“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi
You don’t have to understand or know what to do if you think someone is in a domestic violence relationship.
How can you help?
- Know the warning signs
- Give the person you think may be in a domestic violence relationship the palm card with the warning signs
- Smile at them and show yourself friendly and with an open heart
- Invite them to church or a church activity
- Buy them a meal or a cup of coffee to sit and listen to them.
- Have a kind and gentle spirit
- Appreciate them – find something to encourage them about
- Be available
- Believe that you can make a difference in someone’s life — because you are
- Have faith and pray for them BE THE CHANGE IN 2020 How can you be the change in this world in 2020? Start with yourself.
- Start with yourself and evaluate yourself first and then your partner, friends, loved ones, co-workers. But start with you.
- Share your life experiences with someone that is traveling the same road that you have been on before. I believe that God does not allow us to go through anything except to learn and to help someone else. He has trusted us with this experience. And if we do not help someone else in the same situation, we are wasting these precious moments of lessons and learning. And, we will also miss the blessing of seeing you able to encourage and walk through a valley with someone else. First help yourself to be where God wants you to be. Then, be available for those that need you in their lives.
James 4:8 (ESV)
8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Make 2020 the year that will be free of domestic violence!