Children who grow up in an environment where control is maintained through verbal threats and intimidation and conflicts escalate into physical violence, are more likely to resort to the same methods of abuse as adults. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him.
There are, however, a number of predictors that may lead to domestic violence. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible.
QUESTION: What are the causes of domestic violence?
ANSWER: The single most influential factor of domestic violence in society is the continuation of a generational cycle of abuse and/or a history of abuse in the family of origin.
It's reminiscent of the "It Gets Better" video campaign that sprang up after several gay teens committed suicide after being bullied.
For many kids who feel they can't talk to parents or a grown-up, music is a good first start.
The PAVE (Preventing Abuse and Violence Through Education) the Way Project is a partnership between Verizon Wireless and Cornerstone, a domestic violence agency based in Minnesota.The selection of songs emphasize women being empowered.Examples include Ani Di Franco’s The Story, RESPECT by Aretha Franklin, Pink’s 18 Wheeler, Fighter by Christina Aguilera, and twelve more.(Click here for the full post.) I am glad to go beyond listing songs that are about violence against women (though we have a great list of songs and movies on the Prevent Connect wiki.) We need more songs (and plays and poems) about taking a stand to stop violence and rape.What songs inspire you in efforts to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault? Lee, MPH, is the Director of Prevention Services at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault where he provides training and technical assistance on prevention.