Darby Strickland, a counselor and teacher at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation, defines financial abuse in marriage and offers advice for helping wives who are oppressed in this way.
If your marriage is in trouble, you can cry out to God with these prayers for marriage restoration. Remember that nothing is too hard for God.
Was your husband was sexually abused as a child? Don’t be afraid to take it slow with him, as healing takes time and patience.
Don’t lose hope — there are steps you can take toward a better life. Just because you got stuck in a depression rut, doesn’t mean you can’t get unstuck
Do you feel distant from your spouse even when you are in the same room? You may be dealing with learned coping mechanisms from childhood.
Depression doesn’t make you a failure. Persevering through it makes you a strong Christian and a winner in God’s eyes.
Don’t get tangled up in the notion that depression is a sin. Remember, you don’t need to deal with depression on your own.
Craig’s best efforts at helping his depressed wife made him exhausted, bitter, and resentful. Then, prompted by God, he made a decision that changed his life and began her healing process.
Monica wondered if Brent would still love her if she couldn’t be everything she had always dreamed of being as a wife. What impact would being bedridden for weeks or sometimes months have on a brand-new marriage?
Piecing together my life could only be done with my husband’s help—a husband of whom I had no memory marry