June Hunt Gives 5 Steps on How to Respond to Domestic Violence

June Hunt (Courtesy of Hope for the Heart)
June Hunt
(Courtesy of Hope for the Heart)

Devastating dysfunction exists in Ray and Janay’s Rice’s relationship – and now the whole world knows it. 

A recently released video shows the couple in a shocking altercation on an elevator in an Atlantic City casino. Ray strikes Janay, who was then his fiancée, and after she strikes back he wields a punch that slams her head against the wall and knocks her out cold. A previously released video in February shows Ray dragging Janay off the elevator, and as deplorable as that scene was, no one knew exactly what happened prior … behind closed doors.

The running back for the Baltimore Ravens has now been cut from the team and suspended indefinitely from the National Football League. Ripple effects from such a disturbing display of domestic violence prompted Congress to probe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on how Rice’s case has been handled, and now an independent investigation will examine the NFL’s response to this case and their approach to domestic violence.

While investigations are necessary and critical, it’s important to remember – this is not just an NFL problem. Countless people across occupational, cultural, ethnic, and gender lines are victims of domestic violence every day, but most of their experiences are “off camera.” Perhaps you’re one of those people – you’ve rationalized, apologized, and yet know at any given moment you could be terrorized. Find help today.* You don’t have to combat domestic violence alone.

Recent statistics indicate that around one in three women experience physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner. Domestic violence is not a problem for only a few. These women are our neighbors, friends, co-workers and family members. This problem affects all of us, and we need to work together to raise awareness, stand against abuse, and help those trapped in abusive relationships find a way out.

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Source: Christian Post | JUNE HUNT

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