Help for the Sufferer
What characterizes your marriage? Marriage is a place for sacrificial giving—so a spouse who uses it to gain power and control is violating God’s design. If you are being oppressed, you are probably feeling isolated and alone . . . but you’re not alone.
Scripture has much to say about your experience, your safety, and God’s heart for you. He does not blame you for your suffering and does not tolerate oppression. In fact, He wants to rescue you.
Experienced family counselor Darby Strickland helps you to cut through confusion, speak out and find support, and then determine your next steps.
God knows the suffering and wounds of oppression, and he delights in redeeming and rescuing— especially his heartbroken children.
About the Author
Darby A. Strickland is a Christian Counselor who works with individuals, families, couples and groups facing a variety of issues. Darby was trained at Westminster Theological Seminary where she obtained a Masters of Divinity specialized in Counseling. She has worked as a counselor at the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) for the past decade.
Darby teaches Counseling Abusive Marriages through CCEF’s School of Biblical Counseling. She frequently speaks at churches about how pastors and members can care for those affected by domestic abuse. She is also the author of Domestic Abuse: Recognize, Respond, Rescue
We also highly recommend Darby’s blogpost Entitlement: When Expectations go Toxic – seen here: A sense of entitlement is a serious problem that can plague relationships. Darby Strickland shows how a person’s self-centered desires can become adamant, rigid demands that destroy love and mutuality. She identifies the key beliefs of an entitled person and provides a biblical framework for understanding the problem. Then she presents counseling strategies to help bring the entitled person to a renewed relationship with Christ and others.