In one year, more than 10 million men and women are victoms of physical violence by an intimate partner in the United States. That’s 20 people per minute… Every single minute, every hour, every day, every month, every year this happens here in teh United States. The National Intimate Partner & Sexual Violence Survey puts their research in living color in the infographic below.
If you feel unsafe in a relationship, trust your own stregth and reach out for help. If someone comes to you, believe what they say and do what you can to help. Pray for the abused and the abuser–that the helpless will be given courage, strength, healing, and help and that those committing abuse will find a new direction. Pray for those who work to end violence.
Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent (WOMAN) runs a 24-hour support hot line: (877) 384-3578. Pick up the phone.