books, including the best-selling The Emotionally Destructive Relationship, Leslie currently serves on the Board of Directors for several outreach ministries and has taught in many places around the globe. Leslie and her husband, Howard, have been married for over 40 years, have two adult children, and love being grandparents.
Chris Brooks is the senior pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the Detroit metropolitan area. Chris served for 20 years as the senior pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1,600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is the author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of six children: Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, Sophia, and Christyana.
Equipped with Chris Brooks encourages you to grow spiritually, think critically, and live compassionately in your community. Interact with Chris as he empowers you to live out the gospel in a rapidly changing culture. This live, one-hour program, airing weekdays at noon CT, features special guests and welcomes your participation by callling in and by plugging in through social media.