I hope you are having a great summer. My husband and I just returned from Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The views were breathtaking! It is a beautiful part of the country.
Yesterday I spoke to the Ponte Vedra United Methodist Church Women’s Group about domestic violence issues. What a wonderful group of ladies! I was welcomed with open arms and immediately felt a special connection to them.
After my presentation, we had time for Q&A. We had a very open discussion not only about domestic violence, but also teen dating abuse, which is a real concern for these women. They worry about their children and grandchildren, and rightfully so. They left with tools and confidence to have difficult conversations with loved ones.
The most important thing we accomplished yesterday was that we talked about domestic violence. Let’s keep this topic of conversation going. Let’s raise awareness to domestic violence issues and become part of the solution like these women are.
Remember, if we can help just one woman, we’ve done our job.
Please note: If you are in an abusive relationship, please reach out to your local domestic violence organization or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233.