When the most heinous crimes occur - murders, mass shootings, serial killings - much of the focus understandably turns to the victims and their grieving families who struggle to make sense of senseless violence. But the perpetrators have families, too, who often are horrified and guilt-ridden by what happened. Even the famous are not immune. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles revealed recently how agonizing it was to process the news after her brother was charged in a triple homicide. Biles tweeted that her “heart aches” for the victims and … [Read more...] about When Tragedy Strikes, Should Families of the Accused Also Suffer?
Deal Alert - Tomorrow 1/22/2015 - rvabUSED is FREE at Amazon! Be sure to grab your copy of this book! - http://bit.ly/rvabUSED Read our complete review here … [Read more...] about FREE on Amazon 1/22/2015: rvabUSED
Update 10/5/2016: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. While this post was written in 2014, it is still a viable post that deserves your attention. You see, one of the men from this true story, "Jim," has decided to run for mayor for the City of Richmond, Virginia. We cannot allow an abuser to take over the day-to-day operations of our city. I am asking each of you who live in the #RVA to read this book, share it with your friends, and vote #NoAbuserForMayor during the upcoming election. Domestic violence affects many. Women … [Read more...] about rvabUSED: A True Story
Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with The Allstate Foundation and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Now that we have the Season 4 premiere episode of Scandal under our belts, it is time to turn our attention to a cause that our beloved Olivia Pope holds dear - domestic violence. Even now, in 2014, it is difficult for women and men to step forward and admit that they have been the victim of domestic violence. We need to rip the stigma away from those two words, and make it acceptable to talk about … [Read more...] about Gladiators Against Domestic Violence – Purple Purse Challenge
Love Should Not Hurt - ever. Unfortunately, domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women - more than car accidents, muggings, and rape combined. Every 9 seconds in the United States a woman is assaulted or beaten. Worldwide, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Everyday in the United States, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends. Based on reports from 10 countries, between 55% and 95% of women who have been physically abused by … [Read more...] about Book Review: Love Should Not Hurt: Letting Go of the Pain to Live in Freedom
Today’s Word is Movement Movement - a word that can mean so many things. As far as my goals and aspirations for 2014 - I want my blog to move forward and become better than it has ever been. I want to become more active in the movement to stamp out domestic violence in Virginia. I want to begin moving myself and getting into shape, start slow with just walking and then build up to working out in the gym. Life is in constant movement. If you do not take the time to be one with your life - connect, relate, feel, see, … [Read more...] about January Instagram Challenge – Day 5 – Movement
We live in a world connected through technology. People we might otherwise never have the pleasure of meeting, we connect with via social media, their blogs, through Yahoo or Google Groups, or other forums. The internet connects each of us in such a way that cyber-friends become extended family members. Bloggers are no different. We may each have our own style of blogging, different niches, different opinions - but when one of us is hurting, we all rally together and support each other in any way that we can. I come to you today with … [Read more...] about Domestic Violence Takes One of Our Own: Christine Keith