Domestic Abuse Awareness Month – 3 Steps to Help a Friend in Need

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I strongly encourage everyone to please read through these statistics and watch Jose’s video. Domestic Violence rarely begins in violence…it begins with abuse…mental, psychological abuse.

NATIONAL STATISTICS

  • Every 9 seconds in the US, a woman is assaulted or beaten.12
  • On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.1
  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.1
  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
The statistics speak volumes. It is likely you know someone in your life who needs your support. Here are three steps to take action…

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6 thoughts on “Domestic Abuse Awareness Month – 3 Steps to Help a Friend in Need

  1. I forgot 2 short points I wanted to make- and again please dont shoot the messenger! We need to get the word outt the very highest DV rate, the very highest substance abuse rate, and the very highest divorce and suicide rate all come from a group you may be surprised to hear- The GL Community. Look at the numbers. Also, not the topic I enjoy writing about in the morning, but when interviewed, the majority of homosexual practicing men admitted to at least 500 sex partners. I will stop there. You see where I am going. If we mean what we say and say what we mean- we should educate all.
    tj

    • I totally agree that violence against all is wrong. Everyone needs to be educated. This is not just a man against woman problem or a woman against man problem. So many “walking wounded” taking paths of brokenness. I continue to pray that the cycle of abuse will be broken and many will be able to walk away in freedom from abuse and addictions.

  2. Stop the abuse

    Abuse has gone on for so long- this is not where
    Women and children belong.
    They belong in an environment that’s safe and sound
    And no abuse to be found , and not where they become
    A battering ram from an abusers uncaring hand.

    Abusers feel power when they’re in control , and will
    Never leave the abused alone – because they think that it’s the norm
    And they create their own abusive form.
    Whether it’s verbal or physical it has to stop
    So pick up the phone and call a cop.

    Maybe in jail they’ll get the same treatment that they have given you
    Just to know what you’ve gone through.
    You was not brought into this world to be a punching bag
    Or on the ground where they can stomp and clean their feet
    And have them feel that it’s a treat.

    Yet the worse may be sexual abuse by a relative who you had put your trust
    to satisfy their wants and needs and on your innocence they did feed.
    Once they see a family member will not fight , then with others
    They think it’s all right.
    If you don’t stop abuse dead in its tracks , then they’ll be no turning back.

    (The one you save may be yourself or someone else )
    © L . RAMS 102615

    • Awesome poem!! Thanks Lou! You are so right… “Abuse… is not women and children belong.” No one should be abused. I pray that these abuses will stop or God will empower the victims to walk away… or run… whatever the case may be. Thanks for sharing and God bless you, my friend.

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