The “Weapon of Choice”… VERBAL ABUSE
For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I want to share with you this photo shoot that was done to show the effects of verbal abuse. These are the “weapons of choice” for many because the damage is not visible to the naked eye. Unfortunately, these abuses are happening behind closed doors at homes, schools, and even workplaces. Worthless, fat, useless, mistake, brat, ugly, slut, stupid, coward, moron, retard, and all other words with negative connotations are stabs and jabs to the recipients of these verbal attacks. This “weapon of choice” is damaging to it’s victims, inflicting hidden wounds that negatively impact their lives. I pray that more people will come to understand the power of these words when spoken against us and the damage that they cause. I also want to thank The Weapon of Choice Project for shedding light on the wounds of verbal abuse that many have never even realized.
I encourage you all to check out these pictures at http://hurtwords.com/
“The Weapon of Choice Project was conceived to provide a graphic demonstration of the invisible pain caused by verbal abuse. It is meant to provoke a conversation about the problems of domestic violence, child abuse, and bullying.”
I encourage all of you to visit The Weapon of Choice Project and read more about verbal abuse and it’s effects. This is an accurate representation of the effects of verbal abuse. Verbal and emotional abuse are devastating to it’s recipients, causing many to make make wrong choices in their lives. The power of the spoken word is so evident in these pictures. Please visit their sites and join me in prayer for all victims of all abuses…