Domestic violence is one of those issues that just doesn’t seem to go away. Shelters, hot-lines, awareness programs, and many laws aim to protect victims of domestic violence. But the issue persists – in every corner of the world. It can be discouraging and frustrating to try to help someone who continues to choose violence for their lives. What can we do when someone doesn’t reach out for help and protects their abuser?
I was that someone. I lived in an area with all sorts of resources, but I didn’t reach out until I was almost dead. The shelters, hot-lines, and laws are very important and necessary. Yet without a profound transformation of the victims’ thinking, true liberation is not possible.
I recently produced a short film about my journey from abuse to freedom. My journey from a tangled mind to a transformed mind, to put it more accurately. The 26 minute film is currently playing in Spanish and in English. Furthermore, it is being broadcast in over 40 countries through television, conferences, and the internet. The feedback is overwhelmingly positive, and I believe this film will be used to save lives and bring healing to many. My top 10 reasons to watch The Journey indicate the need is very real.
This message needs to be shared and I cannot do it alone. I would be so honored if you would take 26 minutes of your time to view the film. If it touches your life in any way, please share it. I believe the Spirit has something to say to you through this film even if you have not been affected by domestic violence. I know together we can make a difference. You never know who needs this message—most likely you know someone that you would never suspect is being abused.
Top 10 Reasons to Watch and Share The Journey
Just in case you need further motivation to watch and share The Journey, I have compiled a list of the top 10 reasons to watch and share The Journey:
- Based on reports from 10 countries, between 55 percent and 95 percent of women who had been physically abused by their partners never contacted non-governmental organizations, shelters, or the police for help.
- More than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends every day in the US.
- Studies suggest that up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually.
- Around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Most often, the abuser is a member of her own family.
- Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.
- Ninety-two percent of women surveyed listed reducing domestic violence and sexual assault as their top concern.
- Men who as children witnessed their parents’ domestic violence were twice as likely to abuse their own wives than sons of nonviolent parents.
- Sixty-five percent of those who abuse their intimate partner also abuse their children.
- In America, forty percent of teenage girls report that they know someone who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend.
- YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
So how can YOU watch and share The Journey? Simply watch the video at the top of this post, or click the link below to access the film on my Vimeo channel – Jennifer Faith Ministries. More of a YouTube person? The link for that is also below. Thank you so much and God bless!