How to Counsel Women in Abusive Marriages

In this episode, Bill Hendricks and Robert Duckworth discuss how pastors can assist and counsel women who find themselves in abusive marriages.

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About the Contributors

Bill Hendricks

Bill Hendricks is Executive Director for Christian Leadership at the Center and President of The Giftedness Center, where he serves individuals making key life and career decisions. A graduate of Harvard, Boston University, and DTS, Bill has authored or co-authored twenty-two books, including “The Person Called YOU: Why You’re Here, Why You Matter & What You Should Do With Your Life.” He sits on the Steering Committee for The Theology of Work Project.

Robert C. Duckworth

Robert Duckworth is a licensed professional counselor and a board approved supervisor in the State of Texas, and he serves as the Director of Counseling Services at DTS and an adjunct faculty member in the Counseling Ministries department. In addition to the leadership he provides to Seminary wellness initiatives, he also enjoys launching new counselors when teaching practicum courses for at DTS. Robert has as vast amount of experience working with youth in the juvenile justice system who have been challenged with delinquency, behavioral concerns, family crisis, and substance use. He is enthusiastic about the restoration of families negatively impacted by socioeconomic challenges and the criminal justice system. Specifically, his clinical approach encompasses narrative and cognitive behavioral therapies. He enjoys presenting pertinent content related to mental health and wellness at state and national conferences. Robert is a member of the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (ACES), and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS). Robert and his family are active members of North Dallas Community Bible Fellowship. He is married to Asara, and they have three children: Asher, Leah, and Jack.