Teen Dating Violence~~ VIOLENCE IS NOT LOVE!

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month is now. It is more and more important for all of us to be aware of what is happening to our children. Every 1 in 3 teens are experiencing abuse of some kind, whether verbal, emotional, physical, cyber, or sexual.  Only 33% of these teens ever report the abuse and violence to someone. Continue reading

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month~~ Wear Orange

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

On February 10th, wear orange for love.

Get as many people as you can to wear something orange in honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and promote respect and healthy relationships! People can wear orange shirts, nail polish, hats, scarves, face paint, ribbons, hair ties/bows, jewelry, shoes, rubber bands in their braces or anything else you can think of. http://www.teendvmonth.org/young-people

Too many of our teens are being verbally, emotionally, physically, and sexually abuses. I pray that they will realize that they deserve better and that this is not God’s plan for their lives. Please join me in prayer for our youth and all victims of these abuses.  We have to stop the silence to stop the violence.

Many teens feel trapped…
and forced into silence…
when they search for love…
but find relationships with violence. Continue reading

Guard Your Heart

This is a message for teens and those longing for love…
regarding Dating Violence Awareness today.
There is so much I want to share…
but this is all that I will say.

GUARD YOUR HEART!
Many of you are longing
for the perfect one to date.
You look from place to place
hoping for your loving future mate.
Then others are only looking
for how many virgins you take.
You go from one to one
possibly with a few babies you make.
And many of you young girls
are so flattered with an older man.
But 10 to 30 years older than you!
You need beware of this man. Continue reading

Message to Teens: Kindness and Respect is What You Should Expect

For Teen Dating Violence Awareness…
there is something that I want to share.
Though you teens think we don’t understand…
I can promise you that many of us have been there.
Being bullied and harassed…
almost everyday of my life,
Brought feelings of loneliness and unworthiness…
and acceptance of a life of strife.
I was bullied at home and school…
so what more was I to expect.
I just wanted someone to love me…
with a little kindness and respect. Continue reading

Teen Dating Violence Awareness…

Teen Dating Violence Awareness…
Patterns of violence don’t just suddenly happen when the marriage begins. Many warning signs occur while dating, leading to a high incidence of teen dating violence. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and I want to help to bring awareness of this growing problem. So many teenagers are desiring love but truly do not know what love is… Love should never hurt. Love is respect, kindness, gentleness… never abusive and violent.

Warning Signs:
Checking your cell phone or email without permission
Constantly putting you down
Extreme jealousy or insecurity
Explosive temper
Isolating you from family or friends
Making false accusations
Mood swings
Physically hurting you in any way
Possessiveness
Telling you what to do
Repeatedly pressuring you to have sex

This video is an example of the warning to look for in communicating with an abuser. Just like domestic violence in households, Teen Dating Violence is all about control and manipulation.

If you need help or have any questions, please contact Love is Respect.org at

http://www.loveisrespect.org/ or call or text to :