The Controlling Husband

Ron and Jan Welch talk about the challenges their marriage faced before Ron found help for his controlling behavior.

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Comments

  • Angie

    I listen to so many programs and read so many books trying to figure out how to help my marraige. The problem is my husband is not motivated by God’s will. He has no interest in surrendering to Christ. He is an angry, controlling husband and I am the quiet, “don’t rock the boat” wife most of the time. I have come to the conclusion that there is nothing I can do for him. I don’t desire to not be with him so at this point I will try to focus on my own faith and relationship with God. I will continue to pray for him and our 2 teenage children, who are fully following his example, but I must except the possibility that they may never choose Truth.

  • hsmomof6

    So much of this series is resonating with me. My husband is not angry, but I think probably falls into the controlling category. Is the fact that I am really hesitating to buy this book because I’m afraid of him seeing it and getting upset a red flag that I really need to get this book? 🙁

  • Tony Bright

    I came looking for controlling wife and the first and frankly most of the links were controlling wife.

    It seems, no matter what I think or feel, I shouldn’t be thinking or feeling that.

    Where are the resources to address a controlling wife?

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